101 Best Parenting Quotes

101 Best Parenting Quotes

This collection of 101 parenting quotes are inspiring and motivating as you tackle the utmost important job on the earth. These parenting quotes from authors and celebrities are good and inspirational. They'll lift you in a dark moment and give you the strength you need.

 

001. “Encourage and support your kids because children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.”

Lady Bird Johnson

  002. “Parenting without a sense of humor is like being an accountant who sucks at math.”

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 003. “Parenting is not for sissies. You have to sacrifice and grow up.”
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 004. “Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.”
Matthew Jacobson
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 005. “For me, being a mother made me a better professional, because coming home every night to my girls reminded me what I was working for. And being a professional made me a better mother because by pursuing my dreams, I was modeling for my girls how to pursue their dreams.”

Michelle Obama

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 006. “Be the parent today that you want your kids to remember tomorrow.”
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007. “Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.”
Carl Jung

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008. “Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child’s life and it’s like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities.”
Gary Smalley

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 009. "The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” 

  Peggy O’Mara

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 010. “Motherhood has completely changed me. It’s just about like the most completely humbling experience that I’ve ever had. I think that it puts you in your place because it really forces you to address the issues that you claim to believe in and if you can’t stand up to those principles when you’re raising a child, forget it.”

Diane Keaton

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 011. “Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they’re fun, they do things together, they’re best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they’re going to respect Mom.” 

 Tim Allen

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012“Motherhood was the great equalizer for me; I started to identify with everybody… as a mother, you have that impulse to wish that no child should ever be hurt, or abused, or go hungry, or not have opportunities in life.”

Annie Lennox

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013. "Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.”

Anne Frank

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014. “People expect you to change when you become a mother, and of course my priorities changed when I had Violet. She’s number one in my life and the best thing that ever happened to me, but I still have fun. I am still myself, but that is made out to seem like I am rebelling against motherhood.” 

Imelda May

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015. "If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.”

Bette Davis

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016. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

Frederick Douglass

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 017. "The best way to make children good is to make them happy.”

Oscar Wilde

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018. “When a man dies, if he can pass enthusiasm along to his children, he has left them an estate of incalculable value.”

Thomas Edison

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019. “Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.”

Lady Bird Johnson

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020. "It is time for parents to teach young people that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”

Maya Angelo

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021“Most things are good, and they are the strongest things, but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil.”

Walt Disney

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022. "Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don't get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely satisfying. I find you don't have to do as much like you don't go on as many outings."

Hugh Jackman

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023. "Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep."

H. Jackson Brown, Jr

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

Sue Atkins

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025. "Having a child is like getting a tattoo...on your face. You better be committed"

Elizabeth Gilbert

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026. “When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that   someone in the house is happy to see you.”

Nora Ephron

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027. "Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them."

Bill Ayers

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028. "You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance."

Franklin P. Adams

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029. "Having children is like living in a frat house — nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up."

Ray Romano

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030. "There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."

Jill Churchill

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031. "The thing about parenting rules is there aren’t any. That’s what makes it so difficult."

Ewan McGregor

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032. "We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future"

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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033. "It just occurred to me that the majority of my diet is made up of the foods that my kid didn’t finish

Carrie Underwood

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034. "Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws"

Barbara Kingsolver

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035. "Mother Nature is providential. She gives us twelve years to develop a love a love for our children before turning them into teenagers"

William Galvin

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036. "Your children are not your children, they come through you, but they are life itself, wanting to express itself"

Wayne Dyer

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037. "No one is ever quite ready; everyone is always caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you. And you open your eyes, look at what you’ve got, say “Oh, my gosh,” and recognize that of all the balls there ever were, this is the one you should not drop. It’s not a question of choice"

Marisa de los Santos

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038. "I came to parenting the way most of us do — knowing nothing and trying to learn everything"

Mayim Bialik

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039. "Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You’ll realize this as soon as they’re born, and they start using sleep deprivation to break you"

Ray Romano

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040. "The beauty of motherhood is not in the freshly pressed shirts and smiling photos we show the world. The beauty of motherhood is in the folds and creases of our lives, the grimaces and tantrums, the moments when we have to grit our teeth to get through, when we pound on windows and yell and scream and demand better of each other and ourselves"

Robyn Passante

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041. "I don’t think it matters how many parents you’ve got, as long as those who are around make their presence a good one"

Elizabeth Wurtzel

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042. "I don’t know what’s more exhausting about parenting: the getting up early, or acting like you know what you’re doing"

Jim Gaffigan

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043. "My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother"

Wilma Rudolph

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044. "There are so many quiet times you spend as a mother that aren’t glorified but are a foundation for your kids. No matter what, there was always a thick safety net under this trapeze"

Tina Fey

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045. "Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do"

Benjamin Spock

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046. "My worst parenting moments, the ones I am least proud of, happened because I was trying to impress a bunch of strangers I’ll probably never see again"

Janel Mills

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047. "Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed"

Linda Wooten

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048. "The best advice my mom has ever given me is to never give up. She believes when one door shuts, another door opens. Always, always move forward"

Melissa Rivers

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049. "I became the kind of parent my mother was to me"

Maya Angelou

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050. "If John Lennon was right that life is what happens when you’re making other plans, parenthood is what happens when everything is flipped over and spilling everywhere and you can’t find a towel or a sponge or your ‘inside’ voice"

Kelly Corrigan

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051. "Having kids — the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings — is the biggest job anyone can embark on. As with any risk, you have to take a leap of faith and ask lots of wonderful people for their help and guidance. I thank God every day for giving me the opportunity to parent"

Maria Shriver

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052. "To raise a child, it sometimes takes a village…but sometimes that village should shut up and mind their own business"

Susan McLean

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053. "The best kind of parent you can be is to lead by example"

Drew Barrymore

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054. "I don’t remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child"

Anne Lamott

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055. "We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future"

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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056. "“Parenthood…it’s about guiding the next generation and forgiving the last"

Peter Krause

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057. "I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it"

Rose Kennedy

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058. "Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence"

Plato

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059. "Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children"

George Bernard Shaw

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060. "Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk"

Carl Jung

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061. "There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings"

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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062. "A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone."

Billy Graham

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063. "I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection"

64. Sigmund Freud

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

Charles R. Swindoll

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065. "How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted"

Walter Scott

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066. "We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves"

Henry Ward Beecher

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067. "Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep"

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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068. "Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision"

Denis Waitley

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069. "When you hold your baby in your arms the first time, and you think of all the things you can say and do to influence him, it's a tremendous responsibility. What you do with him can influence not only him, but everyone he meets and not for a day or a month or a year but for time and eternity"

Rose Kennedy

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070. "A mother who is really a mother is never free"

Honore de Balzac

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071. "Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore"

Ogden Nash

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072. "Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted."

Garrison Keillor

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073. "If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters very much."

Jackie Kennedy

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074. "Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood, the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become"

Coretta Scott King

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075. "If you're financially responsible, your children have a much better chance to grow up financially responsible."

Suze Orman

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076. "Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth"

Peter Ustinov

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077. "My mom and dad gave their kids the greatest gift of all - the gift of unconditional love. They cared deeply about who we would be, and much less about what we would do"

Mitt Romney

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078. "Never raise your hand to your children - it leaves your midsection unprotected."

Robert Orben

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079. "It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things."

Anne Sullivan

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080. " Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you."

Robert Fulghum

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081. "Screaming at children over their grades, especially to the point of the child's tears, is child abuse, pure and simple. It's not funny and it's not good parenting. It is a crushing, scarring, disastrous experience for the child. It isn't the least bit funny."

Ben Stein

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082. "A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it"

Frank A. Clark

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083. "Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking. A child is more likely to smoke when they have been raised in the environment of a smoker"

Christy Turlington

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084. "Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day."

Taylor Hanson

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085. "Children should have enough freedom to be themselves - once they've learned the rules"

Anna Quindlen

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086. "I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up."

Tina Turner

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087. "Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur."

Alvin Toffler

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088. "Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine"

Allan Bloom

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089. "Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending."

Virginia Satir

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090. "Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built"

James Dobson

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091. "If you're asking your kids to exercise, then you better do it, too. Practice what you preach"

Caitlyn Jenner

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092. "Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they're fun, they do things together, they're best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they're going to respect Mom."

Tim Allen

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093. "Family life was wonderful. The streets were bleak. The playgrounds were bleak. But home was always warm. My mother and father had a great relationship. I always felt 'safe' there"

Robert Cormier

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094. "My mother was the influence in my life. She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate triumph of justice and hard work. She believed passionately in education"

John H. Johnson

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095. "To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself"

James E. Faust

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096. "We criticize mothers for closeness. We criticize fathers for distance. How many of us have expected less from our fathers and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of us always let them off the hook?"

Ellen Goodman

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097. "Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship"

Laura Schlessinger

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098. "Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly, you blink and they're gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that's a joy"

Liam Neeson

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099. "The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering"

Benjamin Spock


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100. "I don't think children's inner feelings have changed. They still want a mother and father in the very same house; they want places to play."

Beverly Cleary

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