There is no substitute for a caring and committed parent.
Parents are a child’s best teachers. Even when our little darlings reach those teen years, and we think they do not listen to us, they do. They may not always agree with us, but they do listen. They listen to what we say, they watch what we do, and they make observations about what we value. Parents send children powerful messages by both their words and their actions. We in turn know our children better than anyone, and we have to trust out instincts when it comes to what is best for our children. We also have to hang in there with them, even when it seems like our efforts are in vain. There is a light at the end the tunnel.