The child supplies the power, but the parents have to do the steering. – Benjamin Spock

Benjamin Spock

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating. Youngsters need good role models more than they need critics. It’s one of parents greatest responsibilities and opportunities. – John Wooden

John Wooden

When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking Quote

When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you hang up my first painting on the refrigerator, and I wanted to paint another one. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you feed a stray cat, and I thought it was good to be kind to animals. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I knew that little things are special things. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I heard you say a prayer, and I believed there is a God I could always talk to. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I felt you kiss me goodnight, and I felt loved. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I saw that you cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be. When you thought I wasn’t looking, I LOOKED… and wanted to say thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn’t looking. – Unknown


It’s Not Only Children Who Grow, Parents Do Too Quote

It’s not only children who grow, parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it myself. – Joyce Maynard

Joyce Maynard

The Greatest Gift In Life, You’ve Received Quote

“The greatest gift in life, you’ve received today The birth of your precious little one, safely here to stay. Entrusted to your gentle, loving care God knows, that you are a wonderfully, devoted pair. Your lives will never again be the same Now that you are parents, you have a new aim To love and protect her, to nurture and to care The joys of parenthood are beyond compare. The happiness, joy and love you now feel Will stay with you forever, this love is so real. There is nothing in life that can compare to this The birth of your cherished baby, brings you pure bliss. – Trina Graves Written on the birth of Sophie, 2007.”

Tina Graves

Hot House Parenting

Hot House Parenting

In 2004 studies done by Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg changed the landscape of psychology. She wanted to change the behavior of  young children who...

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