30 Inspirational Quotes About Parenting & Becoming A Great Parent

What a gift it is to be a parent, there is no other role that could offer exhilaration, horror, happiness, and despair all in the space of 10 minutes! There is no greater responsibility than shaping the life of another human being with as many challenges as there are rewards, we hope this list of 30 quotes about parenting will inspire you to continue to be the best parent that you can be.

“The kids that need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways” – Quotes About Parenting

30 Inspirational Quotes About Parenting & Becoming A Great Parent

“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


“Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.” -Ron Taffel

“Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.” -Nadia Boulanger 


“Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship.” -Laura Schlessinger


“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano

30 Inspirational Quotes About Parenting & Becoming A Great Parent

“Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry.” – Alvin Price


“I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” – Harry S. Truman.”


“What its like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.” – Nicholas Sparks


“Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.” – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach


“That’s the nature of being a parent, Sabine has discovered. You’ll love your children far more than you ever loved your parents, and – in the recognition that your own children cannot fathom the depth of your love – you come to understand the tragic, unrequited love of your own parents.” – Ursula Hegi, Stones from the River


“Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they find?” – Samuel Johnson


“Treat a child as though he already is the person he’s capable of becoming.” Haim Ginott – Quotes About Parenting


“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


“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault

30 Inspirational Quotes About Parenting & Becoming A Great Parent

“A child’s mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled.” – Dorothea Brande


“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” – Bill Wilson – Quotes About Parenting


“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.” – Jessica Lange


“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” – Elizabeth Stone


“While I was drying off Maddie after her bath tonight, she said, ‘I love you’ to me for the first time. It sounded like ‘All lub boo,’ but I didn’t care. To reciprocate, I showed her what an ex-Marine looks like when he cries.” – Jim Beaver, Life’s That Way


“All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.” – Erma Bombeck – Quotes About Parenting


“I used to believe my father about everything but then I had children myself & now I see how much stuff you make up just to keep yourself from going crazy.”


“I mean, when the world comes for your children, with the knives out, it’s your job to stand in the way.” – Joe Hill, Horns


“There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children.” – Marianne Williamson


“Never do for a child what he is capable of doing for himself.” – Quotes About Parenting


“When a child hits a child, we call it aggression.
When a child hits an adult, we call it hostility.
When an adult hits an adult, we call it assault.
When an adult hits a child, we call it discipline.” – Haim G. Ginott


“You try as a parent. You love beyond reason. You fight beyond endurance. You hope beyond despair.
You never think, until the very last moment, that it still might not be enough.” Lisa Gardner, Live to Tell


“We’re [parents]) always bluffing, pretending we know best, when most of the time we’re just praying we won’t screw up too badly.” – Jodi Picoult, House Rules


“The best parenting advice I ever got was from a labor nurse who told me the following:
1. After your baby gets here, the dog will just be a dog.
2. The terrible twos last through age three.
3. Never ask your child an open-ended question, such as “Do you want to go to bed now?” You won’t want to hear the answer, believe me. “Do you want me to carry you upstairs, or do you want to walk upstairs to go to bed?” That way, you get the outcome you want and they feel empowered.” – Jodi Picoult


“Be the person you needed when you were younger.”



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