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Quotes About Parenting

"If a man does not control his temper, it is a sad admission that he is not in control of his thoughts.  He then becomes a victim of his own passions and emotions, which lead him to actions that are totally unfit for civilized behavior, let alone behavior for a priesthood holder."

President Ezra Taft Benson--CR, Oct. 1986

"Let us look for the good rather than try to discover any hidden evil.  We can easily find fault in others if that is what we are looking for."

President N. Eldon Tanner

"Pray as if everything depended on the Lord, then Work as if everything depended on YOU."

"We are poor in character when we think getting by is a substitute for doing our best."

Marvin J. Ashton, BYU Devotional

"The greatest help you will ever have in this life is the Holy Ghost!  Cultivate him as a friend and constant companion."

Sis. Barbara W. Winder, BYU Speeches 1989-90, p. 106

"To be in your children's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today."

"As we resolve to minister more diligently, let us remember to include our children in these learning lessons of life."

Thomas S. Monson  (L.D.S. Historical Calendar - 1999)

"I know of nothing that is so degenerating and so dangerous as idleness, for the brain will seek out mischief."

Francis M. Lyman,  CR 10/09:19

"If there is any one thing that will bring trouble to the children of the Latter-day Saints more than another, it them up in idleness."

Reed Smoot,  CR 10/04:48 

"There is nothing more dangerous than idleness...In labor there is salvation; in labor there is safety."

Francis M. Lyman,  CR 10/07:15

"As parents we cannot delegate the responsibility to teach our children.  Certainly our children will have other teachers in the Church and in their lives, but the primary responsibility for teaching them gospel principles rests on our parental shoulders."

K. Douglas Bassett - "Eternal Families", Chapter 6

"Behold your little ones.  Pray with them.  Pray for them and bless them.  The world into which they are moving is a complex and difficult world.  They will run into heavy seas of adversity. 

They will need all the strength and all the faith you can give them while they are yet near you.  While they are young, pray with them that they may come to know that source of strength which shall then always be taught of the Lord' and great shall be the peace of thy children."  (Isaiah 54:13)

Gordon B. Hinckley  (Ensign, November 1978, page 20)

"To all fathers and mothers of the Church, tell your children that you love them and that you are so happy to have them in your family."

Patricia P. Pinegar  (167th Annual General Conference)

"You need more than your own wisdom in rearing [your children].  You need the help of the Lord. Pray for that help and follow the inspiration which you receive."

Gordon B. Hinckley  ("The Fabric and Faith of Testimony," ENSIGN, Nov. 1995, 89)

"I realized that the blessings offered in this sacred place [the Temple] provide help needed by every parent in raising children today."

Patricia P. Pinegar  (167th Annual General Conference)

"Of all the joys of life, none other equals that of happy parenthood.  Of all the responsibilities with which we struggle, none other is so serious. 

To rear children in an atmosphere of love, security, and faith is the most rewarding of all challenges. The good result from such efforts becomes life's most satisfying compensation."

President Hinckley (Conference Report, Oct. 1994, 74; or ENSIGN, Nov. 1994, 54)

"Children are a sacred gift from a loving Heavenly Father.  "Children are an heritage of the Lord" (Ps. 127:3).  The more I think about children, the more I worry about parents."

Patricia P. Pinegar  (167th Annual General Conference)

"In my opinion, the teaching, rearing, and training of children requires more intelligence, intuitive understanding, humility, strength, wisdom, spirituality, perseverance, and hard work than any other challenge we might have in life. 

This is especially so when moral foundations of honor and decency are eroding around us."

James E. Faust  "The Greatest Challenge in the World--Good Parenting,"  Ensign, Nov. 1990, p. 33

"There is no greater responsibility in this world than the training of a human soul."

President David O. McKay: Quoted in Vaughn J. Featherstone's book:  The Millennial Generation, p. 52

"Those who do too much for their children will soon find they can do nothing with their children.  So many children have been so much done for they are almost done in."

Neal A. Maxwell (General Conference, April 1975)

"So frequently we mistakenly believe that our children need more things, when in reality their silent pleadings are simply for more of our time."

President Thomas S. Monson - Ensign, May 1994, 62