You are responsible as a parent for all your child's needs including mentoring for their future sense of well-being.
In a world where kids seem to be born with a sense of entitlement, taking responsibility for your own success is a concept I think we desperately need to embrace.
Live Life From The Heart
If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
American Marine Biologist, 1907-1964
We need to teach our kids about life. It isn't enough to pump them up with empty praise for a job poorly done. We need to guide, teach, gently correct and help our kids move toward competence. Self-esteem, after all, comes from competence, not from incompetence.
John C. Friel, Ph.D.,
The 7 Worst Things Parents Do
However much I may have wanted to be taking a nap or tidying the house instead, it turns out that time I spent on the floor was helping to raise my children to be respectful individuals.
Deborah Norville, The Power Of Respect
Life is not meant to be easy, my child, but take courage - it can be delightful.
George Bernard Shaw
The quieter you become, the more you can hear.
No one is perfect - that's why pencils have erasers.
Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better.
Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that,
but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind,
but you can change yourself. That is something you have.
Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have;
it depends solely upon what you think.
It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
Make each day your masterpiece.
Never waste a minute thinking of anyone you don't like.
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
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