Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes to drain it dry.
I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing.
My dad wanted me to play when I was a kid, so I learned to play the guitar.
I pursued a career in music because I love it so much and I enjoy what it does to those who hear it.
Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes. I don't want to go to PTA meetings.
Who say we have to grow up?
Every book is a children's book if the kid can read!
Hey, kids! I want you to tiptoe into your parents bedrooms, look in their pockets for all the green pieces of paper with the pictures of the guys in beards, and send them to Soupy Sales at channel 5 in New York.
A scout troop consists of twelve little kids dressed like schmucks following a big schmuck dressed like a kid.
Never let your kids walk away without a hug and a kiss.
Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.
My advice to any diplomat who wants to have a good press is to have two or three kids and a dog.
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way, so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
If you don't pass your values on to your kids, someone else will.
We know smoking tobacco is not good for kids, but a lot of other things aren't good. Drinking's not good. Some would say milk's not good.
All kids have tremendous talents - and we squander them pretty ruthlessly.
If you're bringing up kids, you just want to smother them with love and praise and enthusiasm. So I don't think you can mollycoddle your kids too much really.
To be in your children's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.