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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 up 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.”
Jillian Michaels
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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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