50 Thought Provoking Quotes About Parenting

ThoughtProvokingQuotes [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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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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Be the person you needed when you were younger.

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Rumi”]

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] BecomeWhoYouAre [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Unknown”]

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Lois Lowry”]

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Pam Leo”]

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Joan Jett”]

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] 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.

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [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.

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Barbara Johnson”]

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Sue Atkins”]

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] FeetonGround [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Ariadne Brill”]

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Justina Blakeny”]

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Robert Fulghum”]

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Billy Graham”]

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] ParentsPrepare [pullquote align=”normal” cite=”W.E.B. DeBouis”]

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Lori Petro”]

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Samuel Johnson”]

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Matthew L Jacobson”]

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] SpellTIME [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Charles R. Swindoll”]

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Bette Davis”]

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [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.

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Jodie Foster”]

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

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Brigham Young”]

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Lydia H. Sigourney”]

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [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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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?

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=” Zig Ziglar”]

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

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

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] GreatestHappiness [divider style=’full’] [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.

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [pullquote align=”normal” cite=”Pope Francis”]

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

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] [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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Behind every great kid, is a mom who’s pretty sure she’s screwing it up.

[/pullquote] [divider style=’full’] EducatedUneducated [divider style=’full’] [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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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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Too much love never spoils children. Children become spoiled when we substitute “presents” for “presence.

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

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