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30 Quotes on Parenting

Learn what these well-known people had to say about parenting.

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. - Anne Frank

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. - Benjamin Spock

We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future. - President Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires. - Dorothy Parker

That's the nature of being a parent, Sabine has discovered. You'll love your children far more than you ever loved your parents, and - in the recognition that your own children cannot fathom the depth of your love - you come to understand the tragic, unrequited love of your own parents. - Ursula Hegi, Stones from the River

Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil. - Walt Disney

Having children is like living in a frat house - nobody sleeps, everything's broken, and there's a lot of throwing up. - Ray Romano

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal. - Bill Cosby

There really are places in the heart you don't even know exist until you love a child. - Anne Lamott, Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. - James Baldwin

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings. - Brian Tracy

Your children are not your children, they come through you, but they are life itself, wanting to express itself. - Wayne Dyer

Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them. - P.J. O'Rourke

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. - Franklin P. Adams

I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them. - Phyllis Diller

Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories. - John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647-1680)

One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun. - Jane Goodall

Leave your pride, ego, and narcissism somewhere else. Reactions from those parts of you will reinforce your children's most primitive fears. - Henry Cloud

If you can control your behavior when everything around you is out of control, you can model for your children a valuable lesson in patience and understanding...and snatch an opportunity to shape character. - Jane Clayson Johnson, I Am a Mother

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society. - Benjamin Franklin

Perhaps it takes courage to raise children. - John Steinbeck, East of Eden

If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown,give him support. - Osho

All of us have moments in out lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. - Erma Bombeck

We spend the first 12 months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next 12 months teaching them to sit down and shut up. - Phyllis Diller

Everything depends on upbringing. - Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults. - Peter De Vries

We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves. - Henry Ward Beecher

To bring up a child in the way he should go - travel that way yourself. - Josh Billings

Life so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., N.C.C., L.M.H.C., is the author of Making the Grade with ADD and ADD and Your Money. 

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