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Educational Quotes About Parenting




We've had bad luck with our kids - they've all grown up.
Christopher Morley

Hugs can do great amounts of good - especially for children.
Princess Diana

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

I suppose it's amazing how quick life goes by when you have children.
Steffi Graf

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 think a dad has to make his daughter feel that he's genuinely interested in what she's going through.
Harry Connick, Jr.

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

If you're asking your kids to exercise, then you better do it, too. Practice what you preach.
Caitlyn Jenner

Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.
Martin Mull

Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.
Muriel Spark

Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.
Russell Baker

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 had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.
Susie Bright

Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship.
Laura Schlessinger

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

Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime.
Red Skelton

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

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

I want to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I don't even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours.
Rita Rudner

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

It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.
Anne Sullivan

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

A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.
Frank A. Clark

Childhood is a short season.
Helen Hayes

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
Henry Ward Beecher

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

Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
Denis Waitley

Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
Erma Bombeck

Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.
George Bernard Shaw

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

The gain is not the having of children; it is the discovery of love and how to be loving.
Polly Berrien Berends

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


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Educational Quotes About Parenting

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