Parenting quotes and sayings
If the day ever came when we were able to accept ourselves and our children exactly as we and they are, then, I believe, we would have come very close to an ultimate understanding of what 'good' parenting means.
Today's new age parenting guarantees you'll hear children screaming, whining, and begging for items and attention in an airplane, store or any other public place.
Being a teenager is hard.
Kids are fat because of lack of parenting.
I don't see gender as the most significant fact of human existence.
My parents were definitely on the incentive side of parenting. Like, they told me that my father had learned to read when he was three. So, of course, I thought I had to, too.
At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents.
Jane D. Hull
Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.
P. J. O'Rourke
I set out to write an anti-parenting parenting book.
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
I've met many rich kids over the years. Many are very down to earth and work hard; they come from decent parenting. Others, however, are not.
Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes. I don't want to go to PTA meetings.
There is no point asserting and reasserting what the heart cannot believe.
In many ways, I don't think journalism is any different from banking. And I don't think that banking is any different from parenting.
It's interesting as a mom to reflect on your own parenting skills. The core of our beliefs may stay the same, but our perspective changes over the years and evolves with each child that comes through us.
There are times as a parent when you realize that your job is not to be the parent you always imagined you'd be, the parent you always wished you had. Your job is to be the parent your child needs, given the particulars of his or her own life and nature.
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.
Polly Berrien Berends
I sort of feel like people are not that honest about their own parenting. Take any teenage household; tell me there is not yelling and conflict.
Parenting is no sport for perfectionists.
No, I've never wanted kids. But I do read about parenting a lot.
I think one of the other myths is that your environment determines your happiness. That if you are living with an alcoholic or living with a depressed spouse for a long time, you are just going to be unhappy.
Tiger parenting is all about raising independent, creative, courageous kids. In America today, there's a dangerous tendency to romanticize creativity in a way that may undermine it.
Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
The well-being and welfare of children should always be our focus.
For me, conscious parenting is staying attuned to your child, being really open and in the moment. It means staying as present as possible in your own breath for the betterment of your whole family.
My husband's a pediatrician, so he and I talk about parenting all the time. You can't raise children who have more shame resilience than you do.
Attachment parenting demands not just certain actions you take with your baby but also certain emotional states to accompany those actions.
Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime.
If there is any truth to my parenting the dreamwork movement, it comes from the power of the press.
I get whatever placidity I have from my father. But my mother taught me how to take it on the chin.
Success for me its to raise happy, healthy human beings.
Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.
Parenting three children at the same time has helped me grow as a filmmaker. It taught me to be more empathetic and understand what people want from me.
If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters very much.
I'd just as soon stay home and raise babies.
I can only speak for my husband and myself, but we don't feel like we could do any of this parenting without our faith.
It's a huge change for your body. You don't even want to look in the mirror after you've had a baby, because your stomach is just hanging there like a Shar-Pei.
Parenting is the most important job on the planet next to keeping Gary Busey off the nation's highways.
Family life was wonderful. The streets were bleak. The playgrounds were bleak. But home was always warm. My mother and father had a great relationship. I always felt 'safe' there.
The parenting style that is good for grit is also the parenting style good for most other things: Be really, really demanding, and be very, very supportive.
I'm endlessly fascinated by parenting, marriage, my wife and the ins and outs of marriage.
A director's job is like parenting. You have to look after your actors like children, pay attention to each of their different abilities.
Nothing we learn in this world is ever wasted.
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.
Offering unequal leaves just reinforces the longstanding notion that parenting responsibilities aren't equal, and that doesn't help anyone.
Deciding together to have a child and sharing in child-rearing do not immunize a marriage. Indeed, collaborative couples can face other problems. They often embark on such an intense style of parenting that they end up paying less attention to each other.
I realize that of all people, I am no expert on parenting or marriage.
Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
As soon as you become a parent, everyone gives you their parenting advice. It's like an onslaught of information about how other people do it.
Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship.
Much is written about parenting - its joys and tribulations - and then about the transition into hot flushes, night sweats and (if we're lucky) a new life as a grandmother.
Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being.
Do you think it is possible to increase your intellectual ability? For decades, I have studied the power of this belief to become reality and watched as the concept of maintaining a 'growth mindset' has taken root in education and parenting circles.
Carol S. Dweck
When a parent shows up with an attitude of entitlement, understand that under it is a boatload of anxiety.
There is a lot of parenting that's completely out of your control, but I think we live in an era right now where we think if, God forbid, you couldn't talk to someone, you would flip out - you know what I mean?
Attachment parenting is not a passive parenting style.
I think letting babies cry it out is barbaric. Why would parenting stop when it's dark outside? You can't expect a baby to know that he's supposed to sleep just because we want to go to bed.
Holly Marie Combs
Very often when you see families it's all perfect and neat, and parenting isn't like that. You do have constant negotiations. Things are ever developing and ever changing, and you constantly have to evaluate how you deal with your kids.
Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.
Sleeping is one of the more private aspects of parenting; it happens in a quiet room, whereas eating is a more public aspect of parenting. Other people can see it and compare it to what their kids eat.
Abortion is defended today as a means of ensuring the equality and independence of women, and as a solution to the problems of single parenting, child abuse, and the feminization of poverty.
Parenting is something that I got early, because when you grow up without a father being there, and you see a single mother struggle to feed the kids, you do not want to put your own blood through that.
I think Lincoln had a unique parenting style. He let his kids run free and wild.
My father was the biggest influence on my own parenting because I became the complete opposite to him. He found it very difficult to show physical love, like cuddling and that kind of stuff, so I went the other way.
I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.
To be honest, I know that a lot of Asian parents are secretly shocked and horrified by many aspects of Western parenting.
Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don't get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely satisfying. I find you don't have to do as much, like you don't go on as many outings.
I thought that once we were out of the baby stage, parenting would be a breeze.
I love to read books that focus on parenting topics because there are so many different ways to do things. I find these books offer a lot of great opinions on many different subjects.
If you're financially responsible, your children have a much better chance to grow up financially responsible.
You learn that there's no right way to do it, no wrong way to do it. It's just what you feel comfortable with, to trust that, and don't let anybody box you in to a certain style of parenting or make you feel a certain way about what your kids do.
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
Charles R. Swindoll
I have become more and more afraid about marriage and parenting. I think it's because I am getting older. Of course, there will be a lot to learn, and I also know that the experience will help in my acting.
In parenthood, there's so much fear around parenting in this day and age, and there's so much fear around technology.
I really like 'Shameless' because it brings up important issues, but we get to talk and laugh and look at something that's really important that's a problem, like alcoholism and bad parenting. It's done in a funny, smart way.
A parentologist is a person who writes a book about parenting that is very clear about answers to, 'How am I supposed to raise my child?' Some of these well-intentioned people may be a bit too sure-footed on the sometimes slippery slope of parenting.
Mothers - especially single mothers - are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation's children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families' well-being.
Everywhere, people are discovering that doing things more slowly often means doing them better and enjoying them more. It means living life instead of rushing through it. You can apply this to everything from food to parenting to work.
Studies show that children best flourish when one mom and one dad are there to raise them.
Children that are raised in a home with a married mother and father consistently do better in every measure of well-being than their peers who come from divorced or step-parent, single-parent, cohabiting homes.
Parenting is meant to be just a natural part of life. You just think you know how to do it but, of course, it's much more complicated than that.
Family involvement is a valuable thing and playing together actively can be the '90s version of it. Instead of just watching, you can do it together... something we don't spend enough time on. We can motivate and excite each other about fitness.
I love, love, love being an actor - it's still the hardest and scariest thing I do, outside of parenting. But I've always been someone who likes a busy day.
Sarah Jessica Parker
I came to parenting the way most of us do - knowing nothing and trying to learn everything.
My children have never brought any shame upon their father. They have been independent children, my children.
Everyone's generation probably feels like they're parenting in a better way.
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