Many people ponder the perfect way to raise a child. Here are some thoughts to consider and contemplate:
"It takes a village to raise a child. " - African proverb
"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings. " - Hodding Carter
"Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. " - Anne Frank
"Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. " - Rabbinical saying
"The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant - and let the air out of the tires. " - Dorothy Parker
"You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers. " - John J. Plomp
"I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. " - Harry S Truman
"If you as parents cut corners, your children will too. If you lie, they will too. If you spend all your money on yourselves and tithe no portion of it for charities, colleges, churches, synagogues, and civic causes, your children won't either. And if parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out. " - Marian Wright Edelman
"No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement. " - Florida Scott-Maxwell
"Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. " - Roger Lewin
"Becoming responsible adults is no longer a matter of whether children hang up there pajamas or put dirty towels in the hamper, but whether they care about themselves and others - and whether they see everyday chores as related to how we treat this planet. " - Eda LeShan
"People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child - our own two eyes. All is a miracle. " - Thich Nhat Hanh
There is no perfect way to raise your child. Just provide the support and love they need to grow and prosper.
Sophia Ton is a freelance writeer who writes about baby shower gifts, maternity, pregnancy and family related topics. She loves to shop for baby memory books and she loves diaper cakes .