Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
– Frederick Douglass
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
– Charles R. Swindoll
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
Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.
– Carl Jung
Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
– Robert Fulghum
The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
– Benjamin Spock
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Women are individuals in parenting, and why not?
– Erica Jong
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
If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.
– Jackie Kennedy
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
When a parent shows up with an attitude of entitlement, understand that under it is a boatload of anxiety.
– Robert Evans
The best parenting advice I actually got was from Shane McMahon. He was great with me when Brie was pregnant and all that. He said, ‘When you have that baby, make sure you take care of Brie first.’
– Daniel Bryan
My children are the reason I laugh, smile and want to get up every morning.
– Gena Lee Nolin
Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.
– Phyllis Diller
The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets, but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.
– Meryl Streep
Tell me how a person judges his or her self-esteem, and I will tell you how that person operates at work, in love, in sex, in parenting, in every important aspect of existence – and how high he or she is likely to rise. The reputation you have with yourself – your self-esteem – is the single most important factor for a fulfilling life.
– Nathaniel Branden
No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas, purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent.
– Marcelene Cox
At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.
– Jane D. Hull
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
– Sigmund Freud
Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it.
– Frank A. Clark
If I feel good about my parenting, I have no interest in judging other people’s choices. If I feel good about my body, I don’t go around making fun of other people’s weight or appearance. We’re hard on each other because we’re using each other as a launching pad out of our own perceived deficiency.
– Brene Brown
How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child’s board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.
– Walter Scott
Parenting is tough.
– Kate Middleton
We must return optimism to our parenting. To focus on the joys, not the hassles; the love, not the disappointments; the common sense, not the complexities.
– Fred G. Gosman
Some have said that ‘Frankenstein’ is a story of a bad parenting giving rise to a troubled child.
– Dave Morris
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
Learning from wolves to interact with pet dogs makes about as much sense as, ‘I want to improve my parenting – let’s see how the chimps do it!’
– Ian Dunbar
To me luxury is to be at home with my daughter, and the occasional massage doesn’t hurt.
– Olivia Newton-John
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
– Ogden Nash
A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.
– Billy Graham
Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day.
– Taylor Hanson
The secret to success, to parenting, to life, is to not count up the cost. Don’t focus on all the steps it will take. Don’t stare into the abyss at the giant leap it will take. That view will keep you from taking the next small step.
– Regina Brett
I’m not a parenting expert. In fact, I’m not sure that I even believe in the idea of ‘parenting experts.’ I’m an engaged, imperfect parent and a passionate researcher. I’m an experienced mapmaker and a stumbling traveler. Like many of you, parenting is by far my boldest and most daring adventure.
– Brene Brown
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
If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.
– Luther Burbank
Parenting now is a two-way relationship where you learn from each other.
– Juhi Chawla
I get whatever placidity I have from my father. But my mother taught me how to take it on the chin.
– Norma Shearer