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Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.

Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.

People should be free to find or make for themselves the kinds of educational experience they want their children to have.

Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son.

The best brought-up children are those who have seen their parents as they are. Hypocrisy is not the parents' first duty.

The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.

The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.

The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother and to become fully independent.

The thing about having a baby is that thereafter you have it.

Tired mothers find that spanking takes less time than reasoning and penetrates sooner to the seat of the memory.

To become a father is not hard, to be a father is, however.

To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.

What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.

Whatever you would have your children become, strive to exhibit in your own lives and conversation.

When one has not had a good father, one must create one.

Who doesn't desire his father's death?

Who takes the child by the hand takes the mother by the heart.

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more particular.... The father is always a Republican towards his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.

Your children need your presence more than your presents.


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