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If We Will Get It Right, They Will Get It Right

After a boy turned in his homework, the teacher said, "This is terrible!  How can one person make so many mistakes?"
"One didn't," the boy answered. "My dad helped me."
Our children will do as we teach them.  If we get it wrong, they'll get it wrong. 
But if we'll train them according to God's Word, we'll get it right--and eventually they'll get it right too. "Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it" (Prov. 22:6).
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Parenting Wit & Wisdom

If it was going to be easy, it never would have started with something called labor.

Shouting to make your children obey is like using the horn to steer your car, and you get about the same results.


The smartest advice on raising children is to enjoy them while they are still on your side.

Grandparents are similar to a piece of string--handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of grandchildren.


There are three ways to get something done: Do it yourself, hire someone to do it, or forbid your children to do it.

Adolescence is the age when children try to bring up their parents.

Cleaning your house while your kids are at home is like trying to shovel the driveway during a snowstorm.

There are only two things a child will share willingly: communicable diseases and his mother's age.

Adolescence is the age at which children stop asking questions because they know all the answers.

An alarm clock is a device for awakening people who don't have small children.

    --Andychaps "The Funnies"

Mom Was Right After All

“The more I go through parenting, the more I say I owe my mother an apology.” --Comedian Ray Romano  

Like Father Like Son

An elderly man was walking with his grown son. The old man pointed to a bird and asked, “What’s that?” “That’s a crow, Dad.” A minute later he asked, “What is that?” “It’s a crow.” A few minutes later he asked again, “What did you say it was?” The frustrated son raised his voice, “For the third time--that’s a crow!” The old man said, “When you were about 4 years old, you asked me 75 times what that bird was. I’ve only asked you three!”

Eyes & Ears

"Don't worry that children never listen to you. Worry that they're always watching you."--Robert Fulghum

Cross Reference:

Bill Cosby on Fathers

Letter From College

Definition of an Adolescent

It Never Occurs to Teenagers . . .

Quote from Mark Twain

The Father of a Teenager