Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching kids what counts is best
By the end of the decade it had become obvious that perhaps the one constant of our variegated and strung-out peer groups was a pervasive sense of self-consciousness that sent us in grouchy packs to ugly festivals just to be together and dig ourselves and each other, as if all of this meant something greater than that we were kids who liked rock 'n' roll and came out to have a good time, as if our very styles and trappings and drugs and jargon could be in themselves political statements for any longer than about fifteen stoned seconds, even a threat to the Mother Country! So we loved and loved and doted on ourselves and our reflections in each other even as the whole thing got out of hand and turned into mud and disaster areas and downs and death.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of weapons kids have access to. It wasn't any intent -- it was an accident
A family member asked my wife, "Aren't you concerned about his (our son's) socialization with other kids?" My wife gave this response: "Go to your local middle school, junior high, or high school, walk down the hallways, and tell me which behavior you see that you think our son should emulate."
We were on welfare when we were kids. Thanks for reminding me of that
Animation is the one type of movie that really does play for the entire audience. Our challenge is to make stories that connect for kids and adults.
When it comes to football, God is prejudiced - toward big, fast kids.
Don't demand respect as a parent. Demand civility and insist on honesty. But respect is something you must earn -- with kids as well as with adults.
All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.
Sex education may be a good idea in the schools, but I don't believe the kids should be given homework
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Sport is how poor kids from poor countries pass through the eye of the needle to riches and recognition.
The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.
Don't tell me about the world. Not today. It's springtime and they're knocking baseball around fields where the grass is damp and green in the morning and the kids are trying to hit the curve ball
Kids today are looking for idols, but sometimes they look too far... They don't have to look any farther than their home because those are the people that love you. They are the real heroes
Kids are always chasing rainbows, but baseball is a world where you can catch them
Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want-and their kids pay for it
Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it
Before our kids start coming home from Iraq in body bags and women and children start dying in Baghdad, I need to know, what did Iraq do to us?
I much prefer working with kids whose life could be completely upended by a reading of a book over a weekend. You give them a book to read - they go home and come back a changed person. And that is so much more interesting and exciting.
So, not only am I panicking over the weekend if I need to know my lines, but also if can I get the kids to the zoo. Can I even go to church? I was asking for certain things that would allow me to plan my life a little better.†
Weekend planning is a prime time to apply the Deathbed Priority Test: On your deathbed, will you wish you would spent more prime weekend hours grocery shopping or walking in the woods with your kids
Most kids will not volunteer to eat veggies. At times you must step up to the plate and enforce the rule of authority as a parent.
Folk music was out there. Clubs were springing up and they were hot with the college kids.
Trees like to have kids climb on them, but trees are much bigger than we are, and much more forgiving.