Favorite Quotations ~† Parenting & Parenthood How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk

"Are anybody's parents typical?" ~ Madeleine L'Engle


The thing you can do better than anyone else is love your children, because they're your children. ~ Maya Rudolph

Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

A poignant paradox is that sometimes the very desire to be a good mother or father will lead the parent to mistake duty for love. ~ William Purkey

The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent. ~ Mel Lazarus

The last step in parental love involves the release of the beloved, the willing cutting of the cord that would otherwise keep the child in a state of emotional dependence. ~ Lewis Mumford

Too many parents make life hard for their children by trying, too zealously, to make it easy for them. ~ Johann von Goethe

If I hear one more word, Bart doesn't get to watch cartoons and Lisa doesn't get to go to college! ~ Homer J. Simpson

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

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father. ~ Gloria Steinem

Having one child makes you a parent. Having two or three makes you a referee. ~ David Frost

My fatherís wit, and my motherís tongue, assist me! ~ William Shakespeare, Love's Labors Lost

Up until I became a father, it was all about self-obsession. But then I learned exactly what it's all about: the delight of being a servant. ~ Eric Clapton

Parenting cannot just be one size fits all. ~ Amy Chua

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