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Love is staying up all night with a sick child - or a healthy adult.
I think a dad has to make his daughter feel that he's genuinely interested in what she's going through.
Harry Connick, Jr.
The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets, but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.
My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
If you're financially responsible, your children have a much better chance to grow up financially responsible.
I want to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I don't even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours.
Studies show that children best flourish when one mom and one dad are there to raise them.
Children that are raised in a home with a married mother and father consistently do better in every measure of well-being than their peers who come from divorced or step-parent, single-parent, cohabiting homes.
It's hard enough to work and raise a family when your kids are all healthy and relatively normal, but when you add on some kind of disability or disease, it can just be such a burden.
You have to support your children to have a healthy relationship.
Having children with someone is the real bond.
No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas, purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent.
I have three daughters, so I can't be as tough as I want to be. When you have kids - especially daughters - they know how to work you. They're a lot smarter than we are, that's for sure. But I'll be more tough on their boyfriends.
It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.
We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children.
What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours? So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp.
When a parent shows up with an attitude of entitlement, understand that under it is a boatload of anxiety.
Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.
Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes. I don't want to go to PTA meetings.
Mom and Dad would stay in bed on Sunday morning, but the kids would have to go to church.
I feel very blessed to have two wonderful, healthy children who keep me completely grounded, sane and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an awards show just so I know to keep it real.
Parenthood and family come first for me, and when I'm not working I'm cool with the Teletubbies.
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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