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Family involvement is a valuable thing and playing
by Alan Thicke

Family involvement is a valuable thing and playing
together actively can be the '90s version of it.
Instead of just watching, you can do it together...
something we don't spend enough time on.
We can motivate and excite each other about fitness.
- Alan Thicke

Related topics: Parenting

Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it.
- Alan Thicke

It's always been said that comedy comes mostly out of the dark side anyway.
- Alan Thicke

On a selfish basis, I really enjoy sports and activity.
- Alan Thicke

 

I'm a big proponent of having a mental health component
go along with whatever the physical realities are.
- Alan Thicke

If it is a first offense, you ground them and have a talk.
The second offense would call for counseling.
- Alan Thicke

I wouldn't call myself a standup in the presence of
Jerry Seinfeld or Chris Rock,
but I do my share of it and it has been and remains
part of my activity and I like it.
- Alan Thicke

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I'll be on my third honeymoon, so I'm more of an authority than I care to be.
- Alan Thicke

As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set
and attain personal goals so they will develop self-confidence and individual strength.
Engaging in regular fitness activities with my children
helps me fulfill those responsibilities.
- Alan Thicke

My two boys were the same ages as the kids in the show.
In real life or in between the breaks I was raising
two kids off camera who were not unlike the two kids
who were being paid to be my kids.
- Alan Thicke

So there was a constant flow and a thin line there
between reality and television and yes,
much of what I was experiencing in my real life was
also what was going on in the television show to the
extent that I had to take writers' advice and from the counselors around.
- Alan Thicke

I'm not able to go in with an act that I use month
to month year to year all the time.
It's constantly evolving and changing and that keeps
me on my toes but certainly adds to the challenge.
- Alan Thicke

So we had psychiatrists and counselors and therapists
around the set regularly,
especially for those scenes in which Jason would be
dealing with a patient to make sure we were doing it all appropriately.
- Alan Thicke

If one tends to be a humorous person and you have a
sense of humor the rest of your life then you can certainly lighten the load,
I think, by bringing that to your trials and tribulations.
It's easy to have a sense of humor when everything is going well.
- Alan Thicke

We look for opportunities to play together including basketball,
tennis, swimming, riding bikes and touch football.
I try to provide a loving environment where we can play.
I think that's good on so many levels -
emotionally,
for family interactions and, of course,
physically.
- Alan Thicke

About 100 things that your kid will do that will surprise
you and break your heart and it will be a combination of fact based therapy,
medically advised kinds of passages accompanied by
celebrity anecdotes and just some funny stuff to lighten the load.
- Alan Thicke

And introduce an element of cynicism and darkness into
it and just realize that we're all vulnerable.
We are humans.
There is a finite end to this life and we're all going
to face it and a little silliness can help.
- Alan Thicke

There are psychological repercussions to illness and
we need a little more help to get through the effects
not only on the afflicted but on the family.
And I think there's even a place for humor in that.
- Alan Thicke

My priority is to turn people - especially kids -
on to sports and being active so they don't even have
to think about it being good for their health.
If people participate for the fun of it,
and believe me - it is fun, then fitness programs will be much more successful.
- Alan Thicke

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
- Roe Fulkerson

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

The magic words for a great family are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children
One is roots, the other is wings.
- Hodding Carter

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

You are my family because I CHOOSE you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
- Mother Teresa

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is our family?
We touch our full hearts and see ourselves
reflected whole in each other's eyes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
- Desmond Tutu

You are my Family
- Karen Drucker

Don't prepare the path for the child,
prepare the child for the path.
- Anonymous

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts cartoon

Instead of needing lots of children,
we need high-quality children.
- Margaret Mead

Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Spanish Proverb

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A house is made of walls and beams;
a home is built with love and dreams.
- Anonymous

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

If we are to teach real peace in this world,
and if we are to carry on a real war against war,
we shall have to begin with the children.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Home is where our loved ones are.
Home is not a structure, but the place that we feel comfortable,
the place we belong - the place of our loved ones.
A palace is not a home without loved ones.
A shack or an open field can be paradise
when shared with a loving family.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Home is where our loved ones are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

How paramount the future is to the present
when one is surrounded by children.
- Charles Darwin

When your whole family is loving and supportive, it is a great blessing.
But when family members are indifferent or hostile, release your expectations,
and find the love and support you need elsewhere.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My children have made me more aggressive about the world
that they're about to inhabit.
- Bono


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