50+ Best Parenting Quotes of All Time

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Quote of the Day- Parenting is difficult, and to be honest, we could use all the guidance we can get. Even if it comes from parenting quotes that are incredibly inspiring. The best parenting quotes encapsulate the joys of being a parent. We’ve compiled a list of the best parenting quotes on the internet. These parenting quotes will motivate, inspire, and entertain you.

These parenting quotes from authors, the general public, and celebrities are good, challenging, humorous, and inspiring. Also explore Chimes Radio’s podcast on parenthood.

List of Parenting Love Quotes

  • Funny Parenting Quotes
  • Inspiring Parenting Quotes
  • Good & Positive Parenting Quotes
  • Mindful Parenting Quotes
  • Famous Parenting Quotes

Funny Parenting Quotes

1. “Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.”

2. “When a child is locked in the bathroom with water running and he says he’s doing nothing but the dog is barking, call 911.

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

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

5. “Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.”

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6. “We all have the best laid plans for our children, and they go and ruin it all by growing up any way they want to. What the hell was it all for, then? ”

7. “Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.”

8. “I’m so cool that the kids come to my bedroom and go, ‘Mom! Turn the music down!”

9. “The danger of motherhood. You relive your early self, through the eyes of your mother.”

10. “Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare.”

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Inspiring Parenting Quotes

1. “I came to parenting the way most of us do — knowing nothing and trying to learn everything.”

2. “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.”

3. “Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.”

4. “If we don’t shape our kids, they will be shaped by outside forces that don’t care what shape our kids are in.”

5. “The reality is that most of us communicate the same way that we grew up. That communication style becomes our normal way of dealing with issues, our blueprint for communication. It’s what we know and pass on to our own children. We either become our childhood or we make a conscious choice to change it.”

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6. “Parenthood...It's about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last."

7. “Play helps build a warm relationship between family members and create a bank of positive feelings and experiences that can be drawn upon in times of conflict. Through play, you can help your children solve problems, test out ideas, and explore their imaginations.”

8. “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”

9. “What it's 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.”

10. “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”

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Good & Positive Parenting Quotes

1. “Motherhood [and Fatherhood] has taught me the meaning of living in the moment and being at peace. Children don’t think about yesterday, and they don’t think about tomorrow. They just exist in the moment.”

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

3. “Remember you are not managing an inconvenience. You are raising a human being.”

4. “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.”

5. “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”

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

7. “But kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.”

8. “There is no such thing as a perfect parent. Just be a real one.”

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

10. “Family is the best thing ever”-

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Mindful Parenting Quotes

1. Every mama knows what’s best for her child. If she truly listens to what her heart is saying.

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

3. Every day our children spread their dreams beneath our feet. We should tread softly.

4. Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.

5. I wish children could grow according to their natural pace: sleep when sleepy, wake up when rested, eat when hungry, cry when upset, play and explore without being unnecessarily interrupted; in other words, be allowed to grow and blossom as each was meant to.

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6. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is.

7. Never fear spoiling children by making them too happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow.

8. If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.

9. If your children fear you, they cannot trust you. If they don’t trust you, they cannot learn from you.

10. Children do not need us to shape them; they need us to respond to who they are.

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Famous Parenting Quotes

1. “The best way to make children good is to make them happy.”

2. “I would have given anything to keep her little. They outgrow us so much faster than we outgrow them.”

3. “There are only two lasting bequeaths we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots the other wings.”

4. “Don’t worry that children never listen to you: worry that they are always watching you.”

5. “Perhaps it takes courage to raise children.”

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6. “I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other time of my life.”

7. “If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.”

8. “Perhaps it takes courage to raise children..”

9. “Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.”

10. “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.”

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Other Quotes on Parenting | Parenthood

Listed below are some other parenting love quotes that you might like to read

  • Parenting Quotes on Unconditional Love
  • Parenting Quotes on Discipline
  • Father- Son Quotes
  • Mother- Daughter Quotes

Parenting Quotes on Unconditional Love

1. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me.”

2. “Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.”

3. "A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to."

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

5. "As your kids grow up, they may forget what you said, but they won't forget how you made them feel."

Parenting Quotes on Child Discipline

1. If we don’t shape our kids, they will be shaped by outside forces that don’t care what shape our kids are in.

2. “Sometimes, kids want you to hurt the way they hurt.”

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

4. When we do things that are controlling, whether intentional or not, we are not going to get those long-term outcomes.

5. “If I had to make a general rule for living and working with children, it might be this: Be wary of saying or doing anything to a child that you would not do to another adult, whose good opinion and affection you valued.”

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Father-Son Quotes

1. “It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.”

2. “There is no love on earth greater than that of a father for his son.”

3. “It is the duty of the father to give his sons a good chance.”

4. “When my dad did not hold my hand, he had my back.”

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

Mother-Daughter Quotes

1. “Words are not enough to express the unconditional love that exists between a mother and a daughter.”

2. “For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you.”

3. “My mom taught me a woman’s mind should be the most beautiful part of her.”

4. “The older I get, the more I see the power of that young woman, my mother.”

5. “A mother is the only person in the world, who can turn daughter’s worries and fears into happiness.”

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