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We should not medicate the boys so they fit the school; we should change the school to fit the boy. (Leonard Sax, M.D. Ph.D)

The best inheritance  parents can give their children is a few minutes of their time each day.

Whining and crying are employed by kids for the purpose of getting something. If it works, then it was worth the effort and will be repeated.

"Unexpressed feeling never die. They are buried alive and come back later in ugly ways." (Stephen Covey)

If there is no relationship - nothing else matters !

Setting limits teaches your children valuable skills they will use the rest of their lives. One day, they will report to a job where their ability to follow rules will dictate their success.

Criticism is not a motivator.

Some hope their children will be like sponges soaking up the truth and wisdom imparted by their parents. However appealing this philosophy might be, it seldom seems to catch on with their children.

Good parenting requires sacrifice. Childhood lasts for only a few brief years , but it should be given priority while it is passing before your eyes

It is what we say and do when we're angry that creates the very model our children will follow when dealing with their own frustrations.

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Moms Are Special



The following was sent to me by a friend and I do not know where it originated. Questions were asked to young children and  their answers are delightful.

1. Why did God make moms?

To help us out of there when we were born.

2. How did God make mothers?

God made my mom just the same like He made me. He just used bigger parts.

3. What ingredients are mothers made of?

God made moms out of clouds of dust and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.

4. What kind of little girl was your mom?

I don’t know because I wasn’t there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.

5. Why did your mom marry your dad?

My grandma says mom didn’t have her thinking cap on.

6. Who’s the boss at your house?

Mom doesn’t want to be the boss but she has to because dad’s such a goof ball.

7. What’s the difference between moms and dads?

Mom’s have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

8. What would it take to make your mom perfect?

On the inside she’s already perfect. Outside, I think some plastic surgery.



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