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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.

You get about the same results.


To be in your childrenís memories tomorrow,

you have to be in their lives today.


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


The best way to keep kids at home is to give it a loving atmosphere -

and hide the keys to the car.


The right temperature in a home is maintained by warm hearts, not by hot hands.


Parents are people who bare infants, bore teenagers, and board newlyweds.


The joy of motherhood:† What a woman experiences when

all the children are finally in bed.


Lifeís golden age is when the kids are too old to need baby-sitters

and too young to borrow the family car.


Any child can tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name

is so he can tell when heís really in trouble.


Grandparents are similar to a piece of string -

handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of grandchildren.


A child outgrows your lap,

but never outgrows your heart.


God gave you two ears and one mouthÖ

so you should listen twice as much as you talk.


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.


You know the only people in this world

who are always sure about the proper way to raise children?

Thos whoíve never had any.


Cleaning your house while your kids are at home

is like trying to shovel the driveway during a snowstorm.


Oh, to be only half as wonderful as my child thought I was when he was small,

and half as stupid as my teenager now thinks I am.


There are only two things a child will share willing:

Communicable diseases and his motherís age.


Money isnít everything, but it sure keeps the kids in touch.


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 donít have small children.


Why is it that our children canít read a Bible in school, but they can in prison?


No wonder kids are confused today.

Half the adults tell them to find themselves; the other half tell them to get lost.


The people hardest to convince that itís time for retirement are children bedtime.


Kids really brighten a household; they never turn off any lights.


30 minutes of observation and I know that writer has been in my house!!

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