“And I’ve said this all across the country when I talk to parents about education, government has to fulfill its obligations to fund education, but parents have to do their job too. We’ve got to turn off the TV set, we’ve got to put away the video game, and we have to tell our children that education is not a passive activity, you have to be actively engaged in it. If we encourage that attitude and our community is enforcing it, I have no doubt we can compete with anybody in the world.” ~~ Barack Obama
“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” ~~ Anne Frank
“If my father had not been the kind who encouraged his children to pursue intellectual interests without any thought of profit, our early curiosity about flying would have been nipped too early to bear fruit.” ~~ Orville Wright
“It is a rare privilege to watch the birth, growth, and first feeble struggles of a living mind; this privilege is mine.” ~~ Anne Sullivan
“Everyone has these two visions when they hold their child for the first time. The first is your child as an adult saying ‘I want to thank the Nobel Committee for this award.’ The other is ‘You want fries with that?'” ~~ Robin Williams
“Children learn to smile from their parents.” ~~ Shinichi Suzuki
“If you want your child to be intelligent, read them fairy tales, if you want your child to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ~~ Albert Einstein
Submitted by Aditya Karna, Class V.