300 Parenting Quotes That Will Help You Raise Good Kids

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We have to prepare the child for the path, not the path for the child. Tim Elmore

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When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son. The Talmud

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To be a parent is to be chief designer of a product more advanced than any technology and more interesting than the greatest work of art. Alain de Botton

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Evidence of good parenting: the child has no desire to be famous. Alain de Botton

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Your children will reap what you sow. Virgil


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My goal is not to be liked, it’s to raise loving and responsible kids. Maxime Lagacé

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A lot of parents will do anything for their kids, except let them be themselves. Banksy

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I don’t think anyone can grow unless he’s loved exactly as he is now, appreciated for what he is rather than what he will be. Fred Rogers

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Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy. Robert A. Heinlein

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Your children need your presence more than your presents. Jesse Jackson


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Instead of buying your children all the things you never had, you should teach them all the things you were never taught. Material wears out but knowledge stays. Bruce Lee

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We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take. Cardinal Meymillod

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Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett

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It is a wise father that knows his own child. William Shakespeare

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The Best Parenting Quotes

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Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed. Maria Montessori

Question for parents: do you want to make your children safe, or strong? Jordan Peterson (12 Rules for Life, Amazon book)

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Denis Waitley

We’re a nation of exhausted and overstressed adults raising overscheduled children. Brené Brown

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be. Frank A. Clark

The small hopes and plans and pleasures of children should be tenderly respected by grown-up people, and never rudely thwarted or ridiculed. Louisa May Alcott (Little Men)

My understanding of the way a child grows is that you create the garden, you don’t grow the flower. You can merely fertilize the earth and keep it soft and moist, and then the flower grows as best it can. Ram Dass

Every child should be taught that life is unfair so that we don’t end up with a bunch of adults who act like the world owes them something. Preethi Kasireddy

The task isn’t to tell children that they are amazing, it’s to model for them how one might live a very decent, self-accepting, humour filled and confident life knowing one isn’t anything of the sort – but fortunately, no one else is either. Alain de Botton (See also: How to Lend a Child Confidence, theschooloflife.com)

The task of a parent: to acclimatise the child to the true (often horrific) nature of reality without it giving up hope or the will to live. Alain de Botton

Tell kids stories about your failures. Tim Elmore

The best way, perhaps the only way, to change others is to become an example. Naval Ravikant

True, unconditional, love is the province of parents and saints. Naval Ravikant

The experience of raising young children – when they’re happy, you’re happy. Naval Ravikant

You can’t be wrong if you teach your kids playing, creating, listening, but most of all, loving. Maxime Lagacé

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. James Baldwin

It is the responsibility of every adult to make sure that children hear what we have learned from the lessons of life and to hear over and over that we love them and that they are not alone. Marian Wright Edelman

One of the universal fears of childhood is the fear of not having value in the eyes of the people whom we admire so much. Fred Rogers

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. Fred Rogers

6-year-olds should play outside and ask questions, not sit on a chair and memorize answers. Johnny Uzan

The best way of killing a rose is to force it open when it is still only the promise of a bud. José Saramago (The Cave)

Parenthood is a great way to develop a leader’s mentality. Whatever the circumstances, there’s always one pair of eyes looking up to you. Johnny Uzan

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. Albert Einstein

Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice. Charles Kettering

Children are a poor man’s riches. English proverb

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Part 2. Parenting Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Parenting Quotes (Anne Frank, Victor Hugo, Michelle Obama, etc.)

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At the end of the day my most important job is still mom-in-chief. Michelle Obama

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. Victor Hugo

Spend more time smiling than frowning and more time praising than criticizing. Richard Branson (Virgin)

Your child will learn more from your beautiful thinking, talking and behaviour than anything else in the world. Yoko Ono

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength. Maya Angelou

Use your success, wealth and influence to put them in the best position to realize their own dreams and find their true purpose. Put them through school, set them up with job interviews and help them become leaders in their own right. Hold them to the same level of hard work and dedication that it took for you to get to where you are now, and where you will eventually go. Kobe Bryant (See also: Letter to My Younger Self, theplayerstribune.com)

I am convinced that every effort must be made in childhood to teach the young to use their own minds. For one thing is sure: If they don’t make up their minds, someone will do it for them. Eleanor Roosevelt

I wish with all my heart that every child could be so imbued with a sense of the adventure of life that each change, each readjustment, each surprise – good or bad – that came along would be welcomed as part of the whole enthralling experience. Eleanor Roosevelt

Modern education is premised strongly on materialistic values. It is vital that when educating our children’s brains that we do not neglect to educate their hearts, a key element of which has to be the nurturing of our compassionate nature. 14th Dalai Lama

You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet)

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

More kids are ruined by the behavior of their parents than by the amount they inherit. Children learn from your actions. Warren Buffett

When a man dies, if he can pass enthusiasm along to his children, he has left them an estate of incalculable value. Thomas Edison

We must do everything in our power to cease the behaviour that makes children everywhere feel afraid. Alice Walker

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. Friedrich Nietzsche (The Dawn)

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. Sigmund Freud

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

Do I want to be a hero to my son? No, I would like to be a very real human being. That’s hard enough. Robert Downey Jr

If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent. Bette Davis

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. Frederick Douglas

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Short Parenting Quotes

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Let kids be kids. David Perell

Encourage talking. David Perell

Kids spell love T-I-M-E. John Crudele

Everything depends on upbringing. Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace)

Noble fathers have noble children. Euripides

Their lives should be good, not easy. @DailyDadEmail

Parenthood is the opiate of the masses. Chuck Palahniuk

Strengthen a parent and you strengthen a child. Fred Rogers

A parents words become the children’s thoughts. Bill Masur

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. George Herbert

A boy needs a father to show him how to be in the world. Ian Morgan Cron

Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. Lady Bird Johnson

Most parents : “Be safe”. Wise parents : “Become strong”. Fateh Singh

Your kids are wildflowers. Give them the right environment. Maxime Lagacé

Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are. Cheryl Lacey Donovan

There are not perfect parents just as there are no perfect children. Fred Rogers

The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering. Benjamin Spock

My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it. Clarence Budington Kelland

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. Charles R. Swindoll

The love you give your kids will travel several generations into the future. Thibaut

Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. Frank Pittman

Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors. Khaled Hosseini

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Inspirational And Positive Parenting Quotes

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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton

Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. Plato

Teach your kids that talent doesn’t exist and that people who persevere are the wise ones. Maxime Lagacé

It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings. Ann Landers

The joy of mentoring isn’t in seeing your proteges follow in your footsteps. It’s in helping them discover and develop their own principles and passions. Adam Grant

As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has – or ever will have – something inside that is unique to all time. It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression. Fred Rogers

What I would like to give my daughter is the habit of living with freedom. And this is something that must be given by example, not by exhortation. Erica Jong

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. Rudyard Kipling

What really matters is helping others win, too, even if it means slowing down and changing our course now and then. Fred Rogers

In every neighborhood, all across our country, there are good people insisting on a good start for the young, and doing something about it. Fred Rogers

One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation. Fred Rogers

All of our growth is rooted in the firm trust that all of those who first cared about us maintained. Fred Rogers

The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family. Reed Markham

Mostly you just have to keep plugging and keep loving — and hoping that your child forgives you according to how you loved him, judged him, forgave him, and stood watching over him as he slept, year after year. Ben Stein

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

Mothers are the only ones that think nothing is beyond their control when it comes to their children. Ali Fazal

I have found the very best way to advise your children is to find out what they want to do and advise them to do it. Harry S. Truman

If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. Haim Ginott

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See also: How to raise successful kids – without over-parenting (14 minutes YouTube video)

Helpful Parenting Quotes (Tips For Parents)

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High standards, consistency, but most importantly, unconditional love, is what will help you raise good kids. Maxime Lagacé

You really have to be yourself. The best thing that you can do, for anybody, is just to offer one more honest adult in their lives. Fred Rogers

You cannot fix your children and you cannot plan their lives. You can guide, support, nurture and love them in the best way you can. Iyanla Vanzant

I am inviting you to go deeper, to learn and to practice so that you become someone who has a great capacity for being solid, calm, and without fear, because our society needs people like you who have these qualities, and your children, our children, need people like you, in order to go on, in order to become solid, and calm, and without fear. Thich Nhat Hanh

When parents are too hands-on, kids fail to learn self-reliance. Instead of hovering like a helicopter parent, try submarine parenting: give kids the freedom to explore and surface if there’s a distress signal. Adam Grant

Snowplow parents prepare the road for kids. Responsible parents prepare kids for the road. Resilience is built not by eliminating struggle, but by normalizing it. Teach kids to see obstacles as temporary hurdles. Adam Grant

Parents focus too much on grades and goals, and too little on generosity. Kids raised to be kind are more successful in school and work — and happier too. At family dinner, don’t just ask kids what they achieved. Ask who they helped and who helped them. Adam Grant

Teach your kids about money before they’re old enough to earn their own. Morgan Housel

There’s someone around you who looks up to you. They may be struggling, full of doubt or afraid. You can change their life with four words. “I believe in you”. Said at the right time, those are the most powerful words in the world. Johnny Uzan

If you want to inhibit kids’ growth, keep telling them they are smart. If you want to give compliments and nurture growth, praise their curiosity and efforts. Unknown

Tips for Parents: 1. You are not always right. Don’t play God with your children. Model for them that it’s okay to be wrong sometimes. And if they question you, it’s not disrespect: It’s independent thinking, and that’s something to encourage, not shame. Neil Strauss

Best parenting advice I can give: Get your own sh*t together so you pass on as little of your own baggage as possible. The less weight your kids start with the more opportunities they’ll have. Mark Allan Bovair

Kids will follow your example. Not your advice. Don’t just tell them to: do more physical activity, eat healthier food, get outside more, do the right thing, be kind to others, read books. Make sure you are doing these things so your kids will follow. Lead by example. Jack Coulson

The goal of raising children should be to create adults with the proper balance of self-love and discipline. Bill Masur

These six words can save your child so much unnecessary pain: “I love you as you are”. Scott Barry Kaufman

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See also: Positive Parenting Tips (Organized by age, cdc.gov)

Funny Parenting Quotes

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Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children. Sam Levenson

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? Milton Berle

Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist. Michael Levine

Being a father is the single greatest feeling on earth. Not including those wonderful years I spent without a child, of course. Ryan Reynolds

Tip: It’s important parents take little “time outs” for themselves too. Even if you feel pretty guilty when you return 14 years later. Ryan Reynolds

Went to Disneyland because my daughter’s obsessed with Mickey Mouse. She was so excited when I got home and told her. Ryan Reynolds

The problem with teaching children to think for themselves is they might come to disagree with us. Alain de Botton

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. Charles Wadsworth

The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable. Lane Olinghouse

Children empty our pockets and fill our souls. Tim Fargo

Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going. Phyllis Diller

A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp. Raymond Duncan

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. Robert Fulghum

I haven’t talked to my sons for a few days so I changed the Hulu, Netflix and Amazon passwords. I heard from all 3 of them within 20 minutes. Ursula (@3sunzzz)

What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bees and he told me about the butcher and my wife. Rodney Dangerfield

A child, like your stomach, doesn’t need all you can afford to give it. Frank A. Clark

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. Franklin P. Adams

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Deep Parenting Quotes

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You’re only as happy as your unhappiest child. Andrew Rae

You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once. Polish proverb

What makes children happy doesn’t always prepare them to be courageous, engaged adults. Brené Brown (Daring Greatly, Amazon book)

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves poison the fountain. John Locke

The problem with teaching children to be unmaterialistic is that they become impossible to bribe. Alain de Botton

So much better if parents remember they don’t own their children, merely borrow them from the universe for a few years. Alain de Botton

If you want to see the poor remain poor, generation after generation, just keep the standards low in their schools and make excuses for their academic shortcomings and personal misbehavior. But please don’t congratulate yourself on your compassion. Thomas Sowell

Why bring children into this world just to send them to daycare and come back home when they’re already sleeping. @zen_fi

One of the reasons we judge each other so harshly in this world of parenting is because we perceive anyone else who’s doing anything differently than what we’re doing as criticizing our choices. Brené Brown

A mother feels empty when her child become self-sufficient. A father feels worthy when his child become self-sufficient. Alex Sauer

Mothers try to slow her sons manhood. Fathers try to speed his sons manhood. Alex Sauer

It’s nice to have a career where you add value to the world. But raising competent and caring kids is one of society’s greatest contributions. A whole generation is prioritizing work instead of their families. Y’all have been brainwashed. No wonder our society is struggling. Ryan Stephens

Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Kids need love, support and guidance. If you’re too soft, they become lazy. If you’re too demanding, they become imprisoned. Maxime Lagacé

Don’t cut your child’s wing and then later ask him to fly. Haemin Sunim

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Wise Parenting Quotes

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It is greed to do all the talking and never to listen. Democritus

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. Chinese proverb

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. Peggy O’Mara

Modeling a behavior is 100x stronger than telling someone to act differently. Kids imitate the habits of their parents. Teammates match the competitive energy of one another. Employees learn to manage like their supervisor. Be the standard and others will raise their standards. James Clear

Your success as a parent is not determined by whether your kids get into elite schools or prestigious professions. The real test of parenting is not what children achieve, but who they become — and how they treat others. Adam Grant (See also: kindness quotes)

Parents can believe that mistakes are good, and helpful and positive and productive for growth and learning, or they can think that they’re bad. Shane Parrish

Bring up your son with affection till he is five years of age, then be strict with him for the next ten years, and when a son attains the age of sixteen, start treating him like a friend. Chanakya

The ability to develop self-control depends upon being able to accurately predict the consequences of your own behavior. That’s why parental consistency is so important. Without it, a child wanders lost. John Rosemond

We must be what we wish our children to be. They will form their characters from ours. John S.C. Abbott (See also: leadership quotes)

There’s a world of difference between insisting on someone’s doing something and establishing an atmosphere in which that person can grow into wanting to do it. Fred Rogers

Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future… Let us treat them with all the kindness which we would wish to help to develop in them. Maria Montessori

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

Don’t force your kid to comply with the school’s standards. Get him to find his own standards. Then hold him accountable. Johnny Uzan

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. Emilie Buchwald

A child learns quicker to talk than to be silent. Norwegian proverb

How do you celebrate your kids’ failures? Maxime Lagacé

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See also: Nine Steps to More Effective Parenting (kidshealth.org)

Part 3. Parenting Quotes About…

Parenting Quotes About Life

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I don’t want my past to become anyone else’s future. Elie Wiesel

When one has not had a good father, one must create one. Friedrich Nietzsche

Most people don’t need more advice, they need more cheerleaders. Sahil Lavingia

We can all choose to be the leader we wish we had. Leadership is not a title, it is a choice. Leaders take care of those in their care. Simon Sinek

A child should be allowed to take as long as she needs for knowing everything about herself, which is the same as learning to be herself. Even twenty-five years if necessary, or even forever. And it wouldn’t matter if doing things got delayed, because nothing is really important but being oneself. Laura Riding (See also: be yourself quotes)

‘Re-parenting’: nurturing oneself (way later) the way it should once have happened. Moving beyond the quirks of one’s own specific parents. Alain de Botton

I don’t care what my children choose to do professionally, just as long as within their choices they understand they’ve got to give something back. Marian Wright Edelman

When you’re a dad, there’s no one above you. If I don’t do something that has to be done, who is going to do it?” Jonathan Safran Foer

The greatest gift that parents can give their child is to be happy themselves. That way their child will most likely grow up into a happy, confident adult. Haemin Sunim

“Letting our children go” is a lifelong process for parents, one that we wrestle with again and again, and each parent has to wrestle with it in his or her own way. Fred Rogers (See also: letting go quotes)

Life without kids would certainly be easier, but who said the easy life was the fulfilling life? Maxime Lagacé

Only through freedom and environmental experience is it practically possible for human development to occur. Maria Montessori

Love your children reliably and they’ll outgrow you. Ignore them, and they’ll be obsessed with you for life. Alain de Botton

Your real concern should be to remove all dangers but don’t interfere with the child; let him go on his way. Osho

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Parenting Quotes About Tough Times, Patience

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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents. John J. Plomp

Just do your best, right here, right now, and the rest doesn’t really matter. Maxime Lagacé

Being able to resolve conflicts peacefully is one of the greatest strengths we can give our children. Fred Rogers

Almost all of us who have been parents have had the feeling of wanting to give our children perfect lives, lives without pain or sorrow, but of course none of us can. Fred Rogers

What a wonderful thing it is to see children dealing with their own inner struggle in their own creative ways. Fred Rogers

Some days, doing the best we can may still fall short of what we would like to be able to do, but life isn’t perfect on any front-and doing what we can with what we have is the most we should expect of ourselves or anyone else. Fred Rogers

Parenthood is a lot easier to get into than out of. Bruce Lansky

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. E.M. Forster

Parenthood is an inner change. We ourselves grow because parenting is so deep and intense. Fred Rogers

The world is not always a kind place. That’s something all children learn for themselves, whether we want them to or not, but it’s something they really need our help to understand. Fred Rogers

Some of my richest experiences have come out of the most painful times… those that were the hardest to believe would ever turn into anything positive. Fred Rogers

Imperfect parents can be loving parents, and the gifts of their love can be enough to preserve “the child within” from despair when times get rough. Fred Rogers

There are times when explanations, no matter how reasonable, just don’t seem to help. Fred Rogers

Motherhood is tough. If you just want a wonderful little creature to love, you can get a puppy. Barbara Walters

Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself. Francis de Sales

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Parenting Quotes About New Parents

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Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn. Matthew McConaughey

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. Benjamin Spock

Look at things in terms of growth rather than perfection. Thibaut

Look at things in terms of challenges rather than problems. Maxime Lagacé

Life starts out as partly destiny and partly free will, but then you have kids, and it’s all destiny. Robert Brault

At every stage of parenting, the worries of the previous stage feel madly exaggerated. Alain de Botton (As new parents, you will receive tons of advices…)

Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them. P. J. O’Rourke

The young and the old don’t understand each other perfectly, but the old understand the young better than the young understand the old. The old have been young, but the young haven’t been old yet. Paul Graham

It all starts in childhood. Neurons are wired together by our early childhood experiences. If you want a better world, teach the world better parenting. Neil Strauss

Respect all the reasonable forms of activity in which the child engages and try to understand them. Maria Montessori

To understand the baby’s mind, it is absolutely essential to take the path of observation and discovery. Maria Montessori

The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth. Maria Montessori

It’s not possible to be a parent without having times of worry. Fred Rogers

The people who first feed us, hold us, play with us, and talk with us help us to begin to understand who we are and who we may become. A child’s very birth cries out for acceptance and care. Without these early on, he cannot survive. Fred Rogers

What you do or fail to do ripples across generations. Carlos Del Valle

See also: courage quotes, inspirational quotes for kids

See also: Baby-Proof Your Sanity: 6 Parenting Tips (webmd.com)

Quotes About Bad Parenting

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You can obey a request much better than a command. Publius Syrus

No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education. Plato

You sow impatience when you don’t apologize for your impatience. Maxime Lagacé

Students with helicopter parents are more likely to burn out. They fail to develop the self-control and confidence to handle challenges. Adam Grant

Modern version of parenting: Shove an iPad in the child’s face anytime you’re actually required to be a parent. Teaches the child absolutely nothing about how to behave and interact with human beings. Preethi Kasireddy

First rule of parenting (and being a good person): You can pretend you care but you can’t pretend you are there. James Altucher

This is the tragedy of modernity: as with neurotically overprotective parents, those trying to help are often hurting us the most. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

If your kids misbehave and you get angry at them, the lesson you’re teaching them is about anger, not about behaving better. Be the person that you want your children to become. Neil Strauss

If you as parents cut corners, your children will too. If you lie, they will too. If you spend all your money on yourselves and tithe no portion of it for charities, colleges, churches, synagogues, and civic causes, your children won’t either. And if parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out. Marian Wright Edelman

Being a role model is the most powerful form of education. Too often fathers neglect it because they get so caught up in making a living they forget to make a life. John Wooden

To let the child do as he likes, when he has not yet developed any powers of control, is to betray the idea of freedom. Maria Montessori

We’re raising children who have little tolerance for disappointment. Brené Brown

You cannot shame or belittle people into changing their behaviors. Brené Brown

If you’re teaching today what you were teaching five years ago, either the field is dead or you are. Noam Chomsky

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Quotes About Good Parenting

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The best way to give feedback is to ask questions. Rorty Witt

Children become what they are told they are. Speak positively to your kids. Thibaut

Open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don’t make him afraid of the unknown, give him support. Osho

Ordinary parents do things for their kids and let them wait. Wise parents wait and let their kids fail. Maxime Lagacé

Showing an active interest in what a child is doing is sometimes the best compliment of all. Fred Rogers

I’m proud of you for the times you came in second, or third, or fourth, but what you did was the best you had ever done. Fred Rogers

We want to raise our children so that they can take a sense of pleasure in both their own heritage and the diversity of others. Fred Rogers

If the day ever came when we were able to accept ourselves and our children exactly as we and they are, then, I believe, we would have come very close to an ultimate understanding of what “good” parenting means. Fred Rogers

When I have kids someday, I think the most valuable thing I could teach them is being comfortable around people and opinions they disagree with. Harj Taggar

One person believing in you can change everything. If you can, be that person for someone else. @orangebook_

Please think of the children first. If you ever have anything to do with their entertainment, their food, their toys, their custody, their child care, their health care, their education — listen to the children, learn about them, learn from them. Think of the children first. Fred Rogers

Kids don’t need to be punished. They need to be told why their behavior was wrong and how they can make it right. Kids don’t just need to feel that they can count on others. They need to feel that others are relying on them too. Adam Grant

The parenting style that is good for grit is also the parenting style good for most other things: Be really, really demanding, and be very, very supportive. Angela Duckworth

The best advice to give is often just “you’re on the right track.” Sahil Lavingia

My motto is “Do not do that which other can do as well”. Booker T. Washington

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See also: Parenting Style: The 80 Best Tips for Parents from PARENTS (parents.com)

Parenting Quotes About Education, Giving The Example

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Giving hints is more powerful than giving answers. @AmuseChimp

To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education. John Ruskin

Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself. George Bernard Shaw

Reading to your children regularly will bond you together and kickstart their imaginations. Kevin Kelly

Our children will learn a lot about expressing their feelings by watching how we express ours. Fred Rogers

Children need lots of free, quiet time to get used to all that’s developing within them. Have you noticed that unhurried time by yourself or with someone you really trust can be the best setting for personal growth? It’s no different for children. Fred Rogers (See also: solitude quotes)

When parents model respectful conflict, kids become happier, more creative, and more helpful. Instead of avoiding arguments, they develop the will and skill to resolve them. Adam Grant

A parent is like a ship builder. Build them knowing that they will hit rough seas. Alex Sauer

People learn by example. To teach, be an example. Jack Butcher

The reflex is to talk. The intelligent thing is to ask questions. The smart thing is to play. Maxime Lagacé

Give kids the space to follow their curiosities, discover their intellectual passions and learn on their own. They should be challenged, but never in danger. David Perell

Your subconscious mind determines most of your behavior. Your environment communicates with your subconscious. Environments of trust, respect, shared sacrifice and rewards, kindness, understanding, tolerance, communicate with people’s subconscious minds and unleash potential. Shane Parrish

A house full of books is one of the greatest gifts parents can give their children. David Perell

Reading before sleeping is one of the best habits children can learn. If your kids naturally do it to satisfy their curiosity, you succeed as a parent. @orangebook_

Your only responsibility as a parent is to not kill their curiosity. @orangebook_

To help kids build resilience, ask them for advice on how to handle a challenge you’re facing. It normalizes struggle, reinforces your confidence in them, and strengthens their problem-solving skills. Adam Grant (See also: perseverance quotes)

Instead of just asking kids what they learned and accomplished today, we should be asking them who they helped, what they disagreed with, and how they failed. Adam Grant

Children’s curiosity always needs to be encouraged and supported. More important than what we say is letting our children know that we welcome their asking us about anything they don’t understand. Fred Rogers

Children want to admire their parents. Do your best to give them someone to look up to. Haemin Sunim

Are you the adult that you want your child to grow up to be? Brené Brown (Daring Greatly)

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Parenting Quotes About Children

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Teaching a boy to be a man is the primary job of a father. Clayton Lessor

Kids don’t realize that it’s the doing that creates comfort, not the avoiding. Mark Manson

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father. Gloria Steinem

Up your game for your kids. You are the one they watch and learn from. Maxime Lagacé

A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires. Paulo Coelho

Don’t ask kids what they want to be when they grow up. It encourages them to define themselves in terms of work. Instead, ask them what they want to do – and who they want to be. You can aspire to be a person of integrity and generosity in any career. Adam Grant

As kids become more depressed and anxious, limiting screen time is not enough. Kids need less homework and fewer tests, longer recesses and lunches, more socioemotional learning, more unstructured, unscheduled time to play. Adam Grant (See also: anxiety quotes)

Children must grow not only in the body but in the spirit. Maria Montessori

To give a child liberty is not to abandon him to himself. Maria Montessori

The child who concentrates is immensely happy. Maria Montessori

If salvation and help are to come, it is through the child; for the child is the constructor of man. Maria Montessori

If your children spend most of their time in other people’s houses, you’re lucky; if they all congregate at your house, you’re blessed. Mignon McLaughlin

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. Nelson Mandela

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. Stacia Tauscher

Children feel safer when they know what the rules are. Fred Rogers

No child is born with self-discipline. Fred Rogers

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. Margaret Mead

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Parenting Quotes About Love

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The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. Jessica Lange

What’s done to children, they will do to society. Karl Menninger

There really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child. Anne Lamott

Rule number one with kids is that they owe you nothing. Their job is to receive love, not to give you love. Mike Maples

Angry parents, anxious kids. Ignorant parents, lost kids. Smart parents, driven kids. Loving parents, happy kids. @orangebook_

You have to be quite heavily invested in someone to do them the honour of telling them you’re annoyed with them. Alain de Botton

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

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.

Love is at the root of everything. All learning. All parenting. All relationships. Love, or the lack of it. Fred Rogers

It always helps to have people we love beside us when we have to do difficult things in life. Fred Rogers

Children take their parents’ opinions and their teachers’s opinions very seriously, so honesty linked with love is the most important response in any relationship. Fred Rogers

It’s through human relationships that a child first learns love, compassion, generosity, and creativity. Fred Rogers

A person can grow to his or her fullest capacity only in mutual caring relationships with others. Fred Rogers

Love your children, but never hope through them. Osho

To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today. Barbara Johnson

What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give. P.D. James

You may do many stupid things as a human, but remember you’re a good parent if you show love to your child. Maxime Lagacé

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Part 4. Conclusion

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Anything that we can do to help foster the intellect and spirit and emotional growth of our fellow human beings, that is our job. Those of us who have this particular vision must continue against all odds. Life is for service. Fred Rogers

Call to action: Read Guide to Parenting (psychologytoday.com) or How to Be a Modern Parent (nytimes.com)