Let these parenting quotes be your words of wisdom as you take another day into parenthood. Just a heads up, you’ll definitely want to hug your kids after you read these inspirational quotes about parents and parenting.
Parenting Quotes to Help You Be a Better Parent
1. Each day of our lives, we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
Charles R. Swindoll teaches parents to be mindful of the times spent with their children. He touches on how moments can change a child, no matter how big or small they may be. Every moment is precious, so it must not be wasted and it should be used wisely.
2. Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching.
Robert Fulghum reminds parents to always think before they speak and do. Remember, children always think of their parents as their role models in life. That being said, it’s only right that parents think carefully about their words, actions, and attitudes — especially when their children are around. It would be horrible to see children pick up the bad habits of their parents.
3. Before I got married, I had six theories about raising children; now I have six children and no theories.
John Wilmot’s funny statement talks about how parenting is never a one-style-for-all. There are different parenting styles for every family, and one style may work out better for one family than another. The reality is, parenting needs to be flexible. It shouldn’t focus too much on rigid rules. Each family and each child may have a different way of learning and of fixing mistakes. All that matters is that love and acceptance triumph over everything.
4. Treat a child as though he already is the person he’s capable of becoming.
Haim Ginott shows parents the power of support. There is nothing that can get in a child’s way if they are determined and given the right amount of independence and confidence. Parents hold the key to unlocking this attitude and it starts with how they treat their child. When children know their parents trust them and when they know their parents will always be there to support them, they end up never being afraid to dream big and soar high.
5. Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
Robert Brault’s saying touches on the concept of time and how short and fragile life can be. The reality is, a person’s life is only as rich as the experiences and times shared with loved ones, so busy parents should always make a constant effort to spend time with their families. Too often, a busy mother or father is easily swept up in meetings and social gatherings that family bonding isn’t prioritized, this never ends well.
6. Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.
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Cheryl Lacey Donovan says motherhood is a never-ending job. It runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days in a year. It starts once the mother knows she is pregnant, continues on during her child’s teenage years and carries on even when the child turns into a parent herself. The truth is it’s easy to be called a mother, but it’s challenging to be one — however, the rewards of being a mother is worth all the difficulties and challenges.
7. The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children.
Elaine Heffner challenges parents who prevent their children from fully experiencing life. Some parents are too afraid because they are engulfed in what-ifs and what-could-have-been. In doing so, they are robbing their children of a well-lived life. Instead of projecting their fears onto their children, parents should let their kids decide on their own and let them know that no matter what happens their mom and dad will always be there to catch them if they fall.
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Parents are a child’s superheroes. They are a child’s support system and the ones a child can always depend on no matter what. Admittedly, the world of parenting can be difficult at times, but hopefully these parenting quotes will serve as a guide when making parental decisions
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