50 Thought Provoking Quotes About Parenting

By sara / March 11, 2016


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

Abraham Lincoln

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

S. Turner

Be the person you needed when you were younger.

Unknown author

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



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


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

Lois Lowry

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

Pam Leo

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

Joan Jett

Copy of Childhood is messy and beautiful

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

C.S. Lewis

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.

Jen Hatmaker

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

Barbara Johnson

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

Sue Atkins


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

Ariadne Brill

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

Justina Blakeny

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

Robert Fulghum

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

Billy Graham


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

W.E.B. DeBouis

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

Lori Petro

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

Samuel Johnson

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

Matthew L Jacobson


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

Charles R. Swindoll

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

Bette Davis

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

Haim Ginott

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

Jodie Foster


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

Dr. Henker

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

Brigham Young

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

Lydia H. Sigourney

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

Andy Smithson


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?

Jane Nelson

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

Zig Ziglar

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

Unknown author

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

Unknown author


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.

L.R. Knost

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

Pope Francis

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

Anna Quindlen

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

Uknown Author


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

Glennon Melton

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.

Bruce Perry

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

Anthony Witham

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

A Robert Brault