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“Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” ~ Anthony Brandt

"Accept the children the way we accept trees - with gratitude, because they are a blessing - but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are." 
~ Isabel Allende

"In raising children, I have lost my mind but found my soul." ~ Unknown

"It will be gone before you know it. The fingerprints on the wall appear higher and higher. then suddenly they disappear. " ~Dorothy Evslin

"It is not what you do for your children but what you teach them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings." ~ Ann Landers

"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children" ~ C.R. Swindoll
A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as he does out of finding a small green worm." ~ Bill Vaughan
“Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare." ~ Ed Asner

"A brother is a friend given by Nature." ~ Legouve

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

"When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses." ~ Joyce Brothers

"Children are like a pot of flowers. If you’ll give them proper attention, they’ll grow up properly; but if you’ll give them lack of attention or extreme care, they’ll be destroyed." ~ Munir Moosa Sewani

"Children live in a world of imagination and feeling: They invest the most insignificant object with any form they please, and see in it whatever they wish to see." ~ Oehlenschlager

"If at first you don't succeed, do it the way your mother told you to." ~ Author Unknown

"I never knew how much love my heart could hold until someone called me "Mommy." ~ Author Unknown

“The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they’re okay, then it’s you” ~Rita Mae Brown

"Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation." ~ C. Everet Koop

"You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once." ~Polish Proverb

"Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep." ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers." ~ John J. Plomp