This quote is worth remembering, and anytime a friend of mine is to give birth for the first time I tell them this quote. As Mother’s (no I have no children of my own, but if I did I would keep this quote in mind) you have to be very mindful of what you say to your children and the manner in which you say it. A very harsh word can do more damage then a quick swat on the rear end. My Mom taught me that you never speak to a child when you are extremely angry, you take a few minutes to calm down then you address the situation. I think that that is a great rule to follow, children listen better when you talk to them, then when you go in guns ablazing and you are yelling and screaming. Anyway here is the quote:
What the mother sings the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.
– Henry Ward Beecher
See why it’s such a great quote?