Fred G Gosman


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  • ''if self-esteem were easy to impart, everyone would have it.''
    Fred G. Gosman (20th century), U.S. author. How to Be a Happy Parent...In Spite of Your Children, ch. 9 (1995).
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  • ''Kids won't come out and thank you each and every time you make a decision they aren't totally fond of....But in their hearts kids know you're doing your job, just like they are doing their job by arguing.''
    Fred G. Gosman (20th century), U.S. author. How to Be a Happy Parent...In Spite or Your Children, ch. 3 (1995).
  • ''Teenagers who are never required to vacuum are living in one.''
    Fred G. Gosman (20th century), U.S. author. How to Be a Happy Parent . . . in Spite of Your Children, ch. 8 (1995).
  • ''We have become unsure of the rules and unsure of our roles. Parenting, like brain surgery, is now all-consuming, fraught with anxiety, worry, and self-doubt. We have allowed what used to be simple and natural to become bewildering and intimidating.''
    Fred G. Gosman (20th century), U.S. author. How to Be a Happy Parent . . . in Spite of Your Children, introduction (1995).
  • ''Ignoring a child's disrespect is the surest guarantee that it will continue.''
    Fred G. Gosman (20th century), U.S. author. How to Be a Happy Parent...In Spite of Your Children, ch. 9 (1995).
  • ''A child who has never fantasized about having other parents is seriously lacking in imagination.''
    Fred G. Gosman (20th century), U.S. author. How to Be a Happy Parent...In Spite of Your Children, ch. 1 (1995).
  • ''Our kids will develop a work ethic only if we require them to pay a portion of the cost of some of the things they want. They'll learn to defer gratification the moment we stop routinely pulling out our wallets. And they'll learn self-discipline only if we care enough to enforce reasonable limits.''
    Fred G. Gosman (20th century), U.S. author. How to Be a Happy Parent...In Spite of Your Children, ch. 11 (1995).
  • ''Men especially need to communicate. To tell people years after the fact that they were the priority is the coward's way. If men can muster the courage to fire an employee, tell off a boss, or assume financial risk, they can dig deep and say the three little words their wives and children need to hear.''
    Fred G. Gosman (20th century), U.S. author. How to Be a Happy Parent...In Spite of Your Children, ch. 1 (1995).
  • ''Occasionally, remind children tactfully that the oven is the only self-cleaning appliance.''
    Fred G. Gosman (20th century), U.S. author. How to Be a Happy Parent...In Spite of Your Children, ch. 8 (1995).
  • ''The mortgage is still in our name but, increasingly, the house is theirs. One diaper, one vote.''
    Fred G. Gosman (20th century), U.S. author. How to Be a Happy Parent . . . in Spite of Your Children, ch. 3 (1995).

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