Just Say It!

By: Angy Talbot (ECFE Blog Writer)

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I love quotes.  For almost anything in your life you can find a great quote to help motivate and reflect how you’re thinking or feeling.  Here is a list of some of my favorite quotes for parents, some serious and others humorous!

“When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen.  When they’re finished, I climb out.”  -Erma Bombeck

“You will always be your child’s favorite toy.” – Vicki Lansky

“Your children need your presence more than your presents.”  -Jesse Jackson

“”What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.”  -Benjamin Spock

“The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends in large measure upon how our children grow today. “ – Margaret Mead

“Concentrate on: What you have, not what you don’t have.”  -Unknown

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

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  – Mahatma Ghandi

“Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.” –H. Jackson Brown

“Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry.”  -Alvin Price

“If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says, ‘keep away from children.” – Susan Savannah

“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”  –Anne Frank

“It is time for parents to teach young people that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” –Maya Angelou

“Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil.” –Walt Disney

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Ben Franklin

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”  – Emilie Buchwald

“No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.”  – Bill Cosby

“Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.” – Phyllis Diller

What would your quote be about parenting?

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