Parenting Quotes

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
– Gloria Steinem
Love is staying up all night with a sick child - or a healthy adult.
– David Frost
Kids are a great analogy. You want your kids to grow up, and you don't want your kids to grow up. You want your kids to become independent of you, but it's also a parent's worst nightmare: That they won't need you. It's like the real tragedy of parenting.
– Jonathan Safran Foer
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 Macy
If you're asking your kids to exercise, then you better do it, too. Practice what you preach.
– Bruce Jenner
If there is any truth to my parenting the dreamwork movement, it comes from the power of the press.
– Henry Reed
I've become sort of an accidental advocate for attachment parenting, which is a style of parenting that... basically, the way mammals parent and the way people have parented for pretty much all of human history except the last 200 years or so.
– Mayim Bialik
I'm worried about parents who aren't parenting.
– Barbara Bush
I'm trying to break any chain of negative parenting that I might have survived.
– Eddie Vedder
I'm torn about late parenting. I believe people should spend their twenties living and having fun and not having any regrets later. I also think people in their thirties generally make better parents but so many of my friends are having trouble - myself included - as fathers get older.
– Eric McCormack
I'm hosting weekend retreats all over America. It is like a 24-hour slumber party for moms. We laugh, eat, play games, get massages, win prizes, talk about parenting and even cry a bit.
– Lisa Whelchel
I'm a parent, especially when you've had the intense parenting the way I had. It's all in the bank. It's all in the great experience bank. Those are your secrets. That's the stuff that makes your work rich, that's what you dip into.
– Hector Elizondo
I'd just as soon stay home and raise babies.
– June Allyson
I would like to do another piece of fiction dealing with a number of issues: Lesbian parenting, the 1960's, and interracial relationships in the Lesbian and Gay community.
– Audre Lorde
I thought that once we were out of the baby stage, parenting would be a breeze.
– Tori Spelling
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 regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.
– Tina Turner
I have three daughters, so I can't be as tough as I want to be. When you have kids - especially daughters - they know how to work you. They're a lot smarter than we are, that's for sure. But I'll be more tough on their boyfriends.
– Tim McGraw
I have a neuroscience background - that's what my doctorate is in - and I was trained to study hormones of attachment, so I definitely feel my parenting is informed by that.
– Mayim Bialik
I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.
– Susie Bright