Parenting Quotes

Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.
– Garrison Keillor
Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
– John F. Kennedy
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
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.
– Phillip C. McGraw
To me luxury is to be at home with my daughter, and the occasional massage doesn't hurt.
– Olivia Newton-John
Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes. I don't want to go to PTA meetings.
– Stevie Nicks
Parenthood and family come first for me, and when I'm not working I'm cool with the Teletubbies.
– Clive Owen
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
– Plato
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
Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur.
– Alvin Toffler
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
Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.
– George Bernard Shaw
You have to support your children to have a healthy relationship.
– Connie Sellecca
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
– Franklin P. Jones
Women are individuals in parenting, and why not?
– Erica Jong
While not impossible, it is especially challenging for teenage parents to develop bonds with their children. A high percent of them were themselves children of teenage parents and have never experienced appropriate parenting.
– Jane Fonda
What lingers from the parent's individual past, unresolved or incomplete, often becomes part of her or his irrational parenting.
– Virginia Satir
We're living in a time when parenting is not at all mirroring the way I was parented. For me, I just followed my parents around on their errands when they were busy on the phone, I was quiet. It's a different kettle of fish these days: They run the house, and you listen to their music, and you go to their appointments.
– Edie Falco
We must return optimism to our parenting. To focus on the joys, not the hassles the love, not the disappointments the common sense, not the complexities.
– Fred G. Gosman
We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching.
– Roy L. Smith