Your father doesn’t need another father’s day tie, wallet, or sweater. Give him a gift he’ll treasure forever. Get a nice picture frame put inside it a handwritten note telling he’s been a good dad. Include some specific memories. Then tell him how much you love him.
I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did not reflect positively on my father’s life. – Sydney Poiter
If your plan for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for 10 years, plant trees. If your plan is for 100 years, educate children. – Confucius
As parents, we must lead by example — Live a life that your children can be proud of and they will live a life you can be proud of.
There’s a parable about a new mother who discovered a butterfly struggling mightily to escape its cocoon through a tiny opening at the top. She became concerned when the creature seemed to give up after making no progress. Certain that the butterfly just wouldn’t make it out without help, she enlarged the hole slightly. On its next try, the butterfly …
There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: One is roots. The other is wings. – Hodding Carter, Jr.
There’s no doubt about it: Trust is an asset to any relationship and distrust an enormous liability. But thinking of trust in terms of its practical value can demean and distort its true significance as an endorsement of our character and as a sign of our worthiness. I get my clearest vote of trust when I stop to appreciate the …
A teenager wants to go to a party, but she’s sure her mom won’t let her. So she and her friend concoct a false cover story. What’s the big deal? Most kids lie to their parents from time to time,
I want to share a slightly edited portion of a letter my friend Scott Raecker wrote to his daughter Emily on sending her off to college: My Dear Emily, My life changed the day we found out that you were on your way. From that moment forward, you have been on my mind and heart – every day. I vividly …
“The deepest craving of human nature is to be appreciated.” – William James “Expressing appreciation with words, a smile, or a hug costs so little and means so much. If can make a day or even change a life.” – Michael Josephson
Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Some years back a “Concerned Parent” wrote a letter to the advice columnist Abigail Van Buren telling her
First, remember, with emerging demands for independence, worries about peer acceptance, pressures of school and extracurricular activities, and a continuous search for self-identity, adolescents are on a physical and emotional roller coaster.