Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible — the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family
Whoever said it first spoke with insight and wisdom: you don’t own children, you only borrow them
Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you
Do not ask that your kids live up to your expectations. Let your kids be who they are, and your expectations will be in breathless pursuit.
Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.
The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering
Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn’t have anything to do with it.
There comes a time when a woman needs to stop thinking about her looks and focus her energies on raising her children. This time comes at the moment of conception. A child needs a role model, not a supermodel
Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it