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We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.

  - Phyllis DillerTopics: parents humor children education
We write not only for children but also for their parents. They, too, are serious children.

  - Isaac Bashevis SingerTopics: parents children
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 FrankTopics: parents children
A childless man is as good as dead.

  - Talmud, NedarimTopics: parents children death
Save you honor your parents, your children will not honor you.

  - RambamTopics: parents children
Great is the pain of bringing up sons, and greater of bringing up daughters.

  - Shalom AleichemTopics: parents children
In disputes between parents and children, the children always get the upper hand.

  - Achad Ha'amTopics: parents children
Little children are a headache and big ones a heartache.

  - Chananya ReichmanTopics: parents children
Children grow up, parents grow old.

  - Yiddish ProverbTopics: parents golden years children
Who circumcises his son is as though he offered all the sacrifices to the Lord.

  - Zohar, GenesisTopics: parents children
A daughter only tells her secrets to her mother.

  - RashiTopics: parents children
It is not what a mother says of her daughter, but what the neighbors say, that matters.

  - Shocher TovTopics: parents children
Let a father wed his daughter to a scholar, even if he spend all his money on her dowry!

  - Tanna Deve Eliyahu R.Topics: parents children marriage education
The good deeds of parents are a happy augury for their children.

  - Talmud, SotaTopics: parents children
Who ridicules his father is no better than a worshipper of idols.

  - TanchumaTopics: parents children
One should respect one's father-in-law like one's own father.

  - Midrash TehillimTopics: parents home and family
Despise not your mother, when she is old!

  - Proverbs (Mishle) 23:22Topics: parents golden years
Have you ever heard of a son rejecting his mother beause he found a nicer one?

  - Achad Ha'amTopics: parents children
Adam was the luckiest of men: he had no mother-in-law.

  - Shalom AleichemTopics: parents home and family
Every man has three names: one that his father and mother gave him, one that others call him and one in the scroll of his creation.

  - Ecclesiastes R.Topics: parents wisdom
No father should give his son the name of a wicked man.

  - RashiTopics: parents children
These are things whose fruits a man enjoys in this world while the capital is laid up for him in the world to come: honoring his father and mother.

  - Peah 1:1Topics: parents Torah/Bible/Tanach
Whether you have money or not, you should respect your father and mother--- even if you have to go begging from door to door.

  - Talmud Yerushalmi, PeahTopics: parents
What God is to the world, parents are to their children.

  - PhiloTopics: parents children
By grace of children parents win respect.

  - TanchumaTopics: parents children
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