"I got a lot of support from my parents. That’s the one thing I always appreciated. They didn’t tell me I was being stupid- they told me I was being funny." - Jim Carrey


"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." - Frederick Douglass


"It’s right to talk about motherhood as a wonderful thing, but we also need to talk about its stresses and strains. It’s OK not to find it easy. Asking for help should not be seen as a sign of weakness."  Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge


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


"The greatest gift a parent can give a child is self-confidence." - Stewart Stafford


"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me."—Jim Valvano


"Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first." - Matthew Jacobson


"The best parents are the ones who encourage their children to chase their dreams." - Unknown


"Don’t tell your kids, 'I’m proud of you.' Tell them, 'You should be proud of yourself.'" - Kristen Welch


"The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them." - Frank A. Clark


"It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings." - Ann Landers


"Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth."- Virginia Satir


"Encourage and support your kids, because children are apt to live up to what you believe of them."—Lady Bird Johnson


"Parenting is not just about raising children, it's about nurturing their dreams and helping them reach their full potential." - Unknown


"The best parents are the ones who support their children in pursuing their passions and interests." - Unknown


"Parents are the greatest gifts for children to help them find their talents."  -unknown


"The best way to advise your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it." - Harry S. Truman


"Children do well if they can, if they can’t we need to figure out why so we can help." -Ross Greene


"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


"Children harbor a great many doubts and sorrows that could be eased by a loving hug from a parent." - Richelle E. Goodrich


"As your kids grow up, they may forget what you said, but they won't forget how you made them feel."—Kevin Heath


"When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it’s our job to share our calm, not join their chaos." - L.R. Knost


"Children learn to smile from their parents." - Shinichi Suzuki


"Parenting is not just about providing for your child's physical needs, but nurturing their emotional well-being." - Unknown


"The best parents are the ones who prioritize their child's emotional well-being." - Unknown


"It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding." - Erma Bombeck


"Sometimes, kids want you to hurt, the way they hurt."—Mitch Albom


"Children do not need us to shape them. They need us to respond to who they are." - Naomi Aldort


"Feeling heard and understood allows children to release their feelings, let go, and move on." -Janet Lansbury


"Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry." - Alvin Price


"Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become." - Brooke Hampton


"Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children." - Princess Diana


"Children, after all, are not just adults-in-the-making. They are people whose current needs and rights and experiences must be taken seriously." - Alfie Kohn


"I wish children could grow according to their natural pace: sleep when sleepy, wake up when rested, eat when hungry, cry when upset, play and explore without being unnecessarily interrupted. In other words, be allowed to grow and blossom as each was meant to." -Magda Gerber


"Children are just different from one another, especially in temperament. Some are shy, others bold, some active, some quiet, some confident, others less so. Respect for individual differences is in my view, the cornerstone of good parent-child relationships." - Sandra Scarr


"Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims. To love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult." - Nadia Boulanger


"Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision." - Denis Waitley


"Adults who are respectful of children are not just modeling a skill or behavior, they are meeting the emotional needs of those children, thereby helping to create the psychological conditions for children to treat others respectfully." - Alfie Kohn


"Because children see parents as authority figures and gods, they think that the way you treat them is the way they deserve to be treated...when children are treated with respect, they conclude that they deserve respect and hence develop self-respect." - Stephanie Marston


"Every day in a hundred small ways our children ask, 'Do you see me? Do you hear me? Do I matter?' Their behavior often reflects our response." - L.R. Knost


"I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms… let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves." - Joy Bell C.


"If speaking kindly to plants helps them grow, imagine what speaking kindly to kids can do." - Anonymous


"Respond to your children with love in the worst moments, their broken moments, their angry moments, their selfish moments, their lonely moments, their frustrating moments, their inconvenient moments because it is in their most unlovable human moments that they most need to feel loved." - L.R. Knost


"Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better?" - Jane Nelson


"If your children fear you, they cannot trust you. If they don’t trust you, they cannot learn from you." - Lori Petro


"One day, your child will make a mistake or a bad choice and run to you instead of away from you, and in that moment, you will know the immense value of peaceful, positive, respectful parenting." - L.R. Knost


"It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness than by fear." - Terence


"If your child feels loved, they feel safe. If your child feels loved, they can open up to you. If your child feels loved, they will be courageous in life because they know they have a cushion to fall back on. If there’s one big gift we can give our children is to know they are truly loved, no matter what." - Carolina King


"There’s always the syndrome of the parent-child relationship: when someone has known you since you were very young, it doesn’t matter how much more independent, how much older or more mature you get – there is still that element, the dynamic of the relationship that is very hard to transform successfully." - Helene Grimaud


"Gentle parenting doesn’t involve instantaneous results but naturally achieved, life-long lasting results." - Kirsty Lee


"I’m always amazed when adults say that children 'just did that to get attention'. Naturally, children who need attention will do all kinds of things to get it. Why not just give it to them?" -Lawrence J Cohen


"Parenting is not about having all the answers, but about being there to listen and support your child." - Unknown


"A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to." - Robert Brault


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