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Quotations About Parenting

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When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
Sophia Loren
Women and Beauty

Children have more need of models than of critics.
Carolyn Coats
Things Your Dad Always Told You But You Didn't Want to Hear

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
Charles R. Swindoll
The Strong Family

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
Quentin Crisp
The Naked Civil Servant, 1968

Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.
William Feather
The Business of Life, 1949

Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
Fran Lebowitz
Social Studies

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
Gloria Steinem
New York Times, 26 August 1971

The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.
Edward, Duke of Windsor
Look, 5 March 1957

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
Kent Nerburn
Letters to My Son: Reflections on Becoming a Man, 1994

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
C.G. Jung
Integration of the Personality, 1939

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