A Quote by J. Edgar Hoover on children, common sense, control, decisions, desires, facts, friendship, goals, good, harmony, humor, idealism, integrity, life, love, loyalty, needs, parenthood, security, sense of humor, stability, time, truth, understandin

Hoover, of the FBI, explained that juvenile delinquents seldom come from homes in which: Parents try to understand their children and find time to cultivate their friendship and love. Parents of integrity face facts and live by the truth. Parents live within their means and give their children examples in thrift, security, and stability. Parents are industrious and teach their children that most of life's good things come only from hard work. Parents have worthwhile goals in life and seek to have their children join them in their attainment. Parents have common sense , a capacity for friendship and a sense of humor. Parents live in harmony with each other and do not quarrel in presence of their children Parents have ideals and a compelling urge to serve rather than to be served. Parents are unswervingly loyal to their own children, but can express righteous indignation and chastise them when necessary. Parents decisions are controlled, not by what their children desire, but by what they need.

J. Edgar Hoover (1895 - 1972)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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