Parents and Family
We walk the earth, but we always bring the family in our hearts. Noted Blacks teach us what they have been taught about family.
About her leg braces: I spent most of my time trying to figure out how to get them off. But when you come from a large, wonderful family, there's always a way to achieve your goals.
Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.
I'm a homebody. I'm very close to my brother [who escorted her to the premiere of Romeo]. We have a very tight family unit. I'm a simple girl.
I'm a survivor, and I can handle anything. I'm very confident about that. I come from a very strong family, and they are always there to protect me. If I need any help, I'll just call on my mummy or my daddy or my brother, to whom I'm very close.
Aaliyah, MusicGala.com, 1995
In spite of the seven thousands books of expert advice, the right way to discipline a child is still a mystery to most fathers and...mothers. Only your grandmother and Ghengis Khan know how to do it.
Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen and I was three.
My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.
My parents are my backbone. Still are. They're the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.
My parents just tell me, if you know what you want, you should stay determined and go for it. You can do anything.
No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.
Of course, the advantage is that, being in this business, you get to learn a lot, experience a lot of new things, and you can become real successful. The disadvantage is, of course the negative media. People may try to manipulate you and control you, and those are the things you have to avoid. But if you maintain strong family values and you believe in God, you can be successful. So, it's been tough, but I've gotten through it because I stuck with my family and my deep belief in God.
One of the things that my parents have taught me is never listen to other people's expectations. You should live your own life and live up to your own expectations, and those are the only things I really care about it.
Parents are not interested in justice, they're interested in peace and quiet.
Parents just don't understand.
Will Smith, Parents Just Don't Understand