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My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life.
My mother was the influence in my life. She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate triumph of justice and hard work. She believed passionately in education.
John H. Johnson
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.
I get whatever placidity I have from my father. But my mother taught me how to take it on the chin.
Parenthood always comes as a shock. Postpartum blues? Postpartum panic is more like it. We set out to have a baby; what we get is a total take-over of our lives.
Polly Berrien Berends
Family life was wonderful. The streets were bleak. The playgrounds were bleak. But home was always warm. My mother and father had a great relationship. I always felt 'safe' there.
I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station.
It's a huge change for your body. You don't even want to look in the mirror after you've had a baby, because your stomach is just hanging there like a Shar-Pei.
That's my ideal day, time with my boys.
My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood, because it was full of gladness and good humanity.
Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.
I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career. I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party, what my son was writing. I was thinking about Legos.
It is a sad commentary of our times when our young must seek advice and counsel from 'Dear Abby' instead of going to Mom and Dad.
What parent has it easy? I just never make the difficulty of it an obstacle. I just do it.
I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence.
I don't think children's inner feelings have changed. They still want a mother and father in the very same house; they want places to play.
I'd just as soon stay home and raise babies.
Dad was a strict disciplinarian and would give us a wallop with a wooden spoon if we were out of order. But we really respected him - he didn't try to be our best friend.
There are 80 million moms in the United States. Forty million stay at home with their children.
If you're asking your kids to exercise, then you better do it, too. Practice what you preach.
In truth, I am a single mother. But I don't feel alone at all in parenting my daughter. Krishna has a whole other side of her family who loves her, too. And so Krishna is parented by me, but also by her grandmother and aunts and cousins and uncles and friends.
Nobody ever becomes an expert parent. But I think good parenting is about consistency. It's about being there at big moments, but it's also just the consistency of decision making. And it's routine.
What lingers from the parent's individual past, unresolved or incomplete, often becomes part of her or his irrational parenting.
Autism is a neurological disorder. It's not caused by bad parenting. It's caused by, you know, abnormal development in the brain. The emotional circuits in the brain are abnormal. And there also are differences in the white matter, which is the brain's computer cables that hook up the different brain departments.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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