Welcome to our parenting quote page! Here, you'll find parenting quotes to inspire and get you thinking. Some of the most powerful insights I've had in parenting have come from reflecting on quotes I've read or heard. I hope these, which are some of my favorite or most thought-provoking parenting quotes, inspire you, too.
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It is our challenge and opportunity to foster in our children the living, breathing knowledge
that they are worthy –as is– of being loved. ~ Susan Stiffelman,
Whatever you would have your children become,
strive to exhibit in your own lives and conversation. ~Lydia H. Sigourney
You can learn many things from children.
How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Jones
Don't worry that children never listen to you;
worry that they are always watching you. ~Robert Fulghum
There's no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. ~Jill Churchill
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
~Charles R. Swindoll
Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
The gain is not the having of children; it is the discovery of love and how to be loving.
~Polly Berrien Berends
There are times as a parent when you realize that your job is not to be the parent you always imagined you'd be, the parent you always wished you had. Your job is to be the parent your child needs, given the particulars of his or her own life and nature. ~Ayelet Waldman
I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing
to my own sadness from my childhood. ~Susie Bright
The world talks to the mind.
Parents speak more intimately, they talk to the heart. ~Hain Ginott
Stop trying to perfect your child,
but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him ~Dr. Henker
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