quotes tagged with 'parents'

Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them—a mother’s approval, a father’s nod—are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives

Author: Mitch Albom, Source: The Five People You Meet in HeavenSaved by l1nds4y in success life perception parents age youth mom growingup dad 1 year ago[save this] [permalink]

A married state is, or should be, a state of rest to young people. Wandering affections are then fixed, and the heart must be at rest....That which should be desired and designed by those that enter into the married state is that it may be well with them, in order to which it is necessary that they choose well; otherwise, instead of being a rest to them, it may prove the greatest uneasiness. Parents, in disposing of their children, must have this in their eye, that it may be well with them. And be it always remembered that is best for us which is best for our souls. (3.) It is the duty of parents to seek this rest for their children, and to do all that is fit for them to do, in due time, in order to it. And the more dutiful and respectful they are to them, though they can the worse spare them, yet they should the rather prefer them, and the better.

Author: Matthew Henry, Source: Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible, Complete and Unabridged, Ruth 3:1Saved by ImaWriterIII in bible children parents marriage rest matthewhenry 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.  Build me a son, whose wishes will not take the place of deeds; a son who will know Thee -- and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge. Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here let him learn to stand up in the storm; here let him learn compassion for those who fail. Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goal will be high; a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men, one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past. And, after all these things are his, add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor, so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously. Give him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, and the weakness of true strength. Then I, his father, will dare to whisper, "I have not lived in vain."

Author: Douglas MacArthur, Source: prayer for his son, 1942Saved by jarvie in life character children parents prayer father son 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence; and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for their usefulness, their respectability and happiness.

Author: James Wilson, Source: Lectures on Law, 1791Saved by ImaWriterIII in children family parents jameswilson 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

What is it that affectionate parents require of their Children; for all their care, anxiety, and toil on their accounts? Only that they would be wise and virtuous, Benevolent and kind.

Author: Abigail Adams, Source: letter to John Quincy Adams, 1783Saved by ImaWriterIII in children family parents abigailadams 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I know! Your teachers told you that it didn't matter if you were wrong and that you were unique and special, and they'd just give you an "A" for effort, cuz you're cute. But I just can't do that. It's just not right!

Author: Dr. Melanie Emelio, Source: Dr. Melanie EmelioSaved by wordlovergirl in effort teacher parents special 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"As parenting declines, the need for policing increases. There will always be a shortage of police if there is a shortage of effective parents! Likewise, there will not be enough prisons if there are not enough good homes."

Author: Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Source: Ensign, May 1994Saved by ragogoni in family home parents police 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"The final desire of the Prophet Joseph Smith was to build a community of spiritual Saints. This begins in the home. The most important instruction our children will ever receive will be that which parents give to them in their own home, if parents diligently teach their children the way our Father in Heaven would like them to follow. One instruction our leaders have given us is to hold regular family home evenings where we can meet together weekly, learn gospel principles, and build family unity. Here we can counsel together, read the scriptures, pray together, and play together. Our greatest goal is to become an eternal family. We build a community of Saints one family at a time."

Author: L. Tom Perry, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by tengaio in josephsmith scriptures children home parents prayer instruction eternalfamily gospelprinciples 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

“Individual progression is fostered in the family, which is ‘central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.’ (“The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” Liahona, Oct. 2004, 49; Ensign, Nov. 1995, 102). The home is to be God’s laboratory of love and service. There a husband is to love his wife, a wife is to love her husband, and parents and children are to love one another.”

Author: Russell M. Nelson, Source: http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010Vg...Saved by tengaio in children family home parents husband wife 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The most important consequence of the miracle of the garment industry, though, was what happened to the children growing up in those homes where meaningful work was practiced. Imagine what it was must have been like to watch the meteoric rise of Regina and Louis Borgenicht through the eyes of one of their offspring. They learned the same lesson that little Alex Williams would learn nearly a century later - a lesson crucial to those who wanted to tackle the upper reaches of a profession like law or medicine:  if you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires.

Author: Malcom Gladwell, Source: Outliers, p.151Saved by mlsscaress in work desires children environment home parents intelligence becoming achieve create assert 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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