Parenting Quotes to Inspire & Enlighten You & Make You Chuckle
Parenting quotes ...
... are important because at times, raising children can feel overwhelming. It helps to have quotations that will inspire, enlighten you and make you smile. This page is dedicated to all you caring parents, who work hard and then wonder if you've done enough. Our collection of quotations will give you pause, spawn ideas and give you the giggles. Sometimes, this is all you need to get back on track.
If you have favorite parenting quotes to add to our collection, please click on the link. If you copy something from a book, be sure to cite the author. Make sure to tell us how you apply this wisdom in your family and upload a family photo if you'd like. You can also use this as a way to pay tribute to your mom, dad or anyone who had a hand in raising
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Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to
decide forever to have your heart go walking around
outside your body.
~ Elizabeth Stone
Give yourself or someone you love a beautiful gift: a locket with a photo engraved in gold (which makes it completely waterproof). What a lovely keepsake and reminder of what matters most!
The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.
~ Elaine Heffner
Your children need your presence more than your
Be patient with boys—you're dealing with soul stuff.
~ Elbert Hubbard
~ Jesse Jackson
The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention
is to sit down and look comfortable.
~ Lane Olinhouse
Children need love, especially when they "do not deserve" it.
~ Harold Hulbert
Children are a great comfort in your old age ...
and they help you reach it faster, too.
~ Lionel Kauffman
Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare.
~ Ed Asner
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he
needs the companionship of at least one adult who can
share it, rediscovering with him the mystery of the world
we live in.
~ Rachel Carson
The guys who fear becoming
fathers don't understand that fathering
is not something perfect men do, but something
that perfects the man. The end product of child
raising is not the child, but the parent.
~ Frank Pittman
There must always be a struggle between a father and
son when one aims at power and the other at independence.
You know children are growing up when they start
asking questions that have answers.
~ John Plomp
Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on
their environment and especially on their children,
than the unlived lives of the parents.
~ Carl Jung
Children seldom misquote you. They usually repeat
word-for-word what you should not have said.
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