quote by Gary Smalley

Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child's life and it's like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities.

— Gary Smalley

Surprising Mom And Child quotations

Mom and child quote It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.

It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.

She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.

A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world.

It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.

Mom and child quote A child can teach an adult three things: To be happy for no reason, to always be

A child can teach an adult three things: To be happy for no reason, to always be curious, to fight tirelessly for something.

The first lesson every child of Athena learned: Mom was the best at everything, and you should never, ever suggest otherwise.

Becoming a mother makes you the mother of all children.

From now on each wounded, abandoned, frightened child is yours. You live in the suffering mothers of every race and creed and weep with them. You long to comfort all who are desolate.

A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot.

Mom and child quote A child learns to walk and falls down 50 times. He never thinks to himself, "may

A child learns to walk and falls down 50 times. He never thinks to himself, "maybe this isn't for me?".

It was always a fantasy of mine growing up - my favorite program was always 'Little House on the Prairie' - so I always wanted to wear those looks. When I was a child, I wouldn't let my mom put me in anything but calico dresses and now... whaddaya know, every day I'm in a calico dress, basically, so it's kind of funny.

It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers.

Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.

In a child's eyes, a mother is a goddess.

She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.

Mom and child quote Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.

Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.

She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along.

Motherhood has taught me the meaning of living in the moment and being at peace.

Children don't think about yesterday, and they don't think about tomorrow. They just exist in the moment.

A miracle is a single mom who works two jobs to care for her kids and still helps them with their homework at night. A miracle is a child donating all the money in their piggy bank to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. That's where you'll find the hand and face of God.

Mom and child quote A child needs your love most when they deserve it least.

A child needs your love most when they deserve it least.

Maternal love, like an orange tree, buds and blossoms and bears at once.

When a woman puts her finger for the first time into the tiny hand of her baby and feels that helpless clutch which tightens her very heartstrings, she is born again with her newborn child.

It's the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have.

..One pair that see through closed doors. Another in the back of her head...and, of course, the ones in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and reflect 'I understand and I love you' without so much as uttering a word.

A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world.

Mom and child quote It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.

It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.

Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders wherever your children do

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.

My mom let me kind of run free and be rowdy.

She encouraged it. I'm a youngest child. So I was spazzy and trying to be funny to my older sisters. It's kind of my role in the family - tension reliever. I was funny or annoying, depending on your perspective.

Mom and child quote Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees

Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.

The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children.

You will always be your child's favorite toy.

No ordinary work done by a man is either as hard or as responsible as the work of a woman who is bringing up a family of small children; for upon her time and strength demands are made not only every hour of the day but often every hour of the night.

Mom and child quote Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you're in t

Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you're in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.

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A father may turn his back on his child, … . but a mother's love endures through all.

A mother never realizes that her children are no longer children.

The mother loves her child most divinely, not when she surrounds him with comfort and anticipates his wants but when she resolutely holds him to the highest standards and is content with nothing less than his best.

Mom and child quote Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.

Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.

Today's mom watches her every child-rearing step lest she commit some egregious and apocalyptic parenting faux pas that will certainly doom her child to a life spent sleeping under overpasses, or worse, not going to Harvard.

The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated.

Grown don't mean nothing to a mother.

A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What's that supposed to mean? In my heart it don't mean a thing.

Mom and child quote The creative adult is the child who survived.

The creative adult is the child who survived.

It was hard for me, as a father, to imagine going through what my birth mom went through, to raise a child inside of her for nine months, and then have to say goodbye. And so it's hard for me to understand that pain and that process.

How long is a girl a child? She is a child, and then one morning you wake up she's a woman, and a dozen different people of whom you recognize none.

I asked mom if I was a gifted child. She said they certainly wouldn't have paid for me.

Mom and child quote  There is no such thing as a child who hates to read. There are only children wh

There is no such thing as a child who hates to read. There are only children who have not found the right book.

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I think I was afraid of being a mother for many reasons.

I wanted to be a good mom and I was fearful at one point of even working at the national level because I was afraid that I would disappoint a child or I wouldn't be as ready for a big position as maybe I should have been when I came to Fox.

You are your child's keeper until she's mature enough to keep herself.

A child's hand in yours - what tenderness and power it arouses.

You are instantly the very touchstone of wisdom and strength.

I grabbed my mom and I went to the couch and I said, 'Mom I want to ask Jesus to come into my heart.' And I got on my knee and I asked Jesus to come into my heart, forgive me of my sins, and make me a child of God.

Being an only child, I didn't have any other family but my mom and dad really, since the rest of my family lived quite far away from London.

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