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The idea that children are passive repositories to be shaped by their parents has been massively overstated. A child's peer group is a far greater determinant of its development and achievements than parental aspiration.
It has been my observation that parents kill more dreams than anybody.
Vaccines save lives; fear endangers them. It's a simple message parents need to keep hearing.
In my parents' generation, rebellion was pop culture. It's not anymore.
Having children truly ends adolescence. We are all either parents or children: responsibility-takers or those who demand from others.
I think we are defined as human beings through our families, no matter what kind of family - through our relationships with parents, brothers and sisters.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
I grew up in one of the most socially conservative neighborhoods in Ohio, and my parents were traditional Catholics. But in her old age, my mother got her home health care from a guy who was gay, who was wonderful to her. Before she died, she rode a float in the Cincinnati Gay Pride Parade.
The education of my brother and myself was of paramount importance to my parents, and in addition to their strong encouragement, they were prepared to make any sacrifice to further our intellectual development.
Jerome Isaac Friedman
My world was completely different to other boys my age. When I was six I was earning money, and by 10 I was paying more tax than the parents of other pupils. I feel a lot older than my years. Because I was working with adults, I had to mature a lot quicker.
Imagine that everything you are typing is being read by the person you are applying to for your first job. Imagine that it's all going to be seen by your parents and your grandparents and your grandchildren as well.
We believed in our idea - a family park where parents and children could have fun- together.
You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal and that everyone deserves an even break.
Harry S Truman
I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their children.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Parents who wonder where the younger generation is going should remember where it came from.
This might be the first generation where kids are dying at a younger age than their parents and it's related primarily to the obesity problem.
A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp.
Distrust and caution are the parents of security.
Parents matter, buildings count, curriculum choices, materials, resources - all these things are important in a top-class education. But, in the end, it comes down to the teachers.
You have to respect your parents. They are giving you an at-bat. If you're an entrepreneur and go into the family business, you want to grow fast. Patience is important. But respect the other party... My dad and I pulled it off because we really respect each other.
I guess that's one of the things about growing up in the fifties - it never occurred to me that you wouldn't be at least as successful as your parents.
Hunter S. Thompson
Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for parents who want their children to see the world in more than one way.
For whatever reason, I didn't succumb to the stereotype that science wasn't for girls. I got encouragement from my parents. I never ran into a teacher or a counselor who told me that science was for boys. A lot of my friends did.
My parents had very high expectations. They expected me to get straight A's from the time I was in kindergarten.
Tyranny or slavery, born of selfishness, are the two educational methods of parents; all gradations of tyranny or slavery.
I don't believe in nepotism. I don't much like the idea of parents who interfere.
C. S. Lewis
John F. Kennedy
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