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
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
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.
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
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
If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
- Mahatma Gandhi
It takes a whole village to raise a child.
- African Proverb