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" A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. "
" The basic idea that incentives can be used to motivate behavior is a powerful one. It works for employees, and it has a clear place in parenting, as anyone who has tried to potty-train a recalcitrant toddler with sticker rewards knows. "
" I am not a televangelist. "
" We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children. "
" Only when Christ comes again will the little white children of Alabama walk hand in hand with little black children. "
" Somebody once told me I treated my smart phone like Wilson, the volleyball Tom Hanks turns into a friend when he's stranded on a desert island in that movie 'Castaway.' It's an apt comparison: parenting a toddler occasionally feels like being marooned, and your phone is your only connection to the rest of the world. "
" Tell me how a person judges his or her self-esteem, and I will tell you how that person operates at work, in love, in sex, in parenting, in every important aspect of existence - and how high he or she is likely to rise. The reputation you have with yourself - your self-esteem - is the single most important factor for a fulfilling life. "
" While I have never learned to use a computer, I am surrounded by family and friends who carry information to me from blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and various websites. "
" Certainly a woman should never disguise the fact that she is a woman. A woman's body is very beautiful. "
" You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. "
Franklin P. Jones
" When anyone has the power to destroy the whole human race in a matter of hours, it becomes a moral issue. The church must speak out. "
" Only God who made us can touch us and change us and save us from ourselves. "
" Scripture is filled with examples of men and women whom God used late in life, often with great impact - men and women who refused to use old age as an excuse to ignore what God wanted them to do. "
" Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone - except God. "
" If I feel good about my parenting, I have no interest in judging other people's choices. If I feel good about my body, I don't go around making fun of other people's weight or appearance. We're hard on each other because we're using each other as a launching pad out of our own perceived deficiency. "
" Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul. Was it worth it? "
" I believe that the greatest form of prayer is praise to God. "
" The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all. "
" Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth. "
" My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood, because it was full of gladness and good humanity. "
" The gain is not the having of children; it is the discovery of love and how to be loving. "
Polly Berrien Berends
" Everybody has a little bit of Watergate in him. "
" I can't explain 9/11, except the evil of man. "
" The wonderful news is that our Lord is a God of mercy, and He responds to repentance. "
" There are many things that I don't understand. "
" Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep. "
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
" The Bible says that as Christians we don't grieve the same way people do who have no hope of eternity and of Heaven - but we still grieve. "
" God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, 'I love you.' "
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" Regardless of what society says, we can't go on much longer in the sea of immorality without judgment coming. "
" I don't have many sad days. "
" Slow parents understand that childrearing should not be a cross between a competitive sport and product-development. It is not a project; it's a journey. Slow parenting is about giving kids lots of love and attention with no conditions attached. "