Parenting is a roller coaster of emotions, from the day the child is born to the day that the child leaves for their first day of college. There are many emotional quotes that parents have that give them comfort during times when things might not seem their best, offer them cheerful advice, or even just say the truth about being a parent. Here are some of the best quotes for parents to remember, and a little blurb on each!
“We never know the love of a parent until we become parents ourselves.” - Henry Ward Beecher.
This quote is just a pure nugget of truth that accurately describes the true love a parent feels for his child. Remember this one when your child has kids of their own!
“Everybody knows how to raise children except for the people who have them.” - P.J O'Rourke.
Parents, just use this quote as consolation when your parenting skills are criticized.
“To an adolescent, there's nothing more embarrassing than a parent.” - Dave Barry.
Don't worry, Mom and Dad, you aren't alone, and this quote proves it!
"Children learn to smile from their parents.” - Shinichi Suzuki.
Suzuki's quote basically means that your children will likely learn to be brave, optimistic, and cool-headed from you. Don't set a bad example during times of great stress!
“Let parents bequeath their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.” - Plato.
Remember, you don't have to be rich to be a great parent. The values you teach them matter more than the money you leave them.
“Having one child makes you a parent; having two makes you a referee.” - David Frost.
Remind yourself of this quote when you have to deal with squabbling siblings – it helps.
“Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do too much for themselves.” - Elbert Hubbard.
If you are feeling upset by the fact that your children are criticizing you for not doing as much as other parents, remember this quote. You aren't hurting them; you're teaching them independence.
“If you want a baby, have a new one. Don't baby the old one.” - Jessamyn West.
This is a quote that is used similarly to the one above it. Don't spoil your kids!
“Chance makes our parents, but choices make our friends.” - Jacques Delille.
If you feel like you were cheated out of a good childhood due to abusive parents, remember this quote. You don't have to be sentenced to a bad future because of a bad past.
“Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare.” - Ed Asner.
Feeling like it's a battlefield out there? You'll want to remember this quote, since you might need to remember the joy in having kids once in a while!