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Quotes About Parenting Children

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C. JoyBell C.
“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway... let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves.”
C. JoyBell C.

Bill Cosby
“In spite of the six thousand manuals on child raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and luck - and, of course, courage.”
Bill Cosby, Fatherhood

Adele Faber
“I was a wonderful parent before I had children.”
Adele Faber, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

Anne Lamott
“One thing I know for sure about raising children is that every single day a kid needs discipline.... But also every single day a kid needs a break.”
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Susan Sarandon
“I just want my kids to love who they are, have happy lives and find something they want to do and make peace with that. Your job as a parent is to give your kids not only the instincts and talents to survive, but help them enjoy their lives.”
Susan Sarandon

T.F. Hodge
“Scorned and torn, former love mates aim and shoot childish devastating daggers that penetrate beyond target to pierce the heart of their offspring.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

“By making eye-contact, getting down to your child's level, offering a touch, or using a tone of your voice that conveys a desire to genuinely connect, you disarm yourself. You make it possible to reach your child more deeply and truly move forward together.”
Hilary Flower, Adventures in Gentle Discipline: A Parent-to-Parent Guide

“Your job as a parent is not to make your child's way smooth, but rather to help her develop inner resources so she can cope.”
Ellyn Satter, Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense, Revised and Updated Edition

Heather Schuck
“Our children want more than presents, that want our PRESENCE.”
Heather Schuck, The Working Mom Manifesto

Susan Shapiro Barash
“The mother who understands her own intentions and her daughter’s intentions, who has introspection and a strong sense of self, and who is able to separate her identity from her daughter’s, has the key to achieving the right balance.”
Susan Shapiro Barash

Rebecca Eanes
“Tantrums are not bad behavior. Tantrums are an expression of emotion that became too much for the child to bear. No punishment is required. What your child needs is compassion and safe, loving arms to unload in.”
Rebecca Eanes, The Newbie's Guide to Positive Parenting

Daniel Mackler
“People who are not fully enlightened have no business becoming parents. This contradicts the conventionally accepted notion that people have an inherent "right" to have children. They do not. People who have a compulsion to traumatize a child, even in the mildest forms, are breaking the child's human rights, though of course the parental compulsion to find false pleasure through procreation obliterates their awareness of these rights. But interestingly, many parents would agree that convicted pedophiles and child murderers have no right to procreate, because of the dynamics in which they are so likely to engage.”
Daniel Mackler, Toward truth: A psychological guide to enlightenment

“Show me a mother who says she is 100 percent gentle, 100 percent of the time, and I'll show you a mother in deep, deep denial, and probably passive-agressive to boot." - Lynn Siprelle”
Hilary Flower, Adventures in Gentle Discipline: A Parent-to-Parent Guide

“So I entered parenting with only 3 clear goals: to love, to cherish, and to listen." - Melissa Ridge Carter”
Hilary Flower, Adventures in Gentle Discipline: A Parent-to-Parent Guide

“Until we accept that our children have much more of a risk of being sexually abused than drowning in a pool, being struck by a car, stricken with cancer, hurt by a vaccination, or diagnosed with ebola, we contribute to a culture of panic and ignorance.”
Ann Brasco

Maddy Malhotra
“They programmed you with the best of intentions but unfortunately their best was mediocrity.”
Maddy Malhotra, How to Build Self-Esteem and Be Confident: Overcome Fears, Break Habits, Be Successful and Happy

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Someday my children will look fondly on the annoying things I did and see them clearly as evidence of love.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

“The more power you give your child in any discipline process, the more likely he will be to be able to make it work positively for himself.”
Hilary Flower, Adventures in Gentle Discipline: A Parent-to-Parent Guide

“Overall, your want to present yourself to your child as an ally, empathetic to his feelings, and responsive to his needs - even when your needs are conflicting. If your goal is to enlist your child's cooperation in changing his behavior, find ways to be as aligned with his emotionally as possible. By earning your child's trust, you are much more likely to reach him with your point of view than if you approach him in opposition.”
Hilary Flower, Adventures in Gentle Discipline: A Parent-to-Parent Guide

Lisa Goldstein
“Nick turned out to be a shy boy, uncertain in groups and in new situations, but also very brave, determined to overcome his fear." - Will, as a parent describing his son”
Lisa Goldstein, The Uncertain Places

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