Perhaps it takes courage to raise children..
Embrace your beautiful mess of a life with your child. No matter how hard it gets, do not disengage… Do something-anything-to connect with and guide your child today. Parenting is an adventure of the greatest significance. It is your legacy.” – Andy Kerckhoff, from Critical Connection
Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.
Don’t let truth and grace forsake one another. If you raise your child with only truth (or your laws), they will never live up to your rules or expectations. No one can fulfill all of the law. On the other hand , if you only give grace to your children, they will run wild without restraint.
Adoption is a wonderful way of becoming a family. If being a biological parent is any better or more rewarding than being an adoptive parent, I really don’t think I could stand it!
The life of a mother is the life of a child: you are two blossoms on a single branch.
Conscious Parenting on Children’s Happiness and matrix of influences: ‘We live surrounded by an increasingly complex matrix of impulses allowing strangers of all sorts (TV, media, Internet) interfere in our children’s mental, emotional and spiritual development. Understanding this intricate network and how does the human brain interacts with it is increasingly becoming our door to happiness and health.
Only those few who are able to surpass their fear of death completely can fully experience the highest forms of life; not the mundane life of the mortal, but the godly life of the resurrected.
Parents expect only two things from their children, obedience in their childhood and respect in their adulthood.
Sometimes I hesitate to use the term sexual abuse. It conjures up worst-case scenarios in our minds, and we think, “That will never happen to my kids.” And we never begin the conversation regarding sexual abuse with our children. But one violation left in secret can cause significant pain.