For many of us, parenting is the most challenging and rewarding of times. These quotes reflect the lessons, humour, joy, responsibility and wisdom that can be gained from our role as a parent.
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
– Elizabeth Stone
When you have children yourself, you begin to understand what you owe your parents.
– Japanese Proverb
The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.
– Frank A. Clark
The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.
– Lane Olinghouse
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
– Harold Hulbert
Praise your children and they will blossom!
– Author Unknown
Some parents could do more for their children by not doing so much for them.
– Author Unknown
My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
– Clarence Budinton Kelland
Parenthood, it’s not a job. It’s an adventure!
Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.
– H. Jackson Brown
Don’t demand respect as a parent. Demand civility and insist on honesty. But respect is something you must earn – with kids as well as with adults.
– William Attwood
A child born into a home of ideals has inherited the finest and best which life can give him.
– Harry H. Epstein
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults.
– Frederick Douglass
The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.
– Orlando A. Battista
Don’t be discouraged if your children reject your advice. Years later they will offer it to their own offspring.
A two-year old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.
– Jerry Seinfeld
A child is a gift that comes through you to the world.
Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
– Robert Fulghum
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
– Jesse Jackson
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
– Oscar Wilde
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
– Kahlil Gibran
A person soon learns how little he knows when a child begins to ask questions.
– Richard L. Evans
There are two lasting gifts we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.
– Hodding Carter, Jr.
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