My parents are very conservative. They taught me the value of hard work - dont depend on other people, do it yourself.
Having parents who were hard working, blue collar, and staunchly independent, neither political party's positioning really impressed me.
Women are the victims of war... as widows they've faced the trauma of being single parents and livelihoods of families are affected. A lot of gender-related problems come up in terms of health, education, domestic violence, etc.
Growing up I had lots of role models. Looking back, my parents were my first role models.
If you have a problem at that level where there is hatred, prejudice, and anger, that has nothing to do with the other person. What is wrong with you that you are feeling that way? Look at yourself. Quite often it is their upbringing or their parent's problems. You got to get free. At some point you have to take responsibility for your actions.
The whole world is conscious. It's just that we become conscious at times, and you become conscious when you lose a parent, or just a loved one, period - a wife, a brother, you know. You wake up and say, "Man, it's real. I don't need this pimp gangster stuff anymore, I need something with a little more substance." And there is marketing for that.
The single most important contribution that I can offer, the strengthening of people's spirit and soul, the strengthening of families, the unity of a husband and a wife. To me, that's most important. Without that, we have nothing. If a son doesn't respect a father, if a child doesn't respect a parent, then we're lost.
I am sure that, had I grown up with both parents, had I grown up in a safe environment, had I grown up with a feeling of safety rather than danger, I would not be the way I am.
It takes a long time to appreciate one's parents.
I didn't play video games because my parents didn't allow it. That was banned from my childhood experience.
My parents didn't treat me as if there was anything in the world I couldn't do, except be unkind.
Nobody's strong enough to be a parent. We just do it, blindly, going forward on faith and love and hope. That's all it is...Being afraid...and going on.
If we're to be judged by our parents and grandparents, then we all may as well impale ourselves upon jagged bits of rock.
Parents walk a fine line between discipline and grace - values have to hold even when circumstances change or call for compromise or compassion. It's the ultimate challenge to be both firm and fluid, soft and strong, yielding yet rock solid.
Growing up as an athlete, I started skating very young. My parents didn't know anything about the sport, so they went with the flow. I had two great coaches who gave great advice and gave guidelines for my parents. My parents let the coaches dictate what was going on on the ice.
Skating was something I really wanted to do; my parents knew nothing about it. They said they'd support me as long as I was trying my hardest and enjoying it.
To me 'they lived happily ever after' means to be happy with yourself! My parents always taught me that being happy has to work without Prince Charming. My life is completed without a prince but it's nice of course to have someone who loves you and fights for you.
Both my parents work in film. They're crew. I love movies, and I just wanted to be involved. I got really lucky. I auditioned for a while and then started making films.
I think the way I approach things has something to do with growing up and seeing my parents go to work every day.
Growing up, I never heard my parents curse, never. The first time I ever said a curse word was with my sister Kim.
Even though I couldn't speak English, there were many times that my black-American parents could read my mind and I could read theirs.
I have much more power and protection than Salman Rushdie, because I'm an American citizen, but yes, I live in terrible fear for my life and for the lives of my children. My whole family has been threatened, my adoptive parents had to sell their house and move out of Washington, D.C. because of death threats caused by my work and activism.
My parents are my backbone. Still are. They're the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.
By eloquence I understand those appeals to our moral perceptions that produce emotion as soon as they are uttered. This is the very enthusiasm that is the parent of poetry. Let the same man go to his closet and clothe in numbers conceptions full of the same fire and spirit, and they will be poetry.
I'm very lucky, I've got two very loving parents, still very much together, and always been very supportive.
It's amazing how coke encompasses everything in your life. Addicts cannot confront life because they only think of their next hit. I ruined life for my parents, my sister and all my friends.
No matter what parents do, kids retain their uniqueness.
I was kind of a volatile personality, very intense. Because of that, I drew some criticism and people would say things about me, and my parents had tried to defend me. I would just tell them don't worry about it. Our day will come.
What would my parents think about America if they arrived here today? Would they even want to come? I wonder.
I sometimes found myself more comfortable around my TV family than I did with my own parents and sister.
The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.
Most parents don't worry about a daughter until she fails to show up for breakfast.
What kind of life am I setting up for her (her = daughters)?...It's not just about making them, like, not be assholes, which is what I think any parent would do.
I was trying to be appreciative for the education I had, for the sacrifices my parents made. I was very interested in perfect attendance, OK, and straight A's and, you know, dean's list, because those I think were worthwhile, you know, endeavors. And it was important to spend my time in that way and become well-rounded.
Thankfully, I was given a strong base by my parents, an understanding of who I was and my strength.
I think that not being loved by your parents or not having a brother or not being liked at school or even wearing glasses can be a lot worse than having a famous father.
My parents have a wonderful marriage, for many years. But I can't commit myself for such a long time.
Dad is my best mate and I can tell Mum absolutely anything. I really appreciate Mum and Dad. Why are we so close? Young parents, I think. The rock business keeps their minds young.
I have sister issues and parent issues and all sorts of things.
I think parents need to make sure they have parental controls and not have their credit card linked up to in-app purchases so their kids can just spend whenever they want to. They need to ask permission.