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Parenting Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Parenting

Please enjoy these Parenting Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

There are 80 million moms in the United States.
Forty million stay at home with their children.
- Andrew Shue

The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge,
education, hard work and effort.
It teaches us about enjoying ourselves,
having fun, keeping fit and healthy.
- Kamisese Mara

I don't think children's inner feelings have changed.
They still want a mother and father in the very same house;
they want places to play.
- Beverly Cleary

My mother was the influence in my life.
She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate
triumph of justice and hard work.
She believed passionately in education.
- John H. Johnson

 

Love is staying up all night with a sick child -
or a healthy adult.
- David Frost

I want to have children, but my friends scare me.
One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours.
I don't even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours.
- Rita Rudner

Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.
- Arnold H. Glasow

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I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
- Robert Orben

Studies show that children best flourish when one mom
and one dad are there to raise them.
- John Boehner

Mom and Dad would stay in bed on Sunday morning,
but the kids would have to go to church.
- Lynn Johnston

It's a huge change for your body.
You don't even want to look in the mirror after you've had a baby,
because your stomach is just hanging there like a Shar-Pei.
- Cindy Crawford

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

That's my ideal day, time with my boys.
- Kenny G

If you're asking your kids to exercise,
then you better do it, too.
Practice what you preach.
- Bruce Jenner

Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than
ever for us to watch over them.
Adolescence is not about letting go.
It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.
- Ron Taffel

No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly,
you blink and they're gone, and you have to spend the time with them now.
But that's a joy.
- Liam Neeson

A mother who is really a mother is never free.
- Honore de Balzac

Parenthood and family come first for me,
and when I'm not working I'm cool with the Teletubbies.
- Clive Owen

My mom's a Catholic, and my dad's a Jew,
and they didn't want anything to do with anything.
- Isabelle Huppert

To me luxury is to be at home with my daughter,
and the occasional massage doesn't hurt.
- Olivia Newton-John

The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets,
but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.
- Meryl Streep

I get whatever placidity I have from my father.
But my mother taught me how to take it on the chin.
- Norma Shearer

Don't try to make children grow up to be like you,
or they may do it.
- Russell Baker

Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws.
I love it when they come to visit now.
They can hold the baby and I can go out.
- Matthew Broderick

My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life.
- Marion Jones

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
- Erma Bombeck

Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood,
the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become.
- Coretta Scott King

Girls are the future mothers of our society,
and it is important that we focus on their well-being.
- Miriam Makeba

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young
must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad.
- Abigail Van Buren

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
- Gloria Steinem

Believe me, my children have more stamina than a power station.
- Robbie Coltrane

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

Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement,
increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating.
- Bob Filner

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

We are apt to forget that children watch examples better
than they listen to preaching.
- Roy L. Smith

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like
doing for their babies is usually best after all.
- Benjamin Spock

You have to support your children to have a healthy relationship.
- Connie Sellecca

No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas,
purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent.
- Marcelene Cox

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
- Charles R. Swindoll

I think I'm going to have to live vicariously through
my daughter's rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence.
- Brooke Shields

I'd just as soon stay home and raise babies.
- June Allyson

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children
have teenagers of their own.
- Doug Larson

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

I figure that if the children are alive when I get home,
I've done my job.
- Roseanne Barr

There's really no point in having children if you're
not going to be home enough to father them.
- Anthony Edwards

Success for me its to raise happy, healthy human beings.
- Kelly LeBrock

The well-being and welfare of children should always be our focus.
- Todd Tiahrt

What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours? So small,
so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp.
- Marjorie Holmes

I had no idea that mothering my own child would be
so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.
- Susie Bright

We all have an interest in making sure teens grow up healthy and drug-free.
- John Walters

A baby is born with a need to be loved -
and never outgrows it.
- Frank Howard Clark

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

Home life's great, man.
The kids are great, happy and healthy.
I've reached this sort of wonderful precipice.
- Ryan Phillippe

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
- Quentin Crisp

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

Education, like neurosis, begins at home.
- Milton R. Sapirstein

In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but
the parents have to do the steering.
- Benjamin Spock

My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer,
but, my childhood was very good.
I am very grateful for my childhood,
because it was full of gladness and good humanity.
- Roberto Benigni

We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy,
substance abuse, and the failings of the family.
Then we expect them to educate our children.
- John Sculley

I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
- Tina Turner

Most children threaten at times to run away from home.
This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.
- Phyllis Diller

Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking.
A child is more likely to smoke when they have been
raised in the environment of a smoker.
- Christy Turlington

It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off
with falsehoods and nonsense,
when their growing powers of observation and discrimination
excite in them a desire to know about things.
- Anne Sullivan

Family involvement is a valuable thing and playing
together actively can be the '90s version of it.
Instead of just watching, you can do it together...
something we don't spend enough time on.
We can motivate and excite each other about fitness.
- Alan Thicke

The Internet is just bringing all kinds of information into the home.
There's just a lot of distraction, a lot of competition
for the parent's voice to resonate in the children's ears.
- Phil McGraw

It's hard enough to work and raise a family when your
kids are all healthy and relatively normal,
but when you add on some kind of disability or disease,
it can just be such a burden.
- Patricia Heaton

We criticize mothers for closeness.
We criticize fathers for distance.
How many of us have expected less from our fathers
and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of
us always let them off the hook?
- Ellen Goodman

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest
aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise...
specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
- Allan Bloom


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