“ My mom and dad gave their kids the greatest gift of all - the gift of unconditional love. They cared deeply about who we would be, and much less about what we would do. ”

- Mitt Romney

“ Studies show that children best flourish when one mom and one dad are there to raise them. ”

- John Boehner

“ Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom. ”

- Tim Allen

“ As a dad, you are the Vice President of the executive branch of parenting. It doesn't matter what your personality is like, you will always be Al Gore to your wife's Bill Clinton. She feels the pain and you are the annoying nerd telling them to turn off the lights. ”

- Jim Gaffigan

“ In truth, I am a single mother. But I don't feel alone at all in parenting my daughter. Krishna has a whole other side of her family who loves her, too. And so Krishna is parented by me, but also by her grandmother and aunts and cousins and uncles and friends. ”

- Padma Lakshmi

“ I think a dad has to make his daughter feel that he's genuinely interested in what she's going through. ”

- Harry Connick, Jr.

“ Mom and Dad would stay in bed on Sunday morning, but the kids would have to go to church. ”

- Lynn Johnston

“ My kids love it. I thought I was the coolest dad in the world when I got to be in a Bond film, but 'Harry Potter', too? Well, I think I qualify for a medal for exceptional parenting or something, don't you? ”

- Robbie Coltraine

“ Loving a child doesn't mean giving in to all his whims to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult. ”

- Nadia Boulanger

“ The unconditional love for you child, it's truly amazing. ”

- Jourdan Dunn

“ I believe that at least 70 percent of parenting goes to the mother. In our house, I'm the one who knows about all the school stuff, helps with the homework, organizes the play dates, and remembers the birthday parties. ”

- Cindy Crawford

“ I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career. I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party, what my son was writing. I was thinking about Legos. ”

- Jill Clayburgh

“ I suppose it's amazing how quick life goes by when you have children. ”

- Steffi Graf

“ We put more emphasis on who can drive a car than on who can be a parent. And I think there ought to be mandatory parenting classes starting in high school, and you should have to have a license to be able to be a parent to explain that you don't give alcohol to kids. ”

- Dale Archer

“ Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth. ”

- Erma Bombeck

“ Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement, increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating. ”

- Bob Filner

“ Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship. ”

- Laura Schlessinger

“ If you're financially responsible, your children have a much better chance to grow up financially responsible. ”

- Suze Orman

“ When a parent shows up with an attitude of entitlement, understand that under it is a boatload of anxiety. ”

- Robert Evans

“ Sociologists well understand that chaos at home causes violent behavior, educational failure and social alienation among children. Yet, many of us in America stay far, far away from this topic. That in itself is a national scandal. Bad parenting is gravely harming this nation. ”

- Bill O'Reilly