“If you have never been disliked by your child, you have never been a parent.”

“Raising a child whether yours or not, is being anointed by God to be the guardian of his Kingdom in a form of a child.”

“Raising PERFECT children is not hard…It’s IMPOSSIBLE !!!!!”

“Sometimes to be a good parent… You have to laugh when you want to be angry. You have to be angry when you want to laugh. And that is why good parenting is tough.”

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”

“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway… let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.”

“The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.”

“If you don’t understand yourself you don’t understand anybody else.”

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

“My hope for my children must be that they respond to the still, small voice of God in their own hearts.”