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Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.

We inevitably doom our children to failure and frustration when we try to set their goals for them.
Each child is an adventure into a better life --an opportunity to change the old pattern and make it new.
We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.
We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.
Don't throw away your friendship with your teenager over behavior that has no great moral significance. There will be plenty of real issues that require you to stand like a rock. Save your big guns for those crucial confrontations.
It might sound a paradoxical thing to say --for surely never has a generation of children occupied more sheer hours of parental time --but the truth is that we neglected you. We allowed you a charade of trivial freedoms in order to avoid making those impositions on you that are in the end both the training ground and proving ground for true independence. We pronounced you strong when you were still weak in order to avoid the struggles with you that would have fed your true strength. We proclaimed you sound when you were foolish in order to avoid taking part in the long, slow, slogging effort that is the only route to genuine maturity of mind and feeling. Thus, it was no small anomaly of your growing up that while you were the most indulged generation, you were also in many ways the most abandoned to your own meager devices by those into whose safe-keeping you had been given.
When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.
A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
The child is the father of the man.
Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
We are given children to test us and make us more spiritual.
Few parents nowadays pay any regard to what their children say to them. The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out.
Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world.
There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
Never have children, only grand children.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child.
Children see in their parents the past, their parents see in them the future; and if we find more love in the parents for their children than in children for their parents, this is sad but natural. Who does not entertain his hopes more than his recollections.
For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
The wildest colts make the best horses.
If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.
What is done to children, they will do to society.
A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
What the vast majority of American children needs is to stop being pampered, stop being indulged, stop being chauffeured, stop being catered to. In the final analysis it is not what you do for your children but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.
Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future.
Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.
Children need models rather than critics.
Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.
Children always turn to the light.
Ignorance... is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.
Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.
Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed of necessary.
Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.