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.

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  • 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.”

John Wilmot

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.

Erma Bombeck

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

Ray Romano

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

Franklin P. Adams

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

Phyllis Diller

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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? ”

Kristina Riggle

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

Russell Baker

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

Melissa Etheridge

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

Joyce Carol Oates

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

Ed Asner

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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.”

Mayim Bialik

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.”

Robyn Passante

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

Robert Fulghum

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.”

Dr. Louise Hart

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.”

Kristen Crockett

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

Peter Krause

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.”

Carolyn Webster-Stratton

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

James Baldwin

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.”

Nicholas Sparks

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

Emilie Buchwald

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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.”

Jessalyn Gilsig

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

Anthony Withman

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

Kittie Franz

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.”

Anne Frank

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.”

Umberto Eco

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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.”

Bill Ayers

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.”

Barbara Kingsolver

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

Sue Atkins

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

Barbara Johnson

10. “Family is the best thing ever”-

Unknown

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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.

Carolina King

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

Matthew L. Jacobson

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

Sir Ken Robinson

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

Margaret Mead

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.

Magda Gerber

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

Fred Rogers

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

Thomas Bray

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

Ignacio Estrada

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

Lori Petro

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

Naomi Aldort

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Famous Parenting Quotes

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Jodi Picoult

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Robert Fulghum

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

John Steinbeck

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

J.K. Rowling

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

Jacqueline Kennedy

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

John Steinbeck

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.”

Benjamin Franklin

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.”

Anne Lamott

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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.”

Jim Valvano

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

Harold Hulburt

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

Robert Brault

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

Lady Bird Johnson

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

Kevin Heath

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.

Dr. Louise Hart

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

Mitch Albom

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

Bette Davis

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

Alfie Kohn

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.”

John Holt

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Father-Son Quotes

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

Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

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

Unknown

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

Unknown

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

Unknown

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

Jim Valvano

Mother-Daughter Quotes

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

Caitlin Houston

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

Unknown

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

Sonya Teclai

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

Sharon Olds

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

Unknown

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