Bartletts, or else my search technique, has failed me. The quote I am looking for is, “If the people lead, the leaders will follow,” and it came to mind yesterday when Parents Forum board and friends gathered yesterday to mark Respect for Parents Day.

I think we need to begin by respecting ourselves as parents and supporting each other more consistently. Take a look at

Deb Coppins, founder of Our Starting Point, has the right idea: We need to make parenting education a priority, speak up for it and for ourselves. I hope you agree and if you do, I’d like to hear from you. I’d like to hear, too, if you know the origin of the quote!