150 Being A Parent Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of being a parent quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about the joy of being a parent.

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Top 10 Being A Parent Quotes (BEST)

  1. The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. — Osho
  2. Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you; they were born for a different time. — Ali ibn Abi Talib
  3. A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. — Billy Graham
  4. Psychoanalysis has taught that the dead – a dead parent, for example – can be more alive for us, more powerful, more scary, than the living. It is the question of ghosts. — Jacques Derrida
  5. There is no death, daughter. People die only when we forget them,' my mother explained shortly before she left me. 'If you can remember me, I will be with you always. — Isabel Allende
  6. Encourage & support your kids because "Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. — Lady Bird Johnson
  7. Be The Peace You Wish To See In The World! — Martin Luther King, Jr.
  8. Parents have a right to know about their kids: that shouldn’t be controversial. — Vivek Ramaswamy
  9. The footsteps a child follows are most likely to be the ones his parents thought they covered up. — James Dobson
  10. Don't let yourself become so concerned with raising a good kid that you forget you already have one. — Glennon Melton

Short Being A Parent Quotes

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  • Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all. — Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  • There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one. — Jill Churchill
  • A lot of mothers will do anything for their children, except let them be themselves. — Banksy
  • Being a parent is the greatest trust that has been given to human beings. — David O. Mckay
  • Remember, the goal is not to raise great kids; it's to raise kids who become great adults. — Andy Andrews
  • The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil... — Walt Disney
  • Having a baby is painful in order to show how serious a thing life is. — Lisa See
  • Children do learn what they live. Then they grow up to live what they've learned. — Dorothy Nolte
  • A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a top for it. — Jerry Seinfeld
  • Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother. — Beverley Jones
Being a parent quote All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother.
All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my mother.

Hard Being A Parent Quotes

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Everyone talks about how hard it is to have a kid, and that scares you into waiting. It obviously is tough [to be a parent], but when you feel that love, and it's instant, and it's so cool, so fun. When your baby smiles at you or when you just hold your baby, it's a pretty awesome feeling. — Clayton Kershaw

The pressures of being a parent are equal to any pressure on earth. To be a conscious parent, and really look to that little being's mental and physical health, is a responsibility which most of us, including me, avoid most of the time because it's too hard. — John Lennon

My parents would make huge crops of sometimes 55 to 60 bales of cotton. Being from a big family where there were 20 children, it wasn't too hard to pick that much cotton. But my father, year after year, didn't get too much money and I remember he just kept going. — Fannie Lou Hamer

Being a parent quote Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.
Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.

I lost in the second round of the French Open and had 10 days off. I went to the Hard Rock Cafe. It was exciting to be away from my parents, to stay in a hotel. Hotels at 17 meant freedom. — Boris Becker

My parents have a ridiculous work ethic; my dad just works, works, works, works, works. I think it would be hard to find a guy who's logged more hours than that guy. — Bill Burr

Being a parent is not a reasonable thing. It is a very hard thing. I am a parent and I know. — Dee Snider

Being a parent quote Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also grow
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.

It's nice to be able to work; I'd love to be able to do another TV show I could do in Chicago so I could live and work in the same place. It's hard being a parent and being in a good marriage, and it all takes a lot of work, but if you're not there you can't do any of it. — Joan Cusack

My parents were always encouraging of us being creative however we wanted to be. People say, "You didn't get pressured into having to be a director?" But it's hard to be around my dad and not be curious about filmmaking, because he thinks it's the ultimate medium. — Sofia Coppola

When I was born here in Gulfport in 1966, my parents' interracial marriage was still illegal. And it was very hard to drive around town with my parents, to be out in public with my parents. — Natasha Trethewey

The world can be a hard place sometimes... You have to have heart. You have to be strong. Parents want their children to grow up to be strong. Not just any strong, mind you, but loving strong. — Jewell Parker Rhodes

Not Easy Being A Parent Quotes

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I don't think I realised how stressed I was, being a single parent. It was really, really stressful. It's not easy on anybody. — Reese Witherspoon

Good, honest, hardheaded character is a function of the home. If the proper seed is sown there and properly nourished for a few years, it will not be easy for that plant to be uprooted. — George Amos Dorsey

What I try to do in my picture books is to be all-inclusive, but not exclusive, to not exclude the kid and not exclude the parents from the experience. And it's not a very easy task; you can't find stories that work that way too much of the time. — David Small

Being a parent quote There are two great days in a persons life – the day we are born and the day we
There are two great days in a persons life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.

Being a parent is not easy, but speaking for myself, it's a wonderful blessing and the most rewarding job I've ever had. — Eric Benet

When you have children, you realize how easy it is to not see them fully, and perhaps miss all those early years. If you are not careful, you can be too absorbed in work, and they will be only too happy to tell you about it later. Being a parent is one of greatest mindfulness practices of all. — Jon Kabat-Zinn

Inspiring Being A Parent Quotes

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It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. — Phyllis Diller

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

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

Being a parent quote My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give to another person, he beli
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give to another person, he believed in me.

When you take the time to actually listen, with humility, to what people have to say, it's amazing what you can learn. Especially if the people who are doing the talking also happen to be children. — Greg Mortenson

Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three. — Confucius

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating. Youngsters need good models more than they need critics. It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities. — John Wooden

Being a parent quote Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of th
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.

Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling. You do not collect children because you find them cuter than stamps. It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in. It is what God gave you time for. — Neil L. Andersen

What it's like to be a parent: It's one of the hardest things you'll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love. — Nicholas Sparks

Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation. — Robert A. Heinlein

Our children do not need a makeover, they just need to be understood. If you understand their emotional needs now, you can save them a lifetime of searching for what they never had as a child. — Florence Littauer

Love Being A Parent Quotes

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I love my parents. Coming out to them was sort of coming out to myself. I educated them, and I wanted our relationship to keep growing. I wanted them to be a part of my life still. I wanted to be able to share with them what I was going through. — Randy Harrison

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

Honestly, we'd probably be great parents. But it's a human being, and unless you think you have excellent skills and have a drive or yearning in you to do that, the amount of work that that is and responsibility - I wouldn't want to screw them up! We love our animals. — Ellen DeGeneres

Being a parent quote Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.

My grandchild has taught me what true love means. It means watching Scooby-Doo cartoons while the basketball game is on another channel. — Gene Perret

being a parent is not transaction ... we do not get what we give. It is the ultimate pay-it-forward endeavor: we are good parents not so they will be loving enough to stay with us but so they will be strong enough to leave us. — Anna Quindlen

A parent's love is whole, no matter how many times divided. — Robert Breault

Being a parent quote Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

To me 'they lived happily ever after' means to be happy with yourself! My parents always taught me that being happy has to work without Prince Charming. My life is completed without a prince but it's nice of course to have someone who loves you and fights for you. — Kristen Stewart

During my early years, I thought I might be a musician. Like most kids, I didn't do what my parents wanted me to do. They were gung-ho that all their kids become actors. They loved showbiz so much. I am a product of nepotism, basically. — Jeff Bridges

Don't try to be perfect. Life isn't; no one is. Use mistakes and mishaps as opportunities to grow tolerance and to teach. There is such a thing as happy accidents. And love, love, love and listen, listen, listen. — Teri Hatcher

Can we be unsafe where God has placed us, and where He watches over us as a parent a child that he loves? — Francois FeNelon

Being A Mother Quotes

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Go forth in peace, for you have followed the good road. Go forth without fear, for he who created you has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother. Blessed be you, my God, for having created me. — Clare of Assisi

Now here's a funky introduction of how nice I am Tell your mother, tell your father, send a telegram. — Phife Dawg

Speak tenderly; let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well. — Mother Teresa

Being a parent quote Children are made readers in the laps of their parents
Children are made readers in the laps of their parents

I would rather be the child of a mother who has all the inner conflicts of the human being than be mothered by someone for whom all is easy and smooth, who knows all the answers, and is a stranger to doubt. — Donald Woods Winnicott

To completely trust in Allah is to be like a child who knows deeply that even if he does not call for the mother, the mother is totally aware of his condition and is looking after him. — Al-Ghazali

I have learned that a woman can be a fighter, a freedom fighter, a political activist, and that she can fall in love, and be loved, she can be married, have children, be a mother... Revolution must mean life also; every aspect of life. — Leila Khaled

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The precursor of the mirror is the mother's face. — Donald Woods Winnicott

A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. — Agatha Christie

We need a plague. It's gotta happen. And don't worry, it's only gonna kill the weak. Seriously. Put on a sweater, take some vitamins, you're gonna be fine! We gotta let mother nature do her thing, man. She keeps trying to help us out and we won't let her do it. — Bill Burr

Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country, the colonies will submit. — George III

Becoming A Parent Quotes

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When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out. — Erma Bombeck

Remember when you used to watch TV in the Sixties and you'd see Perry Como in a cashmere sweater? That's what rock 'n' roll is becoming. It's your parents' music. — Neil Young

To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others. — Pope John Paul II

I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford. — Dave Barry

My concentration was really on getting to university and becoming a doctor. My parents let me know that school marks were important. Achievement was something which came by hard work. — Roger Bannister

The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child-raising is not the child but the parent. — Frank Pittman

Until you become a parent, you can't begin to discover your capacity for strength, love and fatigue. — Peter Gallagher

What we are teaches the child far more than what we say, so we must be what we want our children to become. — Joseph Chilton Pearce

When you say you're a padre, people ask when did you become a parent. When you say you're a cardinal, they tell you to work hard because the next step is pope. But when you say you're a Dodger, everybody knows you're in the Major Leagues. — Tommy Lasorda

What do we teach our children? . . . We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique . . . You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. — Pablo Casals

Being A Mom Quotes

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A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's. — Princess Diana

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. — George Washington

Mom used to quote Isaiah 64: about waiting on the Lord. It doesn't mean being complacent. It means understanding that he has a plan, and that we're not the ones in control. In the meantime, we need to strive to use our gifts and abilities fully. — Tim Tebow

There is no greater good in all the world than motherhood. The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation. — James E. Faust

There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas / Creation's most unique and precious pearl / And heaven help us always to remember / That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world — Glen Campbell

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. — Stevie Wonder

I think for many of us - speaking for just a pocket of the country - we trusted Obama. So when you leave your baby with your mom to watch, you don't run home and check the nanny cam. But now we've left the baby with Gary Busey, so we're going to be a lot more on it. — John Mulaney

Performing at my best is important to me and should be to everyone. I am blessed that my dad is a chiropractor. Getting adjusted regularly - along with practicing other good health habits that my mom helped me to establish - are all part of my goal to win in life and on the field. — Aaron Rodgers

People close to me called me 'Curry in a Hurry.' I was moving through life at 100 miles an hour trying to further my career and be a great mom and make everyone happy. — Ann Curry

I feel like I'm a stay-at-home mom, which I was for the five years before this. She's absolutely been my focus. That's the choice I made. Desperate Housewives is perfect for me. I get to go back to work and still be able to take my daughter to school and pick her up. — Teri Hatcher

Being A Good Parent Quotes

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Never fear spoiling children by making them too happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow — Thomas Bray

You can't teach children to be good. The best you can do for your child is to live a good life yourself. What a parent knows and believes, the child will lean on. — Bruno Bettelheim

Being an MP is a good job, the sort of job all working-class parents want for their children -- clean, indoors and no heavy lifting. What could be nicer? — Diane Abbott

People worry more about girls, for a good reason: I don't think my parents thought I was going to be raped by a classmate or attacked when I was walking alone in some neighborhood. So it's not just paranoid parents. — Daniel Handler

I got a fortune cookie that said, "To remember is to understand." I have never forgotten it. A good judge remembers what it was like to be a lawyer. A good editor remembers being a writer. A good parent remembers what it was like to be a child. — Anna Quindlen

To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character. — James E. Faust

Why do you think people don't think that homosexual parents are good? You don't know what a homosexual family looks like. I will be the role model for the good gay family. Don't let these children suffer without families because of your bias. — Rosie O'Donnell

I had a simple goal in life: to be true to my parents and our country as an honorable son, a caring brother, and a good citizen. — Benigno Aquino III

The more boring a child is, the more the parents, when showing off the child, receive adulation for being good parents — because they have a tame child-creature in their house. — Frank Zappa

I think I started learning lessons about being a good person long before I ever knew what basketball was. And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence. — Julius Erving

Being A Father Quotes

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Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself — and I will obey every law or submit to the penalty. — Chief Joseph

We live in a country that talks about being the home of the brave and the land of the free, and we have the highest incarceration rate in the world. — Bryan Stevenson

When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, 'Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?' He answered, 'If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you. — Jerry Lewis

God takes pleasure to see you take your little steps; and like a good father who holds his child by the hand, He will accommodate His steps to yours and will be content to go no faster than you. Why do you worry? — Saint Francis de Sales

A Brother may not be a Friend, but a Friend will always be a Brother. — Benjamin Franklin

Nil desperandum, -- Never Despair. That is a motto for you and me. All are not dead; and where there is a spark of patriotic fire, we will rekindle it. — Samuel Adams

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. — Abdul Kalam

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless. — Lord Chesterfield

The only foundation for . . . a republic is to be laid in Religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments. — Benjamin Rush

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More Being A Parent Quotes

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If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence. — Carol S. Dweck

The greatest maxim of all is that children should be brought up as simply and in as domestic a way as possible, and that (not interfering with their lessons) they should be as much as possible with their parents, and learn to place the greatest confidence in them in all things. — Queen Victoria

Basic anxiety can be roughly described as a feeling of being small, insignificant, helpless, deserted or endangered in a world that is out to abuse, cheat, humiliate, betray, envy... . And special in this is the child's feeling that the parents' love, their Christian charity, honesty, generosity ... may be only a pretense. — Karen Horney

An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do. — Jane Austen

The interests of the deaf child and his parents may best be served by accepting that he is a deaf person, with an elaborate cultural and linguistic heritage that can enrich his parent's life as it will his own. — Harlan Lane

Ever since I was a little kid, whenever my parents would have company over, I would put on shows, whether they would be magic shows, singing shows, dancing shows, little skits. — Ellen Muth

I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs. — Taylor Swift

If a child goes the wrong way, it is not the child who is to be blamed; it is the parents who are responsible. — Shiv Khera

The childless experts on child raising also bring tears of laughter to my eyes when they say, I love children because they're so honest. There is not an agent in the CIA or the KGB who knows how to conceal the theft of food, how to fake being asleep, or how to forge a parent's signature like a child. — Sayings

You'll never be a perfect parent, but you can be a praying parent. Prayer is your highest privilege as a parent. ...Prayer turns ordinary parents into prophets who shape the destinies of their children, grandchildren, and every generation that follows. ...Your prayers for your children are the greatest legacy you can leave. — Mark Batterson

Raising a child is like taking care of someone who's on way too many shrooms, while you yourself are on a moderate amount of shrooms. I am not confident in my decisions, but I know you should not be eating a mousepad. — Ron Funches

Whether we are poets or parents or teachers or artists or gardeners, we must start where we are and use what we have. In the process of creation and relationship, what seems mundane and trivial may show itself to be a holy, precious part of a pattern. — Luci Shaw

I got a lot of support from my parents. That's the one thing I always appreciated. They didn't tell me I was being stupid; they told me I was being funny. — Jim Carrey

A Message to Children Who Have Read This Book - When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: a stodgy parent is no fun at all. What a child wants and deserves is a parent who is SPARKY. — Roald Dahl

And for a lot of people, they want it all to be fuzzy and warm and cosmic, but it's no different with a horse than with a kid...You can't always be the kid's best friend. First you have to be the parent. — Buck Brannaman

Disneyland really began when my two daughters were very young. Saturday was always Daddy's Day and I would take them to the merry-go-round, and sit on a bench eating peanuts while they rode. And sitting there alone, I felt there should be something built, some kind of family park where parents and children could have fun together. — Walt Disney

I had an idyllic childhood and when my parents bought me a Punch and Judy Show and a ventriloquist's dummy, I'd perform anywhere, anytime. My parents were wonderful when I told them I wanted to be an entertainer. — Ken Dodd

Women are the victims of war... as widows they've faced the trauma of being single parents and livelihoods of families are affected. A lot of gender-related problems come up in terms of health, education, domestic violence, etc. — Kumari Jayawardena

Role modeling is the most basic responsibility of parents. Parents are handing life's scripts to their children, scripts that in all likelihood will be acted out for the rest of the children's lives. — Stephen Covey

Follow your own particular dreams. We are handed a life by peers, parents and society, you can do that or follow your own dreams. Life is short, be a dreamer but be a practical person. — Hugh Hefner

A man's worth is measured by how he parents his children. What he gives them, what he keeps away from them, the lessons he teaches and the lessons he allows them to learn on their own. — Lisa Rogers

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