There are all kinds of parenting quotes out that you can look to, read and get inspiration or advice from. The following are a few great parenting quotes that can help any parent, whether they are struggling with the task, or reveling in it:
The quotes below encompass the love that most parents have for their children. It does not matter how unruly your child is, you love them because they are yours. Here are a few quotes about that:
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. ~Chinese Proverb
“Children keep us in check. Their laughter prevents our hearts from hardening. Their dreams ensure we never lose our drive to make ours a better world. They are the greatest disciplinarians known to mankind.”
Queen Rania of Jordan, Hello Magazine
Parenthood: it’s not a job. It’s an adventure!
— Author Unknown
Sometimes being a parent means having a few funny, uncomfortable, or “oops” moments. The following quotes are just a few silly quotes that capture the humor that often is a parent’s only saving grace:
Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. ~Red Buttons
Mother Nature is wonderful. Children get too old for piggy-back rides just about the same time they get too heavy for them. ~Author Unknown
Smack your child every day. If you don’t know why – he does. ~Joey Adams
There may be some doubt as to who are the best people to have charge of children, but there can be no doubt that parents are the worst. ~George Bernard Shaw
A person soon learns how little he knows when a child begins to ask questions.
— Richard L. Evans
All parents feel unequipped, unprepared or unqualified to parent at one stage of their life or another. The following are a few quotes that give some useful advice and encouragement to parents:
Kids spell love T-I-M-E. ~John Crudele
A parent who has never apologized to his children is a monster. If he’s always apologizing, his children are monsters. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
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, Man Enough
If I had my child to raise all over again,
I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I’d finger-paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I’d do more hugging and less tugging.
— Diane Loomans, from “If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again”