Tell them and they’ll forget.
Teach them and they may remember.
Involve them and they will learn.
Just as there is no warning for childbirth, there is no preparation for the sight of a first child… There should be a song for women to sing at this moment, or a prayer to recite. But perhaps there is none because there are no words strong enough to name the moment.
~Anita Diamant, The Red Tent
They may forget what you said,
but they will never forget how you made them feel.
I’m beginning to perceive motherhood as a long, slow letting go, of which birth is just the first step.
~ Sandra Steingraber, Having Faith
Hugs can do great amounts of good,
especially for children.
~Princess Diana, Princess of Wales
A person’s a person, no matter how small.
Every child you encounter is a divine appointment.
Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.
~Lady Bird Johnson
Children are great imitators.
So give them something great to imitate.
There should be no yelling in the home unless there is a fire.
If you have a child, your duty of the moment
may be to change a dirty diaper.
So you do it.
But you don’t just change that diaper,
you change it to the best of your ability,
with great love for both God and that child.
And it must be done,
because the duty of the moment
is the duty of God.
~Catherine de Hueck Doherty
Children are not people to be molded
but little people to be unfolded.
Children are not a distraction from more important work.
They are the most important work.
~John Trainer, MD
Every child is gifted.
They just unwrap their packages at different times.
‘Sometimes’, said Pooh,
’the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.’
~A.A. Milne I adore his smile I cherish his hugs
A person soon learns how little he knows
when a child begins to ask quesitons.
~Richard L. Evans
I never pulled over the car just to stare at horses.
I never was willing to give someone else my last bite.
I never planned on handling someone else’s boogers
and I never listened to a song 50 times in a row.
I never found rocks in my dryer or had the power to heal a wound with my kiss… until you.