A plea on behalf of respect for the here and now, for today: How can we assure a child’s life in the future if we have not yet learned how to live consciously and responsibly in the present? Do not trample, hold in contempt, or sell the future into bondage. Do not stifle it, rush, or force it. Respect every single moment, as it will pass and will never again be repeated. After all, when tomorrow finally does arrive, we start waiting for the next tomorrow.

Source: Loving Every Child: Wisdom for Parents