«A blown kiss is not a proper kiss. Hugs and kisses should be hugs and kisses, not breaths of air. I am tired of breaths of air and not enough hugs and kisses.»

Claire King

«Be the hero of your children’s story. Never let them believe for a minute that honor, courage and doing what is right is only reserved for other fathers and mothers.»

Shannon L. Alder

«A day without your child is like a day without sunshine; a month without your child is like a month without laughter; a year without your child is like a year without your heart; a lifetime without your child is like a lifetime without your soul…»

Kirsty Dallas

«Attachment parenting, Sears writes, "immunizes children against many of the social and emotional diseases which plague our society," producing children who are "compassionate," "caring," "admirable," "affectionate," "confident," and "accomplished" ("faster than a speeding bullet," "more powerful than a locomotive," and "able to leap tall buildings in a single bound" seem to have been left off the list!).»

Emily Matchar

«We are the children of the earth and removed from her our spirit withers.»

George Macaulay Trevelyan

«To abandon a child, she had once said to someone, when she thought Cassandra couldn't hear, was an act so cold, so careless, it refused forgiveness.»

Kate Morton

«Now I recall my emotions at that moment, children seem to me a remarkable race. They want so much to murder so many people, and they so rarely murder anybody at all.»

Rebecca West

«I began to see that creating a healthy family, in which members develop the ability for mutual respect and caring, is a prerequisite for a more peaceful world. For, it is the family that creates the social fabric of our culture, as Mahatma Gandhi so poignantly illustrated, when he said:»

Shea Darian

«They'd listen silenty, with grave faces: but once they'd turn to each other they'd smile cruelly. He couldn't have it both ways. He'd put himself outside and outside they'd make him stay. Neither brutality nor complaining could force a way in.»

John McGahern

«One thing's sure and nothing surer. The rich get richer and the poor get- children»

Ron Rash

«For Christians do not place their hope in their children, but rather their children are a sign of their hope . . . that God has not abandoned this world.»

Stanley Hauerwas

«The answer to prayers is for the appointed time. God’s honour is at stake to response to the supplications of His Children in His timing.»

Lailah Gifty Akita

«A child's behavior we see on the surface is the reflection of the feelings that are rooted underneath. We can use topical treatments to try to shape what the behavior looks like, but if we really want things to change, we need to address the roots. Nourish the roots, see the growth.»

Kelly Bartlett

«It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.»

L.R. Knost

«Once my brother was very angry on my parents and told them “You should have killed me when I was a child”»

M.F. Moonzajer

«What would your shoes say about the things you do everyday?»

Sherley Mondesir-Prescott

«Non lasciare che qualcuno cerchi di convincerti che i bambini non si portino dietro i loro rancori nella vita da adulti.»

Stephen King

«A rebel adult often seems like a glorious savior, whereas a rebel child often seems like a little devil.»

Criss Jami

«Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. Take time with them, teach them to have faith in God. Be a person in whom they can have faith. When you are old, nothing else you've done will have mattered as much.»

Lisa Wingate

«I’m not smarter than you, I’m more knowledgeable than you, and that’s only because I’m older than you. Parents are always more knowledgeable than their children, and children are always smarter than their parents.»

Jonathan Safran Foer

«For a time Emerson politely endeavored to conceal his boredom - like most men, he is profoundly disinterested in all children except his own - ...»

Elizabeth Peters

«He preferred smart questions to smart answers.»

Yōko Ogawa

«we wept within the moment that was dividing our life into before and after, whereby the before was forever foreclosed, while the after was spreading out, like an exploding twinkle-star, into a dark universe of pain.»

Aleksandar Hemon

«Don't you remember what your grandfather used to say? That thing about pots and people?"»

Julia Wills

«Singing with children in the schools has been the most rewarding experience of my life.»

Pete Seeger

«There is no better time than now to rededicate yourself to the principles taught by Jesus, and to teach your children about Him too!»

Soraya Diase Coffelt

«It would be better to have no school at all than the schools we now have. Encouraged, instead of frightened, children could learn several languages before reaching age of four, at that age engaging in the invention of their own languages. Play'd be play instead of being, as now, release of repressed anger.»

John Cage

«Mwachie mwanao urithi wa kutosha ili aweze kufanya kitu, lakini si urithi wa kutosha ili asiweze kufanya kitu.»

Enock Maregesi

«May you always see the world through the eyes of a child.»

C.J. Heck

«No sight so sad as that of a naughty child," he began, "especially a naughty little girl. Do you know where the wicked go after death?"»

Charlotte Brontë