Favorite Quotations ~  Parenting & Parenthood, 2 Your Best Life Now

"Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare." ~ Ed Asner

me & kayla

Never fear spoiling children by making them too happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow. ~ Thomas Bray

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears. ~ Francis Bacon

Parents remain our touchstones, fellow travelers, even after death. They are both missing and present. ~ Ellen Goodman

Our greatest hope is to bring up children inspired by their opportunities for being helpful and loving. ~ Benjamin Spock

My parents taught me that I could do anything I wanted and I have always believed it to be true. Add a clear idea of what inspires you, dedicate your energies to its pursuit and there is no knowing what you can achieve, particularly if others are inspired by your dream and offer their help. ~ Pete Goss

Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves. ~ Marcelene Cox

Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves. ~ Elbert Hubbard

I believe every person has a guardian spirit or angel. They assist us in the transition between life and death and they also help us pick our parents before we are born. ~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

The walks and talks we have with our 2-yearolds in red boots have a great deal to do with the values they will cherish as adults. ~ Edith F. Hunter

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