"Every baby starts life as a little savage. He is completely selfish and self-centered: he wants what he wants—his bottle, his mother's attention, his playmate's toys, his uncle's watch, or whatever. Deny him these and he seethes with rage and aggressiveness, which would be murderous were he not so helpless. He is dirty; he has no morals, no knowledge and no developed skills. This means that all children, not just certain children, but all children are born delinquent. If permitted to continue in their self-centered world of infancy, given free reign to their impulsive actions to satisfy each want, every child would grow up a criminal, a killer, a thief, and a rapist." —Reb Bradley, Biblical Insights into Child Training
"No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education." —Plato
"The silent influence of parental conduct is far greater either for good of for evil, than most parents are aware of. You teach by what you say, you influence by what you do; and also by what you do not say, and do not perform." —J. A. James
"O parents, parents! Take care what you are teaching your children by your example. You are always influencing them for good or evil. You are leading them to Heaven or to Hell. Not a day passes, but you produce impressions, perhaps permanent impressions, either good or bad!" —James Smith
Every minute of every day, walk with your children and instruct them in the way of the Lord.
Caring for our children is leading in worship, praying for them, confronting sin in their lives, protecting them physically and spiritually.
We are on our childrens' side—anything done to or against them is done to or against us.
We hear from God for our children and set a doctrinal foundation for them.
Parents cannot make their children grow, they can only train them and lead them.
Parents do things for the good of their children.
"When disciplining a child, let them know why they've done wrong and why they are being punished. When you make a promise of discipline, follow through with it." —Unknown