Parenting Quotes

Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.
– Russell Baker
A mother who is really a mother is never free.
– Honore de Balzac
Mothers - especially single mothers - are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation's children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families' well-being.
– Evan Bayh
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
– Henry Ward Beecher
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
Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
– Erma Bombeck
Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep.
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
– Miguel de Cervantes
A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.
– Frank A. Clark
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
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
My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
– Quentin Crisp
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
Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.
– Phyllis Diller
There's really no point in having children if you're not going to be home enough to father them.
– Anthony Edwards
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
– Sigmund Freud
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
Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.
– Arnold H. Glasow
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
My mom's a Catholic, and my dad's a Jew, and they didn't want anything to do with anything.
– Isabelle Huppert