Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.— Albert Einstein
Genuine Parenting quotations
All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother.
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.
... People with great passions, people who accomplish great deeds, people who possess strong feelings, even people with great minds and a strong personality, rarely come out of good little boys and girls.
Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.
In the end, it's not what you do for your children but what you've taught them to do for themselves.
Teenagers these days are out of control.
They eat like pigs, they are disrespectful of adults, they interrupt and contradict their parents, and they terrorize their teachers.
Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.
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.
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give to another person, he believed in me.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
Religion is based ... mainly upon fear ... fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. Fear is the parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion have gone hand in hand. My own view on religion is that of Lucretius. I regard it as a disease born of fear and as a source of untold misery to the human race.
If I had to advise parents, I should tell them to take great care about the people with whom their children associate . . . Much harm may result from bad company, and we are inclined by nature to follow what is worse than what is better.
There are two great days in a persons life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.
My girlfriend has the greatest story as to why she isn't religious anymore.
When she was a kid, like 12 years old, her parents nailed a 25 pound crucifix to the wall right above her bed. About two weeks later, in the middle of the night, the crucifix falls off the wall and leaves a two inch gash in the back of her dad's head.
If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.
The child that never learns to obey his parents in the home will not obey God or man out of the home.
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.
The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.
The best thing parents can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.
Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
Children desperately need to know - and to hear in ways they understand and remember - that they're loved and valued by mom and dad.
You have to utilize who you are in your work.
Nobody else can do that: nobody else can pull from your background, from your parents, your upbringing, your whole life experience.
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.
Children are made readers in the laps of their parents
Imparting education not only enlightens the receiver, but also broadens the giver - the teachers, the parents, the friends.
We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. Consequences give us the pain that motivates us to change.
Children learn to smile from their parents.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
By the time a man realizes that his father was right, he has a son who thinks he's wrong.
Inherited hatred (i.e. hatred your parents schooled you in) is not only stupid, it is destructive - why make your only driving force hate? Seems really f***ing dumb to me.
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.
Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you; they were born for a different time.
I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.
Beloved, pursue Jesus and you will experience wisdom in every area of your life.
You cannot try to earn, deserve or study to acquire God’s wisdom. It comes by His unmerited favor. His wisdom will give you good success in your career. It will cause you to succeed as a student, parent or spouse.
Scott Bullett, as he takes left field, is getting congratulations from everybody. He and his daughter are parents of a new baby.
Freedom can never be taken for granted.
Each generation must safeguard it and extend it. Your parents and elders sacrificed much so that you should have freedom without suffering what they did. Use this precious right to ensure that the darkness of the past never returns.
When we teach our children to be good, to be gentle, to be forgiving (all these are attributes of God), to be generous, to love their follow men, to regard this present age as nothing, we instill virtue in their souls, and reveal the image of God within them.
The world is not the most pleasant place.
Eventually, your parents leave you and nobody is going to go out of their way to protect you unconditionally. You need to learn to stand up for yourself and what you believe and sometimes, pardon my language, kick some ass.