It is said that the children of the very poor are not brought up, but dragged up. (“Bleak House”)
Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.
It is a wise father that knows his own child. (“The Merchant of Venice”)
I have found the very best way to advise your children is to find out what they want to do and advise them to do it.
Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.
Having children is like living in a frat house. Nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.
The nature of impending fatherhood is that you are doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified while doing it.
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. […]