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    An aware parent loves all children he or she meets and interacts with-for you are a caretaker for those moments in time. -Doc Childre.

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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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Most people do not receive nearly enough appreciation. How can this be when appreciation is free, easy, and readily available? read more

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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Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own. -Doug Larson.

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own. -Doug Larson.

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Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home. -Bill Cosby.

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home. -Bill Cosby.

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Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare. -Ed Asner.

Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare. -Ed Asner.

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The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children

The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children

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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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A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set read more

A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm. -Bill Vaughan.

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