My daughter is the biggest gift; I've said it so many times and it sounds like a cliche, but the thing about being a parent is when you think you've cracked it, and you're on top of your game, they change again and you have to catch up and adjust. I feel such a responsibility to instill good values in her, to be polite, to have discipline.Parents0
There's nothing like seeing the smile on my kids' faces. Laughing together. Playing. It's the best.Children & Childhood, Parents0
It is important for children to understand that some of the disappointment their parents feel for them is often really the parents' disappointment in their own lives.Parents0
You want to be a good parent and you want to be a friend, and it's hard to be both. You have to balance it as well as you can.Education, Parents0
The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.Children & Childhood, Parents0
Juggling work and parental responsibilities is no easy task, but I'm trying my best and just like everything else there are good days and there are bad days.Parents0
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.Family, Parents, Mother, Birth0
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.Children & Childhood, Fathers, Parents, Mother0
It is easier to exemplify values than teach them.Education, Morality & Ethics, Parents, Wise Quotes0
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.Children & Childhood, Family, Parents0
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.Children & Childhood, Parents0
It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.Children & Childhood, Parents0
If you hate your parents, the man, or the establishment, don't show them up by getting wasted and wrapping your car around a tree. If you really hate your parents, out earn them, out live them and know more than they do.Youth, Parents0
Let me say for now that we knew once the Creation was broken, true fathering would be much more lacking than mothering. Don't misunderstand me, both are needed- but an emphasis on fathering is necessary because of the enormity of its absence.Education, Parents0
Anything I've done up till May 27th 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.Children & Childhood, Parents, Birth0
My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.Parents0
To my dear beautiful daughter,
I'm writing you a letter. That's right, a good old-fashioned letter. It's a lost art, really. I have a confession to make. I didn't like you very much at first. You were just this annoying, little blob. You smelled nice. Most of the time. But you didn't seem to have much interest in me. Which I, of course, found vaguely insulting.
It was just you and your mom against the world... funny how some things never change. So I cruised along, doing my thing, acting the fool, not really understanding how being a parent changes you. And I don't remember the exact moment everything changed. I just know that it did.
One minute I was impenetrable. Nothing could touch me. The next, my heart was somehow beating outside my chest, exposed to the elements. Loving you has been the most profound, intense, painful experience of my life. In fact, it's been almost too much to bear. As your father, I made a silent vow to protect you from the world, never realizing I was the one who would end up hurting you the most.
When I flash forward, my heart breaks. Mostly because I can't imagine you speaking of me with any sort of pride. How could you? Your father is a child in a man's body. He cares for nothing and everything at the same time. Noble in thought, weak in action. Something has to change. Something has to give. It's getting dark... too dark to see.