They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you.
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And though they are with you, they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, Which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite. And He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer's hands be for happiness; For even as He loves the arrow that flies, So He loves the bow that is stable. Wish I knew this 30 years ago. You Believe Adventure Parent. Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
Erma Bombeck. Car You Never Your Birth. I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection. Sigmund Freud.
Childhood Father Strong Think. Children are not casual guests in our home.
They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built. James Dobson.
Future Home Children Purpose. Children should have enough freedom to be themselves - once they've learned the rules. Anna Quindlen. Freedom Children Rules Enough. If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters very much. Jackie Kennedy. You Children Think Your Whatever. Listen to the desires of your children.
Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams! (IPEC)
Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision. Denis Waitley.
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Children Decision Your Own. Loving a child doesn't mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.
Nadia Boulanger. Love Best Child Loving. There is no job more important than parenting. This I believe. Ben Carson. Believe Job Important I Believe. There are times as a parent when you realize that your job is not to be the parent you always imagined you'd be, the parent you always wished you had. Your job is to be the parent your child needs, given the particulars of his or her own life and nature.
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Ayelet Waldman. Life Nature You Job. The Golden Rule of Parenting is; do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you! Louise Hart.
You Children Parents Wish. If the day ever came when we were able to accept ourselves and our children exactly as we and they are, then, I believe, we would have come very close to an ultimate understanding of what 'good' parenting means. Fred Rogers. Good Day Children Believe.
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