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90 Inspirational Parenting Quotes for Hard Times (LOVE)

Top 10 Inspirational Parenting Quotes

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. - Henry Ward Beecher
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. – Henry Ward Beecher
The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. - O. A. Battista
The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. – O. A. Battista
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. - Maya Angelou
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. – Maya Angelou
So much is asked of parents, and so little is given. - Virginia Satir
So much is asked of parents, and so little is given. – Virginia Satir
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. - Frederick Douglass
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. – Frederick Douglass
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. - Billy Graham
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. – Billy Graham
Parents are living gods. They do everything to make their children happy and expect nothing in return. - Saravana Kumar Murugan
Parents are living gods. They do everything to make their children happy and expect nothing in return. – Saravana Kumar Murugan
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
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
The greatest gift a parent can give a child is self-confidence. - Stewart Stafford
The greatest gift a parent can give a child is self-confidence. – Stewart Stafford
Parenting is a lifetime job and does not stop when a child grows up. - Jake Slope
Parenting is a lifetime job and does not stop when a child grows up. – Jake Slope

20 Wise Parenting Quotes To Help You in Raising Your Children

“Parenting classes should be mandatory, whether you are adopting or not, and would include an evaluation of your current physical, mental and financial state as well as how ready you are to take on the rigors of parenthood. Our children are our most precious natural resource, and there is absolutely no other way to parent but to put them first.”

Dale Archer
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
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
If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters very much. - Jackie Kennedy
If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much. – Jackie Kennedy

“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
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. - Charles R. Swindoll
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. – Charles R. Swindoll
At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents. - Jane D. Hull
At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents. – Jane D. Hull

“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
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
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
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
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

“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
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision. - Denis Waitley
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision. – Denis Waitley
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. - Robert Fulghum
Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. – Robert Fulghum

“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
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection. - Sigmund Freud
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. – Sigmund Freud
Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. - Carl Jung
Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. – Carl Jung

“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
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. - Plato
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. – Plato
A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it. - Frank A. Clark
A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it. – Frank A. Clark
At every step, the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses. - Ellen Key
At every step, the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses. – Ellen Key
The well-being and welfare of children should always be our focus. - Todd Tiahrt
The well-being and welfare of children should always be our focus. – Todd Tiahrt

5 Encouraging Parenting Quotes For Hard Times

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
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
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
A good father is a source of inspiration and self-restraint. A good mother is the root of kindness and humbleness. - Dr. T.P.Chia
A good father is a source of inspiration and self-restraint. A good mother is the root of kindness and humbleness. – Dr. T.P.Chia
There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one. - Sue Atkins
There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one. – Sue Atkins
If we are wonderful parents and family members, then there’s really nothing else to prove. - Ron Baratono
If we are wonderful parents and family members, then there’s really nothing else to prove. – Ron Baratono

13 Parenting Quotes That Will Make You Love Your Parents More

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
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
Parents aren’t the people you come from. They’re the people you want to be, when you grow up. - Jodi Picoult
Parents aren’t the people you come from. They’re the people you want to be, when you grow up. – Jodi Picoult
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother. - Abraham Lincoln
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother. – Abraham Lincoln
A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided. - Robert Brault
A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided. – Robert Brault
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
To understand your parents’ love, you must raise children yourself.
To understand your parents’ love, you must raise children yourself.
Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it. - Ann Brashares
Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it. – Ann Brashares
Love your parents and treat them with loving care. For you will only know their value when you see their empty chair.
Love your parents and treat them with loving care. For you will only know their value when you see their empty chair.
To me luxury is to be at home with my daughter, and the occasional massage doesn't hurt. - Olivia Newton-John
To me luxury is to be at home with my daughter, and the occasional massage doesn’t hurt. – Olivia Newton-John
A mother who is really a mother is never free. - Honore de Balzac
A mother who is really a mother is never free. – Honore de Balzac
Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents. - Abraham Lincoln
Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents. – Abraham Lincoln
I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up. - Tina Turner
I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up. – Tina Turner
My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. - Clarence Budinton Kelland
My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. – Clarence Budinton Kelland

12 Heart-Warming Parenting Quotes That Will Put a Smile on Your Face

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
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
Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first. - Matthew Jacobson
Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first. – Matthew Jacobson
No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us. - Brad Meltzer
No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us. – Brad Meltzer
My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes. - Michael Jordan
My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes. – Michael Jordan
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. - Henry Ward Beecher
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. – Henry Ward Beecher
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. - Angela Schwindt
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. – Angela Schwindt
Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day. - Taylor Hanson
Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day. – Taylor Hanson
Every cliché 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
Every cliché 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
My children are the reason I laugh, and want to get up every morning. - Gena Lee Nolin
My children are the reason I laugh, and want to get up every morning. – Gena Lee Nolin
The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering. - Benjamin Spock
The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering. – Benjamin Spock
It is the sunlight of parental love and encouragement that enables a child to grow in competence and slowly gain mastery over his environment. - Felicity Bauer
It is the sunlight of parental love and encouragement that enables a child to grow in competence and slowly gain mastery over his environment. – Felicity Bauer

2 Parenting Quotes and Hugs

Children harbor a great many doubts and sorrows that could be eased by a loving hug from a parent. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Children harbor a great many doubts and sorrows that could be eased by a loving hug from a parent. – Richelle E. Goodrich
Hugs can do great amounts of good - especially for children. - Princess Diana
Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children. – Princess Diana

18 Funny Parenting Quotes That Will Make You Laugh

“I feel very blessed to have two wonderful, healthy children who keep me completely grounded, sane and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an awards show just so I know to keep it real.”

Reese Witherspoon
Being a father is the single greatest feeling on Earth. Not including those wonderful years I spent without a child, of course. - Ryan Reynolds
Being a father is the single greatest feeling on Earth. Not including those wonderful years I spent without a child, of course. – Ryan Reynolds
Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth. - Erma Bombeck
Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth. – Erma Bombeck
My biggest parenting conundrum why is it so hard to put someone who is already sleepy to sleep. - Chrissy Teigen
My biggest parenting conundrum: why is it so hard to put someone who is already sleepy to sleep. – Chrissy Teigen
Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain. - Martin Mull
Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain. – Martin Mull
Never raise your hand to your children - it leaves your midsection unprotected. - Robert Orben
Never raise your hand to your children – it leaves your midsection unprotected. – Robert Orben
The Golden Rule of Parenting is do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you! - Louise Hart
The Golden Rule of Parenting is do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you! – Louise Hart
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. - Franklin P. Jones
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. – Franklin P. Jones
My parents loved us but I wasn’t always sure they liked us. - Tahereh Maf
My parents loved us but I wasn’t always sure they liked us. – Tahereh Maf
Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth. - Peter Ustinov
Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth. – Peter Ustinov
That’s what children are for—that their parents may not be bored. - Ivan Turgenev
That’s what children are for—that their parents may not be bored. – Ivan Turgenev
Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process. - John F. Kennedy
Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process. – John F. Kennedy
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. - Oscar Wilde
Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. – Oscar Wilde
Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them. - P. J. O'Rourke
Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them. – P. J. O’Rourke
As a housewife, I feel that if the kids are still alive when my husband gets home from work, then hey, I've done my job. - Roseanne Barr
As a housewife, I feel that if the kids are still alive when my husband gets home from work, then hey, I’ve done my job. – Roseanne Barr
Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime. - Red Skelton
Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime. – Red Skelton
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. - Ogden Nash
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. – Ogden Nash
The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets, but no one but me cleans the kitty litter. - Meryl Streep
The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets, but no one but me cleans the kitty litter. – Meryl Streep

10 Thought-Provoking Parenting Quotes To Ponder

“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway… let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.”

C. JoyBell C.
My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it. - Quentin Crisp
My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it. – Quentin Crisp
We don’t always do the things our parents want us to do, but it is their mistake if they can’t find a way to love us anyway. - J. Courtney Sullivan
We don’t always do the things our parents want us to do, but it is their mistake if they can’t find a way to love us anyway. – J. Courtney Sullivan

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

“Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. Take time with them, teach them to have faith in God. Be a person in whom they can have faith. When you are old, nothing else you’ve done will have mattered as much.”

Lisa Wingate
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
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
Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. - Emilie Buchwald
Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. – Emilie Buchwald
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
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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