Parents are a life-line to their children and to their children as in grandparents.
As I began to reflect on who my mentors have been, how I've been able to pick up a phone and call and meet and share time with some of the most talented, creative, and innovative minds in the world, I realized that I am not only a product of my family, experiences, and education, I am a product of my community.
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep.
To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
If tolerance, respect and equity permeate family life, they will translate into values that shape societies, nations and the world.
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.
Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.
Praise your children openly, reprehend them secretly.
To understand your parents' love, you must raise children yourself.
Children have more need of models than of critics.