What matters most to you and your family? What will make the most difference for your children, their ability to contribute to society, and their lasting happiness?
It's not possible for a stranger to know from the outside if you and I are getting it right for our kids.
At first glance, it might appear that this baby is getting some pretty intensive training in something that isn't that important, but maybe ping pong is a fun hobby that unites his family and provides wholesome recreation. Tennis may become a valuable vehicle for this child's physical fitness, or excelling in tennis may become an important part of his adult life.
How important for us as Patriotic Parents to think about our priorities and keep them in focus the best we can for our families, and for each of our children. Keeping things in a healthy balance is an ongoing process, and deserves our best efforts. As much as possible, each of us should look at the things we value and try to keep first things first in our homes and in the lives of those we love.
As parents, we need to make sure we are not wasting precious time or "majoring in the minors."
Our time to help our children prepare for a meaningful and happy life passes all too quickly!
“The family has always been the cornerstone of American society. Our families nurture, preserve, and pass on to each succeeding generation the values we share and cherish, values that are the foundation of our freedoms.” Ronald Reagan
"[I]t is the life of the family upon which in the last analysis the whole welfare of the nations rests. . . . The nation is nothing but the aggregate of the families within its borders." Strong nations are built out of strong families, not the other way around. No government policy or community program can ever replicate its structure or fulfill its manifold functions." Theodore Roosevelt
"The family is the building block of society. It is a nursery, a school, a hospital, a leisure center, a place of refuge, and a place of rest." Margaret Thatcher