Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes
The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.
To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.
Many parents are finding out that a pat on the back helps develop character - if given often enough, early enough, and low enough
Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.
Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents come to a grinding halt at their conception.
We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Listening to parents' advice is sort of like watching commercials. You know what's coming, you've heard it all before, it's a big bore, but you listen anyway
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.
Children learn to smile from their parents.
Some parents really bring their children up; others let them down
To some baffled parents youth is stranger than fiction
All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting to encounter yourself.
The longer we live the more we think and the higher the value we put on friendship and tenderness towards parents and friends.
Many younger elite Sri Lankans,especially young Tamils, have capitalised on foreign university credentials and their parents' dwindling wealth to escape from the daily stress and tragedy of life on the island.
College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?
The great medical facilities are a relief for the parents, too, who do not have to think about caring for their young ones on their own for a weekend. They have a great time.
When parents put gold into the hands of youth, when they should put a rod under their girdle--when instead of awe they make them past grace, and leave them rich executors of goods, and poor executors of godliness, then it is no marvel that the son being left rich by his father's will, becomes reckless by his own will.
We meet on the broad pathway of good faith and good will; no advantage shall be taken on either side, but all shall be openness and love. I will not call you children, -- for parents sometimes chide their children too severely; nor brothers only, -- for brothers differ. The friendship between me and you I will not compare to a chain; for that the rains might rust, or the falling tree might break. We are the same as if one man's body were to be divided into two parts, we are all one flesh and blood.
The main problem with teenagers is that they're just like their parents were at their age.
So what are we given We're also given, my generation, the disillusionment of our parents.
Personal history must be constantly renewed by telling parents, relatives, and friends everything one does. On the other hand, for the warrior who has no personal history, no explanations are needed; nobody is angry or disillusioned with his acts. And above all, no one pins him down with their thoughts and their expectations.
They remember when their parents went out there, had picnics on the Beck's Mill grounds. It was the nostalgia of it.