“One Good Parent Is Worth 1,000 Schoolmasters.”
- Parenting is a process. You never arrive with all the skills that you need.
Parents are not trained to be parents; kids are not trained to be kids. Kids train parents; parents train kids.
- It is more challenging to be a parent than to function in your job.
Parenting is a journey, not a destination.
- Parents are the most significant influence in a child’s life.
A parent is the greatest teacher a child will ever have. A parent and child certainly have the longest teaching relationship ever known.
- It is not a question whether a parent is a teacher or not, it’s what is taught. Parents teach kids a whole language before they come to school.
What you need to learn, you teach your child the best.
- The greatest aspect of learning is through modeling.
Parent modeling that includes the unspoken as well as the spoken word is the most powerful force in shaping a child’s life.
- How you spend your time and money tells your kids what you value, regardless of what you say.
Successful parenting is predictable, reliable, and consistent.
- There’s a difference between investment that sounds good and a sound investment. There’s no greater investment in life than your children.
Parents that praise each of their children at least twice a day maintain a positive relationship regardless of the problems they encounter.
- Behind every successful child is a successful parent. I’ve never met a good child who didn’t have a good parent.