The positive involvement of the parents…

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 โ€“ 1832)

At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of the parents.

Jane Hull (1935ย โ€“ 2020)

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.

Robert Fulghum (b. 1937)

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

Frederick Douglass (1817 โ€“ 1895)

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.

Billy Graham (1918ย โ€“ 2018)

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 โ€“ 1887)

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.

Charles Swindoll (b. 1934)

Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship.

Laura Schlessinger (b. 1947)

Children should have enough freedom to be themselves – once they’ve learned the rules.

Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.

Carl Jung (1875ย โ€“ 1961)

33 thoughts on “The positive involvement of the parents…”

  1. Great quotes! ๐Ÿ˜€ I especially liked the one by Billy Graham, as I’ve seen that children disrespecting their parents always turn out to be arrogant, derisive ones, and that may continue to be so as long as parents don’t take action. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Couldn’t agree more on the “do as I do, not as I say” aspect of parenting David! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ From my own experience, it might not seem like they are listening to you at all! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ But, they are watching and observing all the time, soaking in everything you do.

  3. As is noted here, “do as I say, not as I do”, is not a good parenting technique. Not a good governing technique either, for that matter. (K)

    1. My mother was a phenomenal parent all throughout my childhood unto adulthood.

      She gave me so much love, support, guidance, and encouragement.

      She was more than a parent she was my best friend.

      She always believed in me, protected me, and allowed me to be my own individual. She was proud of me and never put anyone before me.

      We could talk about anything together. We shared just about everything with one another.

      She raised me strong and confident.

      A good/wonderful parent plays a vital role in the life of a child.

      When I look back I am so grateful and thankful to the sacrificial, inspiring, and knowledgeable contributions my mother brought into my life.

      1. LaToya,

        That’s incredibly heartwarming… I wish all children could have parents like your mom! Thank you so much for sharing your memories. ๐Ÿ˜Š


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