Friday, April 10, 2009

Parenting: My Top 10 Favorite Quotes About Parenting

Words of wisdom I try to remember while riding the roller coaster of life called Parenting!

1. “To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.” Ancient Chinese Proverb

2. “Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression” Dr. Haim Ginott

3. “To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.” Pope John Paul II

4. “If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.” Rachel Carson

5. “I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” Harry S. Truman

6. “Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.” Unknown

7. “An aware parent loves all children he or she meets and interacts with—for you are a caretaker for those moments in time.” Doc Childare

8. “The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” Confucius

9. “Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open,and rules are flexible--the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.” Virginia Satir

10. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.” Richard Bach

From My Perspective, we all need words of wisdom to assist us in our effort at parenting in the very best way we can. What are your favorite quotes about parenting and family life - please share by posting your comments!

1 comment:

livinginagirlsworld said...

What a fantastic assortment of truths to raising kids. Thanks so much for sharing. I may reblog this!