Dec 31, 2011

Destiny


We are responsible for our own destiny. What matters is how we improve ourselves from this moment forward. ~ Daisaku Ikeda

Dec 16, 2011

Vagina


There are over 1,000 slang terms for the word "vagina."

Dec 5, 2011

Advice

Advice is like snow -- the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Nov 24, 2011

Capitulation


To rebel against everything, is just another level of conformity. To rebel against nothing, is capitulation.

Nov 22, 2011

Choices


Choices are chances to change.

Nov 20, 2011

Best


I've always felt it was not up to anyone else to make me give my best. ~ Akeem Olajuwon

Lessons


Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. ~ Helen Keller

Nov 18, 2011

Knowledge


Real knowledge is knowing the extent of one's ignorance. ~ Confucius

Nov 15, 2011

Experiences


Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. ~ Henry Ford

Nov 13, 2011

Future

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. ~ Albert Einstein

Laugh


If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane. ~ Jimmy Buffett

Nov 11, 2011

Limitations


In most cases, our so-called limitations are nothing more than our own decision to limit ourselves. ~ Daisaku Ikeda

Forgiveness


Forgiveness is not an occasional act: it is an attitude. ~ Martin Luther King

Nov 10, 2011

Perceptions


We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions. ~ Gerald J. Simmons

Nov 8, 2011

Fiction


The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense. ~ Tom Clancy

Nov 3, 2011

Life


Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. ~ Charles Swindoll

Oct 31, 2011

Change

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Oct 25, 2011

FEAR


Fear is an acronym for 'False Evidence Appearing Real'. ~ Julia Cameron

Oct 21, 2011

Dad

Dad, time is the most precious gift you can give your kids. You aren’t guaranteed a tomorrow, so make sure that today counts.

Set aside time each day—whether it is five minutes or thirty minutes—to spend one-on-one with each of your children. Give your time together a silly name, like “Pick on Daddy Time.” Turn off your phone, your computer, and any other distraction.

Then protect that time at all costs. Don’t let anything take you or your child away.

Let your child decide how you will spend your time together. Perhaps you’ll wrestle with your son. Maybe your teenager daughter will share her new favorite song with you. Regardless, if you let your child take the lead, you will build lasting memories.

One last note: Be sure to protect this time each day as if you will never have another day with your child. Someday, you might be right.

Oct 20, 2011

Mind


I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. ~ Gerry Spence

Oct 14, 2011

Nuts


History shows us that people who end up changing the world are always nuts, until they are right, and then they are geniuses. ~ John Eliot

Oct 13, 2011

Teach


Who dares teach must never cease to learn. ~ John Cotton Dana

Education


The aim of education should be teaching us how to think, rather than what to think. ~ James Beatti

Oct 11, 2011

Happiness


Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open. ~ John Barrymore

Character


Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. ~ James Michener

Oct 10, 2011

Credibility


Credibility is very much like virginity. Once you lose it, it is impossible to regain. ~ Israel Scoble

Oct 9, 2011

Obstacles


Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have. ~ Zen Charm

Freedom


Freedom is not overcoming what you think stands in your way. It's understanding that what is in your way is part of the way. ~ Guy Finley

Oct 8, 2011

Kindness


Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. ~ Goethe

Oct 6, 2011

Lessons


Share everything. Play fair. Don't hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. ~ R. Fulghum

Oct 5, 2011

Time


Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. ~ Hector Berlioz

You Are Not So Smart - Procrastination

Oct 4, 2011

Plunge


Plunge boldly into the thick of life. ~ Goethe

Oct 3, 2011

Failure


Don't worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try. ~ Harry J. Gray

Oct 2, 2011

Solution


For every complex problem, there is a solution that is clear, simple, and wrong. ~ H. L. Mencken

Price


If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. ~ Anon

Oct 1, 2011

Don't


Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering. ~ Winnie the Pooh

Sep 30, 2011

Life


Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while. ~ Anon

Sep 29, 2011

Growing


If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone. ~ Rev Run

Heart


Always follow your heart... but bring your brain with you. ~ Tirza Roemokoy

Crisis


The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow. ~ H. G. Wells

Beautiful


To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Give


It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving. ~ Richard Braunstein

Sep 26, 2011

Things


The bad things in life open your eyes to the good things you weren't paying attention to before. ~ Good Will Hunting

Children


It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. ~ Frederick Douglas

Beauty


Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts. ~ Martin Buxbaum

Sep 25, 2011

Smallest


Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. ~ Winnie the Pooh

Sep 23, 2011

Life


Whatever life takes away from you, let it go. ~ Miguel Ruiz

Sep 22, 2011

Army


An army of asses led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by an ass. ~ George Washington

Sep 21, 2011

Strength


Weak thoughts and feelings often feel strong but remember, real strength is never anxious, cruel, or punishing. ~ Guy Finley

Something


I cannot do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do. ~ Helen Keller

Sep 20, 2011

Perception


There is no truth. There is only perception. ~ Gustave Flaubert

Life


Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. ~ Grandma Moses

Yourself


Be yourself. No one can ever tell you you're doing it wrong. ~ James Leo Herlihy

Life


Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. ~ Henry Ford

Jobs


Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. ~ Henry Ford

Sep 17, 2011

Mistake


Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. ~ Sandra Carey

Worrying


Worrying is like a rocking chair it gives you something to do, but gets you nowhere! ~ Billie Holiday

Confusion


Confusion is the first step towards wisdom. Folly is thinking that you have all the answers. ~ Neale D Walsch

Sep 16, 2011

Wisdom


Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. ~ Sandra Carey

Today


Today is yesterday's pupil. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Sep 13, 2011

Results


You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result. ~ Gandhi

Sep 11, 2011

Success


The secret of success is constancy of purpose. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Sep 10, 2011

Empowering


Our most empowering moments often arise after our most difficult setbacks. ~ Ryan Biddulph

Actions


Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often. ~ Mark Twain

Sep 9, 2011

Setbacks


Our most empowering moments often arise after our most difficult setbacks. ~ Ryan Biddulph

Sep 8, 2011

Life


Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. ~ Charles Swindoll

Sep 7, 2011

Nothing


Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. ~ Pema Chodron

Sep 6, 2011

Next


No one knows what's next, but everybody does it. ~ George Carlin

Anger


Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. ~ Mark Twain

Sep 5, 2011

Business


A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. ~ Henry Ford

Mistake


It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time. ~ Winston Churchill

World


Deal with the World the way it is, not the way you wish it was. ~ John Chambers

Sep 4, 2011

Celebrate


Celebrate small victories often. Mourn failures quickly. Do what's necessary without fanfare. ~ Chris Brogan

Available


We can't plan life. All we can do is be available for it. ~ Lauryn Hill

Sep 3, 2011

Hate & Love


It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. ~ Confucius

Life


Your life is your message to the world. Make it inspiring. ~ Lorrin L. Lee

Self Control


Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain; but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving. ~ Dale Carnaegie

Challenges


Challenges make life interesting, however, overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. ~ Mark Twain

Sep 2, 2011

Earth


It is our earth, not yours or mine or his. We are meant to live on it, helping each other, not destroying each other. ~ J. Krishnamurti

Sep 1, 2011

Live


You live through the darkness from what you learned in the light. ~ Hope MacDonald

Aug 31, 2011

Want


The main cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most, for what you want at the moment. ~ Anon

Aug 30, 2011

Task

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. ~William James

Problem


The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. ~ Alan Saporta

Aug 29, 2011

Life


The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. ~ W.M. Lewis

Together


Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success. ~ Henry Ford

Change


If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. ~ Maya Angelou

Aug 27, 2011

Faith


Your faith in yourself is all you will ever have. Don't let anyone take it away from you ever. ~ Holly Marie Combs

Aug 26, 2011

Life


Life would be tragic if it weren't funny. ~ Stephen Hawking

Friends


To be rich in friends is to be poor in nothing. ~ Lilian Whiting

Failed


I have not failed. I've just found ten thousand ways that won't work. ~ Thomas Edison

Aug 25, 2011

Succeed


To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence. ~ Mark Twain

Moments


Some of the most significant moments in your life happen without you even knowing it. ~ Alvin Law

Aug 24, 2011

Hope


Hope is necessary in every condition. ~ Samuel Johnson

Aug 22, 2011

Point


The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two feet. ~ Shunryu Suzuki

Aug 21, 2011

Plans


No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now. ~ Alan Watts

Count


Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts. ~ Albert Einstein

Aug 20, 2011

Required


Sometimes it is not enough to do our best; we must do what is required. ~ Sir Winston Churchill

Aug 19, 2011

Impossible


Impossible is not a fact. Its an opinion. ~ Muhammad Ali

Aug 17, 2011

Experience


The only source of knowledge is experience. ~ Albert Einstein

Trust


It is better to trust and be disappointed once in a while than it is to distrust and be miserable all the time. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Aug 16, 2011

Attitude


Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~ Winston Churchill

Think


Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again? ~ Winnie the Pooh

Aug 15, 2011

Common


Common sense is not so common. ~ Voltaire

Messenger


A good message will always find a messenger. ~ Amelia Barr

Problems


We all have problems. The way we solve them is what makes us different. ~ Anon

Beliefs

What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are. ~ Anthony Robbins

Uncertainty


Its important to be comfortable with uncertainty. ~ Xiaolu Guo

Aug 14, 2011

Work


We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. ~ Carlos Castaneda

Age


Age is of no importance unless you are cheese. ~ Billie Burke

Science


Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. ~ Carl Sagan

Aug 13, 2011

Lie


A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. ~ Sir Winston Churchill

Life


Life is like stepping onto a boat which is about to sail out to sea and sink. ~ Shunryu Suzuki

Aug 12, 2011

Enlightenment


The road to enlightenment is paved with authenticity, not imitation. ~ Alan Cohen

Work


When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn't an option. It's a necessity. ~ LLCoolJ

Aug 11, 2011

Dream


Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Fulfill


If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be truly fulfilled. ~ Lao Tzu

Trust


By trusting, we learn to trust. ~ Julia Cameron

Regret


Regret is useless in life. It's in the past. All we have is now. ~ Marlon Brando

Dreams


Dreams are answers to questions we haven't yet figured out how to ask... ~ Fox Mulder

Courage


Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow. ~ MA Radmacher

Information


What best defines a child is the total inability to receive information from anything not plugged in. ~ Bill Cosby

Worry


Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose. ~ Eckhart Tolle

Enimies


You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. ~ Winston Churchill

Aug 6, 2011

Pass


Sunrise doesn't last all morning, a cloudburst doesn't last all day. All things must pass, all things must pass away. ~ George Harrison

Forgiveness


Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. ~ Paul Boese

Aug 5, 2011

Concept


There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept. ~ Ansel Adams

Aug 4, 2011

Shortcoming


To be aware of a single shortcoming in oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else. ~ Dalai Lama

Aug 3, 2011

Humor


Never lose your sense of humor. It may be the only thing you have left in a crisis. ~ Michelle Medina

Jul 31, 2011

Happiness


There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved. ~ George Sand

Knowing


Knowing what to do is very, very different than actually doing it. ~ Seth Godin

Jul 29, 2011

Books


The man who does not read good books, has no advantage over the man who can't read them. ~ Mark Twain

Jul 27, 2011

Change


The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. ~ Alan Watts

Jul 26, 2011

Three Rs


Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, Respect for others and Responsibility for all your actions. ~ Dalai Lama

Jul 23, 2011

Luck


Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. ~ Seneca

Improvement


Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection. ~ Mark Twain

Jul 22, 2011

Aspects


We have to make a sustained effort, again and again, to cultivate the positive aspects within us. ~ Dalai Lama

Jul 21, 2011

Content


To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible. ~ Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

Jul 20, 2011

Rules


If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. ~ Katherine Hepburn

Jul 19, 2011

Three Words


In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. ~ Robert Frost

Jul 16, 2011

Grow


Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jul 14, 2011

Anger


Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. ~ Buddha

Jul 12, 2011

Lose


When you lose, do not lose the lesson. ~ Dalai Lama

Learn


Be thankful when you don't know something for it gives you the opportunity to learn. ~ Anonymous

Jul 11, 2011

Success


There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. ~ Colin Powell

Jul 10, 2011

Australia


If you're worried about the World ending today, don't. Its already tomorrow in Australia. ~ Charles Schulz

Jul 8, 2011

Success


Success is nothing, without someone you love to share it with. ~ Billy Dee Williams

Jul 4, 2011

Advice


Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. ~ Erica Jong

Jul 2, 2011

Fear


Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering. ~ Yoda

Jul 1, 2011

Waste


Time you enjoyed wasting was not wasted. ~ John Lennon

Slowly


It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop. ~ Confucius

Rules


There ain't no rules around here! We're trying to accomplish something. ~ Thomas Alva Edison

Waiting


You have to be willing to give up the life you've planned for in order to live the life that's waiting for you. ~ Joseph Campbell

Jun 30, 2011

Bridges


The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn. ~ David Russell

Wisdom


Three ways we learn wisdom: by reflection - the noblest; by imitation - the easiest; by experience - the bitterest. ~ Confucius

Initiative


A lot of people never use their initiative because nobody told them to. ~ Banksy

Jun 29, 2011

Continue


Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~ Winston Churchill

Jun 28, 2011

Future


My future starts when I wake up every morning Every day I find something creative to do with my life. ~ Miles Davis

Undone


Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. ~ Picasso

React


It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. ~ Epictetus

Jun 27, 2011

Look


It isn't what I do, but how I do it. It isn't what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it. ~ Mae West

Jun 26, 2011

Optimistic

Be optimistic. It feels better. ~ Dalai Lama

Jun 25, 2011

Learn - Live - Hope


Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. ~ Albert Einstein

Dream


You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~ C. S. Lewis

Jun 24, 2011

Forgiveness


Forgiveness is not for the other person. Forgiveness is for you. ~ McKenzie Phillips

Jun 23, 2011

Remember when...


Remember when teachers, public employees, Planned Parenthood, NPR and PBS crashed the stock market, wiped out half our 401Ks, took trillions in taxpayers bailouts, spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico, gave themselves billions in bonuses, and paid no taxes? Yeah, me neither...

Jun 22, 2011

Resentment


Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. ~ Carrie Fisher

Jun 21, 2011

Karma


I'm a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it's bad or good. ~ Sandra Bullock

Knowledge


True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. ~ Socrates

Jun 20, 2011

Problems


We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. ~ Albert Einstein

Jun 19, 2011

Hard Times


Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. ~ Dalai Lama

Truth


Due to our limited perception, there is no absolute truth only transient illusion in Life. ~ Eckhart Tolle

Life


And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Jun 18, 2011


A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. ~ Gandhi

Jun 16, 2011

Character


Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open. ~ Elmer G. Letterman

Jun 15, 2011

Calmness

There will be calmness and tranquility, when one is free from external objects and is not perturbed. ~ Bruce Lee

Jun 14, 2011

Laugh


If you find it hard to laugh at yourself, I would be happy to do it for you. -- Groucho Marx

Research


If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called Research. -- Albert Einstein

Jun 13, 2011

Obstacles


Obstacles can be a form of liberation. Difficulties are required for success. -- Thich Nhat Hanh

Jun 11, 2011

I Opportunity


Opportunity is something more people would recognize if it didn't come disguised as hard work. -- Unknown

Jun 7, 2011

Life


The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change. -- J. Edwards

Jun 4, 2011

Live


Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you. -- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Positive Attitude


A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. -- Herm Albright

Jun 3, 2011

Worry


You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future. -- Anonymous

Jun 2, 2011

Reputation


Reputation is character minus what you've been caught doing. -- Michael Lapoce

Memories


When you have brought up kids, there are memories you store directly in your tear ducts. -- Robert Brault

May 10, 2011

Life


Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.  --  Anonymous

May 9, 2011

Joyland

I remember going to Joyland growing up.

May 6, 2011

Courage and Commitment

What happened on Sunday, because of the courage of our military and the outstanding work of our intelligence, sent a message around the world, but also sent a message here back home that when we say we will never forget, we mean what we say; that our commitment to making sure that justice is done is something that transcended politics, transcended party; it didn’t matter which administration was in, it didn’t matter who was in charge, we were going to make sure that the perpetrators of that horrible act -- that they received justice. -- President Obama, Thursday, May 5, 2011

May 1, 2011

Mission Accomplished

Tonight I can report to the American people and to the world that The United States has conducted an operation that has killed Osama bin Laden — the leader of al-Qaeda and a terrorist who is responsible for the murder of 1,000's of innocent men, women, and children. -– President Barack Obama - May 1, 2011

Pleasure

I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure. -- Mark Twain

Apr 22, 2011

The Truth


Some More Dad Action Points

● Just in case your child doesn't realize it, tell them clearly: "I'm here for you, and you can count on me. If you ever need something, you can call me anytime."

● Exercise great patience with your child when they struggle with a task or doesn't understand something. Stay focused on what's best for them.

● Work to stay up-to-date on what's going on in your children's lives -- what brings them joy, what makes them nervous, and so on, so you're more aware of what they need from you.

● Work on improving your listening skills, and use those skills to help convince your child that you really are concerned for their well being.

● You can't control feelings, but you can control your responses. It's much easier for a child to talk to an adult who accepts their feelings.

● Try something your child enjoys but that's new to you, even if it's a little bit out of your comfort zone -- like playing dress-up or video games, or participating in a hobby or sport.

Self-Respect


It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character. -- Dale E. Turner

Apr 11, 2011

Underestimate

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. -- Leo Buscaglia

Apr 9, 2011

Mar 29, 2011

Discipline

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction. -- Margaret Thatcher

Mar 28, 2011

Started


The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. -- Walt Disney

Mar 19, 2011

Strength

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. -- Stephen R. Covey

Mar 1, 2011

Feb 25, 2011

Quiet


The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet. -- Bill Cosby

Feb 21, 2011

The President


The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else. -- Theodore Roosevelt, "Roosevelt in the Kansas City Star", May 7, 1918

Feb 18, 2011

Dad Action Points

● Praise your child's qualities in front of others -- their peers, other adults, and other family members.

● Talk through goals and aspirations your child may have for the coming months. Coach them to keep them realistic, but also pledge your support to help them accomplish those things and more.

● Pay close attention to everyday comments you make to your children. Instead of focusing on what you don't want them to do, make positive statements about what you do want to see from them.

● Show lavish amounts of affection for your child every day. Let them know through words and actions that you are rooting for them to reach for the stars.

● Express your love for your children in words. Tell them, "No matter what you do, you're special to me. You don't have to earn my love."

Feb 14, 2011

Irresponsible

Like childhood, old age is irresponsible, reckless, and foolhardy. Children and old people have everything to gain and nothing much to lose. It's middle-age which is cursed by the desperate need to cling to some finger-hold halfway up the mountain, to conform, not to cause trouble, to behave well.... -- Sir John Mortimer, "Murderers & Other Friends"

Feb 7, 2011

Problems


Problems are opportunities with thorns. -- Hugh Miller

Explanation


The longer the explanation, the bigger the lie. -- Raquel Watanabe

Feb 6, 2011

Crazy


This world is crazy. All I'm asking is for someone to be crazy with. -- Unknown

Talk


Let people talk behind your back; it just reminds you youre a step ahead. -- Dr.Seuss

Feb 3, 2011

Women


Any man who thinks he knows the mind of a woman is a man who knows nothing. -- Robert Evans

Feb 1, 2011

Worrying


Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere. -- Ryan Reynolds

Simpler


Love, desire, ambition, faith - without them life is so much simpler. -- Larry Gates

Jan 26, 2011

Love


Love doesn't make your world more colorful than before, It just opens your eyes to what you couldn't see before.

Mistake


A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. -- Einstein

Jan 24, 2011

Friends


To find new friends, you have to look among strangers.

Jan 20, 2011

Appearances


Trust not too much to appearances. -- Virgil

Jan 19, 2011

Growth


Growth begins where your comfort zone ends. -- Dale McKinnon

Jan 15, 2011

Worth


Your worth consists in what you are, not what you have. -- Edison

Jan 14, 2011

Give


He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either. -- Nietzsche

Jan 12, 2011

Failure is prerequisite to success. If you want to succeed faster, double your failure rate. -- Brian Tracy

Jan 7, 2011

Never


Do not wait. The time will never be just right. -- Napoleon Hill

Jan 6, 2011

Judge


If you judge people, you have no time to love them. -- Mother Teresa

Jan 4, 2011

Bones


To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone. -- Reba McEntire