50 Thought Provoking Quotes About Parenting

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Abraham Lincoln”]

And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”S. Turner”]

A parent will only ever be in 1 of 3 places; in front of you to cheer you on, behind you to have your back, or next to you so you aren’t walking alone

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Unknown author”]

Be the person you needed when you were younger.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Rumi”]

Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

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BecomeWhoYouAre

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Unknown”]

The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving of ways.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Lois Lowry”]

Kids deserve the right to think that they can change the world.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Pam Leo”]

Let’s raise children that won’t have to recovery from their childhoods.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Joan Jett”]

My parents taught me I could be anything in the world I wanted to be.

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Copy of Childhood is messy and beautiful

[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”C.S. Lewis”]

Chlidren are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Jen Hatmaker”]

You will never have this day with your children again. Tomorrow they’ll be a little older than they were today, this day is a gift. Breathe and take notice.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Barbara Johnson”]

To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Sue Atkins”]

There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.

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FeetonGround

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Ariadne Brill”]

The way we treat our children directly impacts what they believe about themselves.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Justina Blakeny”]

Have faith in your child and they will have face in themselves.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Robert Fulghum”]

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Billy Graham”]

A child who is allowed to be disrespctful to his parents will never have true respect for anyone.

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ParentsPrepare

[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”W.E.B. DeBouis”]

Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Lori Petro”]

If you force control now, you risk your influence later.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Samuel Johnson”]

Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they find?

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Matthew L Jacobson”]

Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.

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SpellTIME

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Charles R. Swindoll”]

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Bette Davis”]

If you have never been hated by a child, then you have never been a parent.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Haim Ginott”]

If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Jodie Foster”]

Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships.

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InnerVoice

[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Dr. Henker”]

Stop trying to perfect your child, but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Brigham Young”]

We should never do anything that we wouldn’t do in front of our children.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Lydia H. Sigourney”]

Whatever you would have your children become, strive to exhibit in your own lives and conversation.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Andy Smithson”]

The sign of great parenting is not the child’s behavior. The sign of truly great parenting is the parent’s behavior.

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HowToThink

[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Jane Nelson”]

Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better?

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Zig Ziglar”]

Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Unknown author”]

In bringing up children, spend on them half as much money and twice as much time

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Unknown author”]

Parenting without a sense of humor is like being an accountant who sucks a math.

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GreatestHappiness

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=” L.R. Knost”]

It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Pope Francis”]

We need to see each child as a gift, to be welcomed, cherished and protected.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Anna Quindlen”]

When in Doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Uknown Author”]

Behind every great kid, is a mom who’s pretty sure she’s screwing it up.

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EducatedUneducated

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Glennon Melton”]

Don’t let yourself become so concerned with raising a good kid that you forget you already have one.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Bruce Perry”]

Children don’t need more things. The best toys a child has is a parent who gets down in the floor and plays with them.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Anthony Witham”]

Too much love never spoils children. Children become spoiled when we substitute “presents” for “presence.

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[pullquote align=”normal” cite=”A Robert Brault”]

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

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ValueofMemory