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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.

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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

Parenting Quotes

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

Parenting Quotes

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.

~ Ibid

You know children are growing up when they start
asking questions that have answers.

~ John Plomp

Parenting Quotes

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.

~ Unknown

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