On Parenting

It’s tough being a parent, not knowing if we’re bringing up our kids right. If we’re teaching them right and allowing them to attain their full potential. Keeping them happy is a full-time job for which you don’t get time at all if we don’t get your work-parenting balance right.

As parents, we’re not alone. Here are some words of wisdom from parents who’ve been there and done that.

Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.

Bill Ayers

Your children need your presence more than your presents.

Jesse Jackson

We spend the first 12 months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next 12 months teaching them to sit down and shut up.

Phyllis Diller

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.

Robert Fulghum

Never do for a child what he is capable of doing for himself.

Elizabeth Hainstock

Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.

P. J. O’Rourke

We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching.

~ Roy L. Smith

Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship.

~ Laura Schlessinger

Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.

~ Elbert Hubbard

If you’ve come across some good quotes on parenting, please do share.

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