Favorite Parenting Quotes
Good parenting quotes are sometimes just what you need when you're having one of those days.
Being a parent is wonderful but at the same time it is hard, grueling work and there are times you need a boost.
I hope my collection of parenting quotes help brighten your day!
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You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
I Took His Hand and Followed
My dishes went unwashed today
I didn't make the bed
I took his hand and followed
Where his eager footsteps led
Oh yes, we went adventuring
My little son and I
Exploring all the great outdoors
Beneath the summer sky
We waded in a crystal stream
We wandered through a wood
My kitchen wasn't swept today
But life was gay and good
We found a cool, sun-dappled glade
And now my small son knows
How Mother Bunny hides her nest
Where jack-in-the-pulpit grows
We watched a robin feed her young
We climbed a sunlit hill
Saw cloud-sheep scamper through the sky
We plucked a daffodil
That my house was neglected
That I didn't brush the stairs
In twenty years, no one on earth
Will know, or even care
But that I've helped my little boy
To noble manhood grow
In twenty years, the whole wide world
May look and see and know
-Mrs. Roy L. Peifer
Kids spell love T-I-M-E.
The best gift and investment you can give your child is your time.
Parents are often so busy with the
physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the tree is lost when raking leaves.
If I Had my Child to Raise Over Again
I'd build self-esteem first and the house later
I'd finger paint more and point the finger less
I would do less correcting and more connecting
I'd take my eyes off my watch and watch with my eyes
I would care to know less and know to care more
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites
I'd stop playing serious and seriously play
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars
I'd do more hugging and less tugging
I'd see the oak tree in the acorn more often
I would be firm less often and affirm much more
I'd model less about the love of power
And more about the power of love.
Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children;
now I have six children and no theories.
The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down
and look comfortable.
No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually
produce bizarre behavior and I'm not talking about the kids.
Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare.
A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a
fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.
Parents are not quite interested in justice, they are interested in quiet.
Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space,
the children with outer space and the mother with closet space.
They do not love that do not show their love.
Often we assume that the people around us must know how much we love them.
But we should never assume; we should let them know... We will never regret the kind words spoken or the affection shown.
Rather, our regrets will come if such things are omitted from our relationships with those who mean the most to us.
-President Thomas S. Monson
Stop trying to perfect your child,
but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him.
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder,
he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and
mystery of the world we live in.
Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
-Lady Bird Johnson
Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting
and of all relationships.
Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest
of the world can't poke enough holes to drain it dry.
Govern a family as you would cook a small fish - very gently.
Spread love everywhere you go; first of all in your home. Give
love to your children, to a wife or husband, to a next-door neighbor.
Take care of your little ones. Welcome them into your homes and
nurture and love them with all of your hearts. They may do, in the years that come, some things you would not want them to do,
but be patient, be patient. You have not failed as long as you have tried.
-President Gordon B. Hinckley
My favorite home parenting quotes
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and
returns home to find it.
No other success can compensate for failure in the home.
-President David O. McKay
Life affords no greater responsibility,
no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation.
-C. Everett Koop
My favorite home parenting quotes
Don't worry that children never listen to you;
worry that they are always watching you.
Your children will become what you are; so be what you want
them to be.
My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch
him do it.
-Clarence Budinton Kelland
I hope you enjoyed my favorite parenting quotes!
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