27 Parenting Quotes to Energize Your Day

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Every child needs their parents’ love, and every parent needs a little reminder to focus on what’s important and let go of the rest. These parenting quotes will give you that little nudge – whether it’s about believing in your kids, living with no regrets, or raising amazing humans. Plus we’ve got a few quotes to just give you a chuckle. 

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Funny Parenting Quotes

  1. “Having children is like living in a frat house — nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.” – Ray Romano
  1. “If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.” – Bette Davis
  1. “I don’t know what’s more exhausting about parenting: the getting up early, or acting like you know what you’re doing.” ― Jim Gaffigan
  1. “If your kid needs a role model and you ain’t it, you’re both f***ed.” ― George Carlin,
  1. “A two-year old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.” – Jerry Seinfeld 

Parenting Quotes About Believing in Your Kids

  1. “Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.” – Bill Ayers
  1. “Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” – Lady Bird Johnson
  1. “My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.” — Wilma Rudolph
  1. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” ― Jim Valvano
  1. How much fuller and richer life would be if we saw the child in all his greatness, all his beauty, instead of focusing on all his little mistakes?” – Maria Montessori

Parenting Quotes About Raising Amazing People

  1. “We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt 
  1. “When a man dies, if he can pass enthusiasm along to his children, he has left them an estate of incalculable value.” – Thomas Edison
  1. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Frederick Douglass
  1. “I became the kind of parent my mother was to me.” — Maya Angelou
  1. “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin
  1. “It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.” ― L.R. Knost
  1. “Whoever touches the life of the child touches the most sensitive point of a whole, which has roots in the most distant past and climbs toward the infinite future.” – Maria Montessori

Parenting Quotes For No Regrets

  1. “Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.” – Carl Jung
  1. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” ― Benjamin Spock
  1. “If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.” — Jackie Kennedy
  1. “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.” – Liam Neeson
  1. “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” ― James Baldwin
  1. “To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, You have to be in their lives today.” ― Barbara Johnson
  1. “There really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” – Anne Lamott
  1. “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.”—Robert Fulghum
  1. “If we don’t shape our kids, they will be shaped by outside forces that don’t care what shape our kids are in.”—Dr. Louise Hart
  1. “A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to.”—Robert Brault

Parenting Quotes – Final Thoughts

We hope that these parenting quotes gave you what you came for. That little nudge to remind you of what matters most. Let us know which one resonated with you most!

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