Parenting Quotes

I have a newfound respect and admiration that borders on worship of my wife…. Just to see her turn into a mother overnight is amazing.

One of the things I’ve always said about corporal punishment, harsh discipline and hitting is that you don’t know what kid you’re getting. Some people will say, well, it’s no big deal, and others will be forever devastated and scarred by it.

I wish I could say everyone who’s hit as a child doesn’t hit when they’re parents, although I’m sure that it happens. I’ve definitely scared my children with my temper and have used a voice that’s not appropriate for use around children, and that’s yet another reminder of how our past does live in us. […]

I think many of us were parented the way that I was—with a lot of love and a handful of confusion.

God hath woven into the principles of human nature such a tenderness for their off-spring, that there is little fear that parents should use their power with too much rigour.

You can’t be the dad who takes your kid out after your wife has said, ‘No ice cream,’ buys the ice cream, and says, ‘Don’t tell your mother.’ You teach the child to lie — and to disrespect the other parent. We learned early on that we needed to be united, even if we disagreed, […]

People don’t know how to behave in public anymore. Parents are trying to be friends with their kids rather than draw the line and tell them what proper public behavior would be.

I try to be Sandy Cohen. I never, ever wanted my kids to see me angry, because I know that anger just stops a kid. It chokes everything off.

The society that kneels before the commercial altar of childhood in the adorable forms of Strawberry Shortcake, Peter Pan, and Annie is the same society that murders its children, rapes them, starves them, poisons them, and hates them to death.

The glory of the nation rests in the character of her men. And character comes from boyhood. Thus every boy is a challenge to his elders.