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
Passioned Parent Child quotations
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.
The child that never learns to obey his parents in the home will not obey God or man out of the home.
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.
A child can teach an adult three things: To be happy for no reason, to always be curious, to fight tirelessly for something.
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.
At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
A child learns to walk and falls down 50 times. He never thinks to himself, "maybe this isn't for me?".
There is but one way to eliminate juvenile delinquency - that is by providing each child in America with competent parents.
If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent.
When a child hits a child, we call it aggression.
When a child hits an adult, we call it hostility. When an adult hits an adult, we call it assault. When an adult hits a child, we call it discipline.
All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother.
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
Basic anxiety can be roughly described as a feeling of being small, insignificant, helpless, deserted or endangered in a world that is out to abuse, cheat, humiliate, betray, envy... . And special in this is the child's feeling that the parents' love, their Christian charity, honesty, generosity ... may be only a pretense.
Every child should be taught to cook in school, not just talk about nutrition all day. Good food can be made in 15 minutes. This could be the first generation where the kids teach the parents.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
Just as men must give up economic control when their wives share the responsibility for the family's financial well-being, women must give up exclusive parental control when their husbands assume more responsibility for child care.
Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be
The interests of the deaf child and his parents may best be served by accepting that he is a deaf person, with an elaborate cultural and linguistic heritage that can enrich his parent's life as it will his own.
Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.
Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.
Growing up, mostly in Montreal, I was an only child of loving parents.
The footsteps a child follows are most likely to be the ones his parents thought they covered up.
A child needs your love most when they deserve it least.
When I say to a parent, "read to a child", I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate.
By learning to yield to the loving authority of his parents, a child learns to submit to other forms of authority which will confront him later in his life — his teachers, school principal, police, neighbors and employers.
The parent-child connection is the most powerful mental health intervention known to mankind.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.
When parents see their children's problems as opportunities to build the relationship instead of as negative, burdensome irritations, it totally changes the nature of parent-child interaction. Parents become more willing, even excited, about deeply understanding and helping their children. . . . This paradigm is powerful in business as well.
I see my parents as tiny children who need love.
I have compassion for my parents’ childhoods. I now know that I chose them because they were perfect for what I had to learn. I forgive them and set them free, and I set myself free.
Wherever I look, I see signs of the commandment to honor one's parents and nowhere of a commandment that calls for the respect of a child.
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
Every child deserves a home and love. Period.
If a child goes the wrong way, it is not the child who is to be blamed;
it is the parents who are responsible.
There are no perfect parents, and there are no perfect children, but there are plenty of perfect moments along the way.
Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.
The childless experts on child raising also bring tears of laughter to my eyes when they say, I love children because they're so honest. There is not an agent in the CIA or the KGB who knows how to conceal the theft of food, how to fake being asleep, or how to forge a parent's signature like a child.
Raising a child is like taking care of someone who's on way too many shrooms, while you yourself are on a moderate amount of shrooms. I am not confident in my decisions, but I know you should not be eating a mousepad.
The greatest gift a parent can give a child is unconditional love.
As a child wanders and strays, finding his bearings, he needs a sense of absolute love from a parent. There's nothing wrong with tough love, as long as the love is unconditional.
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.
Here’s a bumper sticker I’d like to see: “We are the proud parents of a child who’s self-esteem is sufficient that he doesn’t need us promoting his minor scholastic achievements on the back of our car."
Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship.
Child abuse is still sanctioned — indeed, held in high regard — in our society as long as it is defined as child-rearing. It is a tragic fact that parents beat their children in order to escape the emotions from how they were treated by their own parents.
If we are serious about combating the childhood obesity epidemic and improving child nutrition, then everyone must chip in -- parents, schools, and yes even Congress.
Today is the child of yesterday and the parent of tomorrow.
The work you produce today will create your future.