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
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
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
Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.
- Elbert Hubbard
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
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.
- Haim Ginott