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