I agreed CAROLJEAN64 and SHRLZI, love and parents involvement and presence in a child life, irrespective if is a single parent, same sex parent, or mother/father , are important elements in the child success in life.
My favorite quote in regard children/parents relationship is the one of Kahlil Gibran quotes from The Prophet. The complete quote by Kahlil Gibran reads:
"Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life's longing for itself. They come through you, but not from you.
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may house their bodies, but not souls.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The Archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness; for even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable."
Edited by: PUNCHILOUIE at: 6/11/2012 (10:37)
What makes a person who they are, are the choices they make. Albus Dumbledore
Our choices define us. E. Kant
If you keep believing in yourself and seek enthusiasm inside your soul, things will get simpler, more spontaneous. P. Coelho
Knowledge is like the wind, once you obtain it, you can go anywhere. Yellow Hare(Native-American Chief)
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