Without the love of children, the world becomes less welcoming.
Children's linguistic accomplishments appear to have less to do with the economic and educational advantages of their families than with the ways in which their parents communicate with them.
Hillary Rodham CIinton, It Takes A Village, And Other Lessons Children Teach Us
In spite of the challenges, I've come to realize that there's no more meaningful, revolutionary mission than rearing a child.
Timothy Smith, Connecting With Your Kids
The younger we are the greater is our belief that events dependent on luck or chance - noncontingent events - can nevertheless be influenced by us. The younger we are the higher and more inaccurate are our estimates of our own competence. It's not until adolescence that we can combine information on competence and contingency to figure out how great or how small are chances of controlling this or that outcome.
Judith Viorst, Imperfect Control
Adolescent children probably will exercise poor judgement somewhere along the line, but we should stand by them, and assure them of their personal value - to us and to themselves - even when their behavior distresses us.
Terri Apter, PH.D., The Confident Child
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Kites rise highest against the wind; not with it.
Say nothing good of yourself, you will be distrusted; say nothing bad of yourself, you will be taken at your word.
Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
The shoe that fits one person pinches another there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
The price of greatness is responsibility.
I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Sometimes its the smallish things that take up the most room in our hearts.
Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.
Granddaughter ... Kids ... Sisters