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    Most people do not receive nearly enough appreciation. How can this be when appreciation is free, easy, and readily available? All you have to do is speak. Go give some away now.

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Children are natural mimics: they act like their parents in spite of every attempt to teach them good manners. -Anonymous.

Children are natural mimics: they act like their parents in spite of every attempt to teach them good manners. -Anonymous.

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I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and read more

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. -Harry S Truman.

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We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching. -Roy L. Smith.

We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching. -Roy L. Smith.

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Any child can tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name is so he can tell when he's read more

Any child can tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble. -Dennis Fakes.

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The character and history of each child may be a new and poetic experience to the parent, if he will read more

The character and history of each child may be a new and poetic experience to the parent, if he will let it. -Margaret Fuller.

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For only as we ourselves, as adults, actually move and have our being in the state of love, can we read more

For only as we ourselves, as adults, actually move and have our being in the state of love, can we be appropriate models and guides for our children. What we are teaches the child far more than what we say, so we must be what we want our children to become. from Teaching Children to Love, introduction. -Joseph Chilton Pearce.

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Frederick Buechner,'Whistling in the Dark' When a child is born, a father is born. A mother is born, too of read more

Frederick Buechner,'Whistling in the Dark' When a child is born, a father is born. A mother is born, too of course, but at least for her it's a gradual process. Body and soul, she has nine months to get used to what's happening. She becomes what's happening. But for even the best-prepared father, it happens all at once. On the other side of a plate-glass window, a nurse is holding up something roughly the size of a loaf of bread for him to see for the first time. Even if he should decide to abandon it forever ten minutes later, the memory will nag him to the grave. He has seen the creation of the world. It has his mark on it. He has its mark on him. Both marks are, for better or for worse, indelible. All sons, like all daughters, are prodigals if they're smart. Assuming the Old Man doesn't run out on them first, they will run out on him if they are to survive, and if he's smart he won't put up too much of a fuss. A wise father sees all this coming, and maybe that's why he keeps his distance from the start. He must survive too. Whether they ever find their way home again, none can say for sure, but it's the risk he must take if they're ever to find their way at all. In the meantime, the world tends to have a soft spot in its heart for lost children. Lost fathers have to fend for themselves. Even as the father lays down the law, he knows that someday his children will break it as they need to break it if ever they're to find something better than law to replace it. Until and unless that happens, there's no telling the scrapes they will get into trying to lose him and find themselves. Terrible blnders will be made-dissapointments and failures, hurts and losses of every kind. And they'll keep making them even after they've found themselves too, of course, because growing up is a process that goes on and on. And every hard knock they ever get, knocks the father even harder still, if that's possible, and if and when they finally come through more or less in one piece at the end, there's maybe no rejoicing greater than his in all creation. -Fatherhood.

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My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. -Clarence Budinton Kelland.

My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. -Clarence Budinton Kelland.

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As adults, we must ask more of our children than they know how to ask of themselves. What can we read more

As adults, we must ask more of our children than they know how to ask of themselves. What can we do to foster their open-hearted hopefulness, engage their need to collaborate, be an incentive to utilize their natural competency and compassion...show them ways they can connect, reach out, weave themselves into the web of relationships that is called community. . -Dawna Markova.

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