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A child's geographic location, race or parent's income level should not predetermine their life's course and it's up to us to see that they don't.
The character and history of each child may be a new and poetic experience to the parent, if he will let it.
I'm still my parent's child, I'm still me, but I made a choice. I evolved into Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. I think it has to do with evolution.
I think people should be given a test much like driver's tests as to whether they're capable of being parents! It's an art form. I talk a lot. And I think a lot. And I draw a lot. But never in a million years would I have been a parent. That's just work that's too hard.
The best situation is being a single parent. The best part about is that you get time off, too, because the kids are with their mom, so it's the best of both worlds. There's a lot to be said for it.
The bond between a parent and child is the primary bond, the foundation for the rest of the child's life. The presence or absence of this bond determines much about the child's resiliency and what kind of adult they will grow up to be.
The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.
Every parent has gone through a period when their child wasn't so happy with them.
I have less energy than I did when I was a younger parent, although I was never really a young parent.
We all parent the best we can. Being human, we're ambivalent. We want perfection for our babies, but we also need sleep.
Now that I'm a parent, I understand why my father was in a bad mood a lot.
I think that people in the phase between being someone's kid and being someone's parent have always been uniquely narcissistic, but that social media and Twitter and LiveJournal make it really easy to navel-gaze in a way that you've never been able to before.
Kids are a great analogy. You want your kids to grow up, and you don't want your kids to grow up. You want your kids to become independent of you, but it's also a parent's worst nightmare: That they won't need you. It's like the real tragedy of parenting.
Jonathan Safran Foer
Being a parent has taught me a lot of things already, you know, though it's only been a year and half, and has made me address parts of myself that I would otherwise live in comfortable denial of, or you know and - you know, for instance, my self-loathing.
If you have a line of business - I know this as a CEO - or if you have a teenager - I know this as a parent - who have a spending problem, what do you do? You quit giving them money.
That thing, 'You must stay together for the kids', is out of fashion but is right. It's not arguing parents that children don't like, it is having one parent.
Iain Duncan Smith
In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent.
If the money we donate helps one child or can ease the pain of one parent, those funds are well spent.
Does any new parent, even if you're not a first-time parent, ever really know what to do?
Robert Downey, Jr.
I have a very steadfast tendency to parent myself, to monitor my development into the person I want to be. I've tried to keep the corruption minimal.
When you become a parent, you look at your parents differently. You look at being a child differently. It's an awakening, a revelation that you have.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Two children of same cruel parent look at one another and see in each other the image of the cruel parent or the image of their past oppressor. This is very much the case between Jew and Arab: It's a conflict between two victims.
There's nothing unique about me as a parent. I am a parent. My kids are kids. We do the best we can do.
Every parent wants to know that their children are protected against those who have a particular agenda until they get old enough to make decisions for themselves.
Iain Duncan Smith
The one thing about being a parent is the ability to be selfless: To give up the things you want and need for the benefit of someone else.
Time is the king of all men, he is their parent and their grave, and gives them what he will and not what they crave.
I mean, the idea of losing a parent is really inconceivable. I think there's just an undertone of dread about the subject, so people don't talk about it and don't prepare for it.
All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent. After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood.
Some people are that - more than a parent, more than a role model, more than anything less than a religion.
It's a very difficult thing losing a parent, but I think there's an added complication for me, because he was so well-loved and he had this very open charm that made people feel they had a personal relationship with him.
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