Let’s kick this bad boy off with some inspirational parenting quotes shall we?
Because being a parent is tough, and I don’t mean from the responsibilities, but the emotional depletion.
That’s the meaning of unconditional love right there though, isn’t it?
They put us through it, but it’s always so worth it.
Coming back to the topic of quotes – I find that reading inspirational quotes is a great way to de-stress after a tough day.
Thus, why I thought I’d share my favourites in this post with you.
The important thing with quotes is finding one which hits the right nerve. One that strikes the core of your being.
Spend time perusing this list of quotes.
Don’t scroll aimlessly. Actually read them. You’ve got plenty to choose from.
Whether you’re striving too hard to be the perfect parent or enduring the hardest things in life – quotes really lift a low mood and boost motivation.
The best thing for bad days is a good quote.
It’s a sign of great parenting when you’re in touch with your emotions to the level where you proactively take steps to improve how you feel.
As a gentle supportive word – if you’re having a tough time right now, try and remember that nothing lasts forever, and challenges in life make us stronger once we’re out the other side. (That’s my quote contribution right there.)
Inspirational Quotes Parenting Style
Greatest Gift Quotes
“Children are magic because they look for it” Christopher Moore
“Every child is born a genius” Buckminster Fuller
“Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And between the amazing and awful, it’s ordinary and mundane. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living a heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful.” L.R. Knost
“It’s easier to build strong children than repair broken men” Frederick Douglass
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” Maya Angelou
“Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look.” Jodi Picoult
“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.” Jesse Jackson
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Dr Seuss
Positive Parenting Quotes
“There is no such thing as a perfect parent, so just be a real one.” Sue Atkins
“Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first” Matthew Jacobsen
“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder” Rumi
“Your children need your presence more than your presents.” Jesse Jackson
“Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” Lady Bird Johnson
At the end of the day, taking time to sit, think and be still (while reading this lovely list of quotes of course) is what every parent needs to do.
Yet the majority of parents don’t do this.
Instead, their time is spent being busy, both with their kids and away from the kids. Doing doing doing. More emails, more this, more that. More scrolling. More hustle. More shopping.
Less peace with the present moment.
The love of a parent knows no boundaries, yet we continue to pummel ourselves into the ground with the incessant doingness of life’.
Striving to be the good father or the perfect mother, but where is the quality of time in doing this?
While ripping our hair out trying to do more, perhaps we’re missing the point entirely? When the light switches off at night, can we ask ourselves:
“Have I loved enough? Was I present enough? Was I listening enough? Was I seeing enough?” Sophie Slosarczyk
You have to ask yourself, what will the memory banks of our children look like? Food for thought.
Quotes For Mothers
“Children make your life important.” Erma Bombeck
“There are 86,400 seconds in a day. It’s up to you to decide what to do with them.” Jim Valvano
“Spend each day with some laughter and some thought, to get your emotions going.” Jim Valdano
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney
“There is no role in life more essential than motherhood.” Elder M. Russell Ballard
“Only mothers can think of the future because they give birth to it in their children.” Maxim Grosky
“Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” Elizabeth Stone
“Those who have courage and faith shall never perish in misery.” Anne Frank
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln
“If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.” Bette Davis
“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” Peggy O’Mara
Quotes For Fathers
“She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father.” Harper Lee
“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.” Henry Ward Beecher
“Be able to stick with a job until it is finished. Be able to bear an injustice without having to get even. Be able to carry money without spending it. Do your duty without being supervised.” Ann Landers
At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents. Jane d. hull
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou
“It is time for a return to childhood, to simplicity, to running and climbing and laughing in the sunshine, to experiencing happiness instead of being trained for a lifetime of pursuing happiness. It is time to let children be children again.” L.R Knost
“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” Theodore Hesburgh
“The child is father of the man.” William Wordsworth
“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” George Herbert
“I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” Hedy Lamarr
The best way to stir something in you is to choose the right moment. When it comes to quotes, can you choose a quiet moment to yourself? Or perhaps you’d like to share them with your other half? Whatever works.
It takes trying a few ways initially, so use these quotes as experiments. Read one aloud before going to bed, or read one first thing when you wake up. There’s a whole roomful of possibilities.
Parenting Journey Quotes
“Stress is an ignorant state. It believes everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.” Natalie Goldberg
“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” Charles Spurgeon
“Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” Walter Anderson
“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” Anonymous
“It’s not time to worry yet.” Harper Lee
“Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges.” Bryant McGill
“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” Chinese proverb
“Rule number one: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two: It’s all small stuff.” Robert S. Eliot
“The universe doesn’t allow perfection.” Stephen Hawking
“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world—not even our troubles.” Charlie Chaplin
“I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.” J. Donald Walters
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” Confucius
“Some days, doing ‘the best we can’ may still fall short of what we would like to be able to do, but life isn’t perfect—on any front—and doing what we can with what we have is the most we should expect of ourselves or anyone else.” Fred Rogers
“In the end, just three things matter: How well we have lived. How well we have loved. How well we have learned to let go.” Jack Kornfield
“Calmness is the cradle of power.” Josiah Gilbert Holland
“The best thing one can do when it is raining, is to let it rain.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Anonymous
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao Tzu
One of the strongest things I’ve realised since becoming a parent, is that there’s nothing greater than the effort I put in now with my kids. Nothing!
No amount of money, fame or anything is greater than the relationship I have with them.
This is where having an appreciation of yourself as their parent is key.
Acknowledging the huge role you play in your child’s life is HUGE. The acknowledgement and the reality.
There is nothing bigger than being a parent.
Bringing up successful human beings takes commitment, presence, patience, and above all, much love.
This list of quotes is designed to offer you a moment of peace in your busy lives today. Only when you are still can you see where you need to go. Quotes can give you that stillness if you allow them to.
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