Families are a link to the past &
A bridge to the future.
Sometimes, some of the simplest statements made can carry the deepest and the most impacting messages. Here are just a few about parenthood.
“It is not what you do for your children but WHAT YOU TAUGHT THEM TO DO FOR THEMSELVES, that will make them successful human beings.” Ann Landers.
Bill Cosby generally says it, just like it is. Here he says on Fatherhood
“ You know, the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children ? Those who’ve never had any. ”
Being a mom myself, I have come to realize, nothing describes being a mom more than this thought by Elizabeth Stone, which appeared in Readers Digest.
” Making the decision to have a child ~ its momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. “
How entirely true !!
By far, the one line I try to remember the most especially when I find my boys getting into a pickle is this one here by Catherine the Great, in “A man’s work is never done, by David Z. Nowell.
“ I praise loudly, I blame softly “
“ The way we talk to our children, becomes their inner voice“. Peggy O’mara Also with the same thought is another line which says, ” Everything you say to your child is absorbed, catalogued and remembered ” !!!
” You should never sacrifice three things, your family, your heart and your dignity “.
“There is no one way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one “
“To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today” Anonymous.
If I had my child to raise all over again,
I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I’d finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I’d do more hugging and less tugging.
~Diane Loomans, from “If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again”
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