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Quotes For Parents

Quotes Parenting

Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn’t have anything to do with it. ~Haim Ginott

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

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. ~Abigail Van Buren

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

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. ~Roger Lewin

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings. ~Hodding Carter, Jr.

My mom used to say it doesn’t matter how many kids you have… because one kid’ll take up 100% of your time so more kids can’t possibly take up more than 100% of your time. ~Karen Brown

A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided. ~Robert Brault

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

As parents, we guide by our unspoken example. It is only when we’re talking to them that our kids aren’t listening. ~Robert Brault

If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family. ~Lawrence Housman

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father. ~Gloria Steinem, New York Times, 26 August 1971

Character is largely caught, and the father and the home should be the great sources of character infection.

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

Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell, the name will carry. ~Bill Cosby

A child enters your home and for the next twenty years makes so much noise you can hardly stand it. The child departs, leaving the house so silent you think you are going mad.

It is one thing to show your child the way, and a harder thing to then stand out of it.

  • I love these, Penelope. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Megan

    I love all of these, especially the second one. So true. My kids hate me at least once a day.

  • Awesome quotes…I could read them over and over!

  • Kelly

    The one about handicapping your children by spoiling them is so true. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen friends that were spoiled by their parents have a rude awakening when they were out on their own. Granted, most of the time their parents ended up bailing them out but it was still shocking and their parents couldn’t save them from everything life threw at them.

    Great quotes!