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You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.  ~William D. Tammeus


Making the decision to have a child is momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.  ~Elizabeth Stone


Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep.  ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


When you have brought up kids, there are memories you store directly in your tear ducts.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com


Parenthood:  That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage.  ~Marcelene Cox


Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories.  ~John Wilmot


It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.  ~Phyllis Diller


To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.  ~Josh Billings


Your children need your presence more than your presents.  ~Jesse Jackson


It's not only children who grow.  Parents do too.  As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours.  I can't tell my children to reach for the sun.  All I can do is reach for it, myself.  ~Joyce Maynard


Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.  ~Robert Fulghum


Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.  ~Haim Ginott


The trouble with learning to parent on the job is that your child is the teacher.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com


It behooves a father to be blameless if he expects his child to be.  ~Homer


If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent.  ~Bette Davis


It kills you to see them grow up.  But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.  ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams


Diogenes struck the father when the son swore.  ~Robert Burton, "Anatomy of Melancholy," Democritus to the Reader, 1621


Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too.  ~Lionel Kauffman


Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.  ~Abigail Van Buren


The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable.  ~Lane Olinghouse


If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.  ~C.G. Jung, Integration of the Personality, 1939


Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.  ~Robert A. Heinlein


Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.  ~Roger Lewin


Simply having children does not make mothers.  ~John A. Shedd


Although there are many trial marriages... there is no such thing as a trial child.  ~Gail Sheehy


Children have more need of models than of critics.  ~Carolyn Coats, Things Your Dad Always Told You But You Didn't Want to Hear


The beauty of "spacing" children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones - which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones.  ~Sydney J. Harris


There are two lasting bequests we can give our children.  One is roots.  The other is wings.  ~Hodding Carter, Jr.


Your children tell you casually years later what it would have killed you with worry to know at the time.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


Do not ask that your kids live up to your expectations.  Let your kids be who they are, and your expectations will be in breathless pursuit.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com


The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.  ~Edward, Duke of Windsor, Look, 5 March 1957


The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents.  ~Charles DeLint


Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children.  ~Marilyn Penland


My mom used to say it doesn't matter how many kids you have... because one kid'll take up 100% of your time so more kids can't possibly take up more than 100% of your time.  ~Karen Brown


A parent's love is whole no matter how many times divided.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com


Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
And that's what parents were created for.
~Ogden Nash, "The Parent," Happy Days, 1933


Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.  ~Charles R. Swindoll, The Strong Family


How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.  It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.  ~Walter Scott


You will always be your child's favorite toy.  ~Vicki Lansky, Trouble-Free Travel with Children, 1991


What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give.  ~P.D. James, Time to Be in Earnest