20 Inspirational Parenting Quotes

Here are 20 parenting quotes — some collected, some shared by other parents, some written right here — that we hope inspire and remind you that no matter how difficult the journey gets, you’re never alone. There are others that relate to the trials and triumphs of parenting and who are willing to connect and listen. Enjoy, share, submit your own, and write us anytime!

Tuned In Parents - Inspirational Parenting Quotes

“Parenting: If your children reinvent you, you’re doing it right.”
― Elle C. Mayberry

“Treat a child as though he already is the person he’s capable of becoming.”
― Haim Ginott

“Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry.”
― Alvin Price

“Above all, children need our unconditional love, whether they succeed or make mistakes; when life is easy and when life is tough.”
― President Obama

“Being a parent means being terrified, overjoyed, overwhelmed, sleep-deprived, overworked, under-appreciated, ever-entertained, constantly confused, and overflowing with love.”
― Elle C. Mayberry

“How else does a child learn to love herself but by the way she is loved?”
― C.N. Hamilton

“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.”
― Anonymous

“Dads. It’s time to tell our kids that we love them. Constantly. It’s time to show our kids that we love them. Constantly. It’s time to take joy in their twenty-thousand daily questions and their inability to do things as quickly as we’d like. It’s time to take joy in their quirks and their ticks. It’s time to take joy in their facial expressions and their mispronounced words. It’s time to take joy in everything that our kids are.”
― Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

“The best way to make our children happy is to teach them how to make themselves happy despite life’s ups and downs.”
― Elle C. Mayberry

“It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.”
― Terence

“Child give me your hand so that I may walk in the light of your faith in me.”
― Hannah Kahn

“Too often a child’s ‘misbehavior’ is merely the behavior of a child — not bad, disrespectful, rebellious, or anything malicious. Children tend to act like children. It takes years to drain all the fun out of them, turning them into boring, quiet, little pretenders. And by then, they’re no longer children.”
― C.N. Hamilton

“The life of a mother is the life of a child: you are two blossoms on a single branch.”
― Karen Maezen Miller, Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood

“Believe in yourself as a parent. Your children do.”
― Elle C. Mayberry

“The best way to guide children without coercion is to be ourselves.”
― Madeleine L’Engle, A Circle of Quiet

“We all need a cheering committee and parents are a child’s most important fans!” ― Vivian Kirkfield

“You can’t cling to the side your whole life, that one lesson every parent needs to teach a child is “If you don’t want to sink, you better figure out how to swim”
― Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

“The parents exist to teach the child, but also they must learn what the child has to teach them; and the child has a very great deal to teach them.”
― Arnold Bennett

“A mother understands what a child does not say.”
― Jewish Proverb

Giving Children ‪#‎SelfEsteem‬: “It’s not something you can give; it’s something they have to build.”
― Randy Pausch

“Children are remarkable in that being mini versions of us, they make us want to be better versions of ourselves.”
― Elle C. Mayberry

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