Friday, March 11, 2011

{Wise Words on Parenting}

"Cleaning and scrubbing will wait ’till tomorrow, but children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs! Dust go to sleep! I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep."
~ Ruth Hamilton

“You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back.”
- William D. Tammeus

"Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you." ~Robert Fulghum

“To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today”
- Anonymous

“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.”
- Roger Lewin

"The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable." ~Lane Olinghouse

"You will always be your child's favorite toy."
~Vicki Lansky, Trouble-Free Travel with Children, 1991

“What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give.”
- P.D. James

"A child enters your home and for the next twenty years makes so much noise you can hardly stand it. The child departs, leaving the house so silent you think you are going mad."
~John Andrew Holmes

"The trouble with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are unemployed."
~Author Unknown