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fotos/emo_flower_baby.jpg (20106 bytes)As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother?
       - Christy Borgeld

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.
       - Virginia Satir

We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
       - Brigham Young

Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing.   
       - Kim Rohn

Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
       - Christy Borgeld

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
       - Richard Bach

It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
      Mother with a cute baby - Terence

Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child. 
       - Mary MacCracken

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

Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.
       - David Bly

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
       - Harold Hulbert

Fathers are like a lighthouse… when there is fog his children can always depend on seeing the light.
       - Christy Borgeld

To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.
       - Chinese Proverb

Instill great values in your children today and your grandchildren will prosper tomorrow.
       -  Christy Borgeld

Children are the reward of life.
       - Congolese Proverb

My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children.
       - Hebrew Proverb

The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
       - Christy Borgeld Photo of family with dog on grass

A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
       - Thomas Szasz

It takes a whole village to raise a child.
       - African Proverb

Adults are dead children.
Michael Brown

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
       - Anne Sullivan

 Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
       - Bill Cosby

 Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him "father."
       - Lydia Maria Child


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