Parenting Children Quotes

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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.

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

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

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"

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

“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

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

Ellyn Satter
“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

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

“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

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

“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

“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

“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

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

“Parents are not bestowed with angels to cherish, but unripe fools to correct" (Proverbs 22: 15)”
Royal Raj S

Fausat Omolara Ayinla
“Mother; that woman who still considers you a child irrespective of the stage you are in life”
Fausat Omolara Ayinla

“When my kids tell me "I can't do this dad", I smile and say it's okay.

We sit down and we talk about it, I share some of my experiences with them and also let them know it's okay to fail but it is not okay to give before you have tried.

One of the primary roles of a parent is to lend your kids some of your confidence enabling them to get their own.”
Sope Agbelusi

Cal Newport
“What's making us uncomfortable...is this feeling of losing control - a feeling that instantiates itself in a dozen different ways each day, such as when we tune out with our phone during our child's bath time, or lose our ability to enjoy a nice moment without a frantic urge to document it for a virtual audience.”
Cal Newport, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

Mitta Xinindlu
“They judge me because I nurture my child, I judge them because they tell me not to.”
Mitta Xinindlu

Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu
“You do not realise your child is fast growing only when they have grown taller than you. It’s when you longer have to hold them in their hands to cross a busy road. ~Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu”
Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu

Mitta Xinindlu
“Perhaps, if we parented our children in the manner we wished to be parented when we were kids, the world would be less neurotic. But what people tend to do is to replicate their parents' harsh disciplines or the society's skewed behaviours. This cycle negatively affects the development of children, and it continues in each generation.”
Mitta Xinindlu

Mitta Xinindlu
“he manner we wished to be parented when we were kids, the world would be less neurotic. But what people tend to do is to replicate their parents' harsh discipline or the society's skewed behaviours. This cycle negatively affects the development of children, and it continues in each generation.”
Mitta Xinindlu

“The beauty of children is in their adaptation, we must nurture their spirit and never put limits on their potential; the plan we have for them may be the very thing that limits them. Never forget they are whole as they are, we are the ones that have to learn to listen differently.”
Dana Hall LCPC, MA, TF-CBT

Fredrik Backman
“Do you know the worst thing about being a parent is? That you're always judged by your worst moments. You can do a million things right, but if you do one single thing wrong you're forever that parent who was checking his phone in the park when your child was hit in the head by a swing. We don't take our eyes off them for days at a time, but then you read one text message and it's as if all our best moments never happened. No one goes to see a psychologist to talk about all the times they weren't hit in the head by a swing as a child. Parents are defined by their mistakes.”
Fredrik Backman, Anxious People

Zidrou
“You know, Marco, they can leave us, they can grow old, but it's like they're still here, running around our feet, just like when they were little tykes.”
Zidrou, The Adoption

Sharon Joyce S. Valdez
“Parenting is more personal while herding is leading the path to do things together as a family. To describe both in a simple way, having a meaningful conversation with each of our children is parenting while eating out together as a family is herding. Doing both creates happy memories that we want our children to keep and not scars that won’t heal forever.”
Sharon Joyce S. Valdez, I Love You Because I Love You

Shecola Turner
“Manners weren’t taught to me only by my parents—my grandmothers, aunts, uncles and older cousins taught me manners as well. It takes a village to raise children.”
Shecola Turner, The Philosophy of Children: It Takes a Village

Marisela Marquez
“The second magical part you cannot see at all, but it's inside of you. It's called a soul, THE MAGICAL SOUL.”
Marisela Marquez, The Magical Soul

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