20+ Best Parenting Quotes to Get Inspired!

Parenting Quotes

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

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

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

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
Billy Graham

At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.
Jane D. Hull

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

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

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

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

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

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.
Carl Jung

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

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

Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.
Peter Ustinov

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

Childhood is a short season.
Helen Hayes

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

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

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

Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood, the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become.
Coretta Scott King

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

Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day.
Taylor Hanson

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

Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being.
Miriam Makeba

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

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

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

Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement, increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating.
Bob Filner

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

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

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
Quentin Crisp

Children should have enough freedom to be themselves – once they’ve learned the rules.
Anna Quindlen

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

My children are the reason I laugh, smile and want to get up every morning.
Gena Lee Nolin

Every cliche 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

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young must seek advice and counsel from ‘Dear Abby’ instead of going to Mom and Dad.
Pauline Phillips

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

Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they’re fun, they do things together, they’re best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they’re going to respect Mom.
Tim Allen

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

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

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

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

Never raise your hand to your children – it leaves your midsection unprotected.
Robert Orben

Studies show that children best flourish when one mom and one dad are there to raise them.
John Boehner

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

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