“One of the greatest titles in the world is a parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.” – Jim DeMint. Here are 44 Inspirational Parenting Quotes.

Parenting Quotes

1. “Be the parent today that you want your kids to remember tomorrow.” —Unknown

2. “Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” — Linda Wooten

3. “I looked on childrearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully interesting and challenging as any honourable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.” — Rose Kennedy

4. “My worst parenting moments, the ones I am least proud of, happened because I was trying to impress a bunch of strangers I’ll probably never see again.” — Janel Mills

5. “Patience is the art of concealing your impatience.” — Guy Kawasaki

6. “There are so many quiet times you spend as a mother that aren’t glorified but are a foundation for your kids. No matter what, there was always a thick safety net under this trapeze.” — Tina Fey

7. “Parenthood…it’s about guiding the next generation and forgiving the last.” — Peter Krause

8. “My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.” — Wilma Rudolph

9. “When someone screams at me to hurry up, I slow down.” — Mario Lemieux

10. “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

11. “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future,” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Parenting Quotes

12. “No matter how much time you spend reading books or following your intuition, you’re gonna screw it up. Fifty times. You can’t do parenting right.” — Alan Arkin

13. “Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.” — Joseph Addison

14. “The thing about parenting rules is there aren’t any. That’s what makes it so difficult.” — Ewan McGregor

15. “I don’t remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” ― Anne Lamott

16. “People expect you to change when you become a mother, and of course my priorities changed when I had Violet. She’s number one in my life and the best thing that ever happened to me, but I still have fun. I am still myself, but that is made out to seem like I am rebelling against motherhood.” — Imelda May

17. “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” — E.M. Forster

18. “To raise a child, it sometimes takes a village…but sometimes that village should shut up and mind their own business.” — Susan McLean

19. “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” — Napoleon Hill

20. “Having kids — the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings — is the biggest job anyone can embark on. As with any risk, you have to take a leap of faith and ask lots of wonderful people for their help and guidance. I thank God every day for giving me the opportunity to parent.” ― Maria Shriver

21. “Who can occupy your patience when impatience roars through you? Your life is yours to live, no matter how you choose to live it. When you do not think about how you intend to live it, it lives you.” — Gary Zukav

22. “If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.” — Jackie Kennedy

Parenting Quotes

23. “Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.” — Saint Francis de Sales

24. “If John Lennon was right that life is what happens when you’re making other plans, parenthood is what happens when everything is flipped over and spilling everywhere and you can’t find a towel or a sponge or your ‘inside’ voice.” ― Kelly Corrigan

25. “I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.” — Paulo Coehho

26. “I became the kind of parent my mother was to me.” — Maya Angelou

27. “Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.” — Saadi

28. “For me, being a mother made me a better professional, because coming home every night to my girls reminded me what I was working for. And being a professional made me a better mother, because by pursuing my dreams, I was modeling for my girls how to pursue their dreams.” — Michelle Obama

29. “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

30. “The best advice my mom has ever given me is to never give up. She believes when one door shuts, another door opens. Always, always move forward.” — Melissa Rivers

31. “Parenting is not for sissies. You have to sacrifice and grow up.” — Jillian Michaels

32. “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” — Oprah Winfrey

Parenting Quotes

33. “Parenting without a sense of humor is like being an accountant who sucks at math.” — Amber Dusick

34. “The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” — Peggy O’Mara

35. “I feel very blessed to have two wonderful, healthy children who keep me completely grounded, sane and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an awards show just so I know to keep it real.” — Reese Witherspoon

36. “Motherhood was the great equalizer for me; I started to identify with everybody… as a mother, you have that impulse to wish that no child should ever be hurt, or abused, or go hungry, or not have opportunities in life.” — Annie Lennox

37. “Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” — Matthew Jacobson

38. “Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they’re fun, they do things together, they’re best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they’re going to respect Mom.” — Tim Allen

39. “I don’t think it matters how many parents you’ve got, as long as those who are around make their presence a good one.” ― Elizabeth Wurtzel

40. “You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” — Franklin P. Adams

41. “Having a baby dragged me, kicking and screaming, from the world of self-absorption.” — Paul Reiser

42. “Motherhood has completely changed me. It’s just about like the most completely humbling experience that I’ve ever had. I think that it puts you in your place because it really forces you to address the issues that you claim to believe in and if you can’t stand up to those principles when you’re raising a child, forget it.” — Diane Keaton

43. “Pregnancy and motherhood are the most beautiful and significantly life-altering events that I have ever experienced.” — Elisabeth Hasselbeck

44. “Encourage and support your kids because children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” — Lady Bird Johnson

 


Best Parenting Quotes

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“The beauty of motherhood is not in the freshly pressed shirts and smiling photos we show the world. The beauty of motherhood is in the folds and creases of our lives, the grimaces and tantrums, the moments when we have to grit our teeth to get through, when we pound on windows and yell and scream and demand better of each other and ourselves.” — Robyn Passante
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“Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You’ll realize this as soon as they’re born, and they start using sleep deprivation to break you.” — Ray Romano
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“I came to parenting the way most of us do — knowing nothing and trying to learn everything.” — Mayim Bialik

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