"I'm worried about parents who aren't parenting."
"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."Barbara Bush on Buddha
"A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone."Barbara Bush on Billy Graham
"We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves."Barbara Bush on Henry Ward Beecher
"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection."Barbara Bush on Sigmund Freud
"Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride."Barbara Bush on Ron Taffel
"It seems to me I spent my life in car pools, but you know, that's how I kept track of what was going on."
"The personal things should be left out of platforms at conventions. You can argue yourself blue in the face, and you're not going to change each other's minds. It's a waste of your time and my time."
"Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life and you should be building friendships."
"Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family."
"To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there."