My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.
Modeling a behavior is 100x stronger than telling someone to act differently. Kids imitate the habits of their parents. Teammates match the competitive energy of one another. Employees learn to manage like their supervisor. Be...
No one ever thinks about the guy who was raised by the guy who was raised by wolves.
My parents cultured me a lot and they introduced me to a lot of artists, a lot of their friends.
Understood,” he said.
I was never the girl that grew up saying I want to get married. I actually told my parents to not expect me to get married.
tough.” I think of the stuff Dad has said over the years. How he finally gave up suggesting things. Why are you asking me this? I never figured out what to do about my own...
Kids need to open up to their parents. And parents should realize that when kids are pushing you away, that’s the time to really step in.
If you have one parent who loves you, even if they can’t buy you clothes, they’re so poor and they make all kinds of mistakes and maybe sometimes they even give you awful advice, but...
Don’t be ridiculous, Charlie, people love the parents who beat their kids in department stores. It’s the ones who just let their kids wreak havoc that everybody hates.
most ridiculous thing they ever could have done”? Do you really believe that your child is an idiot? Because she now does. Think about that. Because you said it, she now believes it. Bravo.
Dear God,” said Nudge under her breath, “I want real parents. But I want them to want me too. I wantthem to love me. I already love them. Please see what you can do. Thanks...
Eventually, I manage to cheer Mum up by allowing her to go through my wardrobe and criticize all my clothes…
My mum had me brought up by nannies and governesses. I didn’t have much to do with my parents until I was 21.
I was just a guy who ran away from home at 16 because my parents were getting a divorce and the judge was making me choose which parent to live with. I didn’t want to...
My parents were kind of like me in that they had tons and tons of weird, amazing stuff.
All parents hope and pray that their children will make wise decisions. Children who are obedient and responsible bring to their parents unending pride and satisfaction.
—James E. Faust
When I went on tour with my father, I knew he was a musician. But they were my parents. I still think of my mum as being kind of a dork – a cooler one,...
For a long time I was cautious of working with my parents because I wanted to feel separate from them in the community. Now there’s no more wasting time.
If kids like a picture book, they’re going to read it at least 50 times, and their parents are going to have to read it with them. Read anything that often, and even minor imperfections...
It’s really not that hard to put food on the table if that’s what you decide to do.
It was a little weird. My parents and everybody is here, so I’m glad I pitched well or I’d be in a bad mood right now.
Cool parents, I thought, are the ones who know nothing. It made me feel a little sad for mine, but I didn’t say any of this.
Patriotism to your country is something that comes from your heart. It should be taught to you by your parents.
It wasn’t until I got ‘SNL’ that my parents told me they were a little bit worried, like that I would have food to eat.
I got my dad a great father’s Day present. He called to say: ‘Ach. Zis present is so good I now think it vas almost vorth having children.
My father’s parents were carpenters. They were also builders partly. They were painters. And several of them were very, active in the theatre and all such nonsense, you know.
For their holidays: the rich’s kids travel the world; the poor’s kids roam around their grandparents’ yard.
In my experience, there are plenty of bad middle-class parents: those who put their own lives and careers before those of their children and make precious little time available for their offspring, preferring instead to...
He had been searching for it his entire life. He had devoted himself to poetry to find it. Now, in the middle of his life, he found it. It was in the face of the...
Is that what love is all about? Needing them to come back to you when they’re away? To come home and keep you safe?
I haven’t seen him in over a month, and of course my parents are over in Europe, so it’s a little different not having them here. Coming out of juniors, they were always there for...
The reason for a review is concerns relating to the way that parents have some say and participation, … Our problem is the process is so limited. They’re looking at the bylaws with the intent...
This is a major victory for parents, teachers and school boards, so they can have a greater role in how federal education dollars are spent.
As a nonparent, I stand in awe of parents.
When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, “What was it that you wanted and why didn’t you fight for it?
—Shannon L. Alder
My parents were involved in everything I did. They were showbiz people themselves. My dad was an actor. They were parents; they did what parents are supposed to do.
During the first 10 years of my life, while my parents were married, I enjoyed a privileged upbringing. After their divorce, my life was difficult.
I’ve always loved to learn. I’ve always enjoyed school, and it might have gotten me into trouble with my peers and that sort of nature. A lot of it was both my parents were in...
Most marriages are a mess, and the children get caught between two bitter, antagonistic parents. My parents stayed married for 27 unhappy years, till their kids were grown, and this was a catastrophe for us.
Don’t have kids until you’re ready. And when you do have them, have them all the way. They aren’t like some Cadillac that you can turn back into the dealership after three years.
I was lucky enough to have parents that took me out from country to country and go to school and learn how to be a better person.
But we are not going to stand by and go back to allowing people with preexisting conditions to be discriminated against, go back to the situation where people can be thrown off their insurance simply...
Some people ask me whether I’m a ‘mama’s girl’ or a ‘papa’s girl.’ I’m nobody’s girl. My brother clings to our parents; I’m the one shoving them out the door.
Dads. Do you not realize that your child needs to feel your skin on his? Do you not realize the incredible and powerful bond that skin on skin contact with your daughter will give you?...
Nothing worse… nothing worse that to be stuck somewhere with some married a-hole and have to listen to him tell you about his f***in’ kids… Let me tell ya something, folks… nobody cares about your...
My parents used to fight a lot, and I think they fought a lot at night, and they would turn the television up to hide the sound of their fighting.
Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
You can’t love your mother or father if you don’t also have the capacity to grieve their deaths and, perhaps even more so, grieve parts of their lives.
I was real into theater, and then I tried soccer, acting and ballet. Both my parents didn’t want a child-star model, so I didn’t get into modeling until I was 14.
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