Saturday, January 16, 2010

Parenting 101

This is how we make our sweet little EIEO, next and closer to perfection.

Parenting is a tough job and raising our kids is really challenging. With this, hubby and I believe that it is indeed a very noble profession, a lifetime commitment… and of course, a continuous learning process. Our “first-time” experiences are our teachers. And with this, I keep on reading lots of books and posts on responsible and effective parenting. In this post, I would share some nice quotes and even some practical tips that Rainier and I religiously do to our little prince, Eieo. Hope you’ll enjoy and learn from these, too. Happy reading!

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

Your children need your presence more than your presents. ~Jesse Jackson

Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. ~Robert Fulghum

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't. ~Barbara Kingsolver

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. ~Abigail Van Buren

The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable. ~Lane Olinghouse

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. ~Charles R. Swindoll

What a child doesn't receive he can seldom give later. ~P.D. James

If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. ~Haim Ginott

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. ~Chinese Proverb

When you teach your son, you teach your son's son. ~The Talmud

What's done to children, they will do to society. ~Karl Menninger

In bringing up children, spend on them half as much money and twice as much time. ~Author Unknown

Ma-ma does everything for the baby, who responds by saying Da-da first. ~Mignon McLaughlin (This is very true. Hubby laughs…)

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

1 comment:

Elmer said...

i like your collection of quotes especially the ones emphasizing on the importance of time, caring, and presence. i posted a related entry in my blog in