Mistakes are made and lessons are learned, whether raising a son or a daughter or both, whether raising one child or more than one, or whether raising a child with your husband, as a single parent, or in a blended family. No parent is perfect. Catherine Musco Garcia-Prats, Good Sons Don’t Just Happen
As a parent, you can’t completely avoid making mistakes. Accept it. The best you can do is to study your children, learn from your mistakes, and focus wisely on their upbringing. Gary Ezzo; Robert Bucknam, On Becoming Preteen Wise
Parents are without a doubt, one of the most, if not the most influential role models that their kids will probably have under normal circumstances. Joseph R. Parker, Raising Sons
The truth is that the perfect mom/perfect child concept is a myth. The only perfect parent is God, and look at the trouble He had with His kids, Adam and Eve. Cheri Fuller, What a Son Needs From His Mom
Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope. John Ciardi
Your parents, proudly here today, and their parents before them, perhaps proudly here today, understood a simple equation for success: your children would do better than you had. Anna Quindlen
My greatest wish is that my kids always know how much I love them, and they walk through the rest of their lives, knowing that I'll always be there if I can, no matter what their age.