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Family involvement is a valuable thing and playing together actively can be the '90s version of it. Instead of just watching, you can do it together... something we don't spend enough time on. We can motivate and excite each other about fitness.

- Alan Thicke

Specialized

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.

- Allan Bloom

Single Remains

Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.

- Alvin Toffler

United States

There are 80 million moms in the United States. Forty million stay at home with their children.

- Andrew Shue

Children Freedom

Children should have enough freedom to be themselves - once they've learned the rules.

- Anna Quindlen

Mistake Think

It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.

- Anne Sullivan

Going Having

There's really no point in having children if you're not going to be home enough to father them.

- Anthony Edwards

Memory Lives

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.

- Charles R. Swindoll

Luck Bad

We've had bad luck with our kids - they've all grown up.

- Christopher Morley

Cool Parenthood

Parenthood and family come first for me, and when I'm not working I'm cool with the Teletubbies.

- Clive Owen

Children Healthy

You have to support your children to have a healthy relationship.

- Connie Sellecca

King Womanhood

Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood, the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become.

- Coretta Scott King

Parent Other

Parenting classes should be mandatory, whether you are adopting or not, and would include an evaluation of your current physical, mental and financial state as well as how ready you are to take on the rigors of parenthood. Our children are our most precious natural resource, and there is absolutely no other way to parent but to put them first.

- Dale Archer

Love All Night

Love is staying up all night with a sick child - or a healthy adult.

- David Frost

Give Other

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Flourish Dad

Studies show that children best flourish when one mom and one dad are there to raise them.

- John Boehner

Strong 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

Abuse Pregnancy

We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children.

- John Sculley

Love Amazing

The unconditional love for you child, it's truly amazing.

- Jourdan Dunn

Raise Babies

I'd just as soon stay home and raise babies.

- June Allyson

Always Needs

There are times as a parent when you realize that your job is not to be the parent you always imagined you'd be, the parent you always wished you had. Your job is to be the parent your child needs, given the particulars of his or her own life and nature.

- Ayelet Waldman

Over Crushing

Screaming at children over their grades, especially to the point of the child's tears, is child abuse, pure and simple. It's not funny and it's not good parenting. It is a crushing, scarring, disastrous experience for the child. It isn't the least bit funny.

- Ben Stein

Children Always

Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep.

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Doing Fathers

The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all.

- Benjamin Spock

Power Supplies

The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.

- Benjamin Spock

Think Play

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.

- Beverly Cleary

Childhood Short

Childhood is a short season.

- Helen Hayes

Will His

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.

- Billy Graham

Through

Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement, increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating.

- Bob Filner

Love Never

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.

- Henry Ward Beecher

I Think Becoming

Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don't get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely satisfying. I find you don't have to do as much, like you don't go on as many outings.

- Hugh Jackman

Think Through

I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence.

- Brooke Shields

Educated His

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.

- Carl Jung

Think Raising

If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters very much.

- Jackie Kennedy

Been Which

Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.

- James Dobson

Nobility Defer

To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself.

- James E. Faust

Decision Give

Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.

- Denis Waitley

Involvement Most

At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents.

- Jane D. Hull

Birthday Very

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.

- Jill Clayburgh

Education Having

The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge, education, hard work and effort. It teaches us about enjoying ourselves, having fun, keeping fit and healthy.

- Kamisese Mara

Always Fathers

We criticize mothers for closeness. We criticize fathers for distance. How many of us have expected less from our fathers and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of us always let them off the hook?

- Ellen Goodman

Thorns Plucked

At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.

- Ellen Key

Success Healthy

Success for me its to raise happy, healthy human beings.

- Kelly LeBrock

Time Ideal

That's my ideal day, time with my boys.

- Kenny G

Well-Being

Mothers - especially single mothers - are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation's children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families' well-being.

- Evan Bayh

Someone Having

Having children with someone is the real bond.

- Francesca Annis

Loved Never

A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.

- Frank A. Clark

How How Much

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.

- Franklin P. Jones

Second Chance

Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship.

- Laura Schlessinger

Broken Repair

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

- Frederick Douglass

Nothing Hovering

Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.

- Garrison Keillor

Children Reason

My children are the reason I laugh, smile and want to get up every morning.

- Gena Lee Nolin

Grow Quickly

Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly, you blink and they're gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that's a joy.

- Liam Neeson

Living More

If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.

- Luther Burbank

Bed Sunday

Mom and Dad would stay in bed on Sunday morning, but the kids would have to go to church.

- Lynn Johnston

Children Based

The relation between parents and children is essentially based on teaching.

- Gilbert Highet

Sure Unborn

I feel sure that unborn babies pick their parents.

- Gloria Swanson

Education Begins

Education, like neurosis, begins at home.

- Milton Sapirstein

Children Riches

Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.

- Plato

Love How

The gain is not the having of children; it is the discovery of love and how to be loving.

- Polly Berrien Berends

Always Set

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

Important

Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being.

- Miriam Makeba

Children HUGS

Hugs can do great amounts of good - especially for children.

- Princess Diana

Love Gift

My mom and dad gave their kids the greatest gift of all - the gift of unconditional love. They cared deeply about who we would be, and much less about what we would do.

- Mitt Romney

Mother World

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.

- Quentin Crisp

Friendship Dad

Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom.

- Tim Allen

Three Smarter

I have three daughters, so I can't be as tough as I want to be. When you have kids - especially daughters - they know how to work you. They're a lot smarter than we are, that's for sure. But I'll be more tough on their boyfriends.

- Tim McGraw

Learn Lot

Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.

- Muriel Spark

Love Whims

Loving a child doesn't mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.

- Nadia Boulanger

Run Raised

No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas, purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent.

- Marcelene Cox

Well-Being

Children that are raised in a home with a married mother and father consistently do better in every measure of well-being than their peers who come from divorced or step-parent, single-parent, cohabiting homes.

- Todd Tiahrt

Children Always

The well-being and welfare of children should always be our focus.

- Todd Tiahrt

Will Kid

Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime.

- Red Skelton

Very Before

I feel very blessed to have two wonderful, healthy children who keep me completely grounded, sane and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an awards show just so I know to keep it real.

- Reese Witherspoon

Children Readily

Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.

- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

My Life Involved

My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life.

- Marion Jones

Small Shelter

What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours? So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp.

- Marjorie Holmes

Love Small

Leave part of the yard rough. Don't manicure everything. Small children in particular love to turn over rocks and find bugs, and give them some space to do that. Take your child fishing. Take your child on hikes.

- Richard Louv

Strong Think

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.

- Sigmund Freud

Bowling Alley

Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.

- Martin Mull

Father Chin

I get whatever placidity I have from my father. But my mother taught me how to take it on the chin.

- Norma Shearer

Hours Feels

I want to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I don't even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours.

- Rita Rudner

Children Were

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.

- Ogden Nash

Children More

Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station.

- Robbie Coltrane

Me Luxury

To me luxury is to be at home with my daughter, and the occasional massage doesn't hurt.

- Olivia Newton-John

Amazing How

I suppose it's amazing how quick life goes by when you have children.

- Steffi Graf

Always

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.

- Robert Cormier

Parent Some

Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending.

- Virginia Satir

Anxiety Parent

When a parent shows up with an attitude of entitlement, understand that under it is a boatload of anxiety.

- Robert Evans

Worry Always

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

- Robert Fulghum

Love Having

Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws. I love it when they come to visit now. They can hold the baby and I can go out.

- Matthew Broderick

Everybody How

Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.

- P. J. O'Rourke

Give Dad

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.

- Stephen Mangan

Always Take

I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.

- Robert Orben

Never Leaves

Never raise your hand to your children - it leaves your midsection unprotected.

- Robert Orben

Grateful Very

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.

- Roberto Benigni

Something Quite

Parenting a pre-teen is quite something.

- Melissa Rivers

Litter Pets

The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets, but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.

- Meryl Streep

Childhood My Own

I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.

- Susie Bright

Mom And Dad

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.

- Pauline Phillips