Parents & Parenting--The Ultimate Quotation Collection

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Parents & Parenting—The Ultimate Quotation Collection


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282 Page Quotation Collection on Parents & Parenting

This 282 page quotation collection contains the most interesting, thought-provoking, and useful quotations on Parents & Parenting. A unique collection presenting only pertinent and straightforward quotes that address all aspects of Parents & Parenting, this set of quotations includes the classic quotes as well as quotes carefully chosen from primary sources with particular attention given to quotes from women and minorities. In addition to the wisdom and guidance quotes provide, the quotations in this collection function particularly well in displays, presentations, speeches, research, students’ papers, and classroom lessons and discussions. Teachers using quotations as a lesson component directly address the Common Core Standards by facilitating critical thinking and promoting skills such as analyzing, inferencing, paraphrasing, and comparing and contrasting.

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Sample Quotes on Parents & Parenting:

It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.

—L. R. Knost

Deciding to have a child is to decide forever to have your heart walking around outside your body.

--Elizabeth Stone

If I wanted a special doll, and I begged my mother for it, she would give me a speech about how I had three dolls at home and I didn’t need another one, and remind me of how fortunate I was compared to all the poor little girls all over the world who didn’t have dolls. And when she finished telling me why I shouldn’t want what I wanted, I still wanted it just as badly—only I felt ashamed of myself for wanting it.

--Nancy Samalin

My hands were busy through the day,

I didn’t have much time to play

The little games you asked me to,

I didn’t have much time for you.

I’d wash your clothes, I’d sew and cook

But when you’d bring your picture book

And ask me please to share your fun,

I’d say, ‘A little later, Son.’

But life is short, the years rush past,

A little boy grows up so fast!

Now the picture books are put away,

There aren’t any games to play

No good night kiss, no prayers to hear;

That all belongs to yesteryear.

My hands once busy, now lie still,

The days are long and hard to fill,

I wish I might go back and do

The little things you asked me to!

--Alice Chase

A baby born today stands roughly a 50-50 chance of keeping his father. This is the first generation of American kids who must face not the sad loss of fathers to death, but the far more brutal knowledge that, to their fathers, many other things are more important than they are.

--Maggie Gallagher

Certain it is that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as the love of a father to a daughter. He beholds her both with and without regard to her sex. In love to our wives, there is desire; to our sons, there is ambition; but in that to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.

--Joseph Addison

To cease to be loved is for the child practically synonymous with ceasing to live.

--Dr. Karl Menninger

No man can possibly know what life means, what the world means, what anything means, until he has a child and loves it. And then the whole universe changes and nothing will ever again seem exactly as it seemed before.

--Lafcadio Hearn

The night you were born, I ceased being my father’s boy and became my son’s father. That night I began a new life.

--Henry Gregor Felsen

There are many kinds of success in life worth having. It is exceedingly interesting and attractive to be a successful business man, a railroad man, a farmer, or a successful lawyer or doctor; or a writer, or a President, or a ranchman, or the colonel of a fighting regiment, or to kill grizzly bears and lions. But for unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly makes all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by


--Theodore Roosevelt

In considering the ledger equal, understand the greatest gift you have given your parents is the opportunity to raise you. The things a child gets from parents can’t compare to the things a parent gets from raising a child. Only by experiencing this can you understand the degree to which children give meaning to parents’ lives.

--Frank Pittman

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