Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs you’ll ever have. It’s also the most rewarding. Watching your children grow, learn new skills, enjoy new discoveries, and develop their own personality is nothing short of a blessing. But sometimes, we all need a reminder of just how blessed we are! Here are some of my favorite inspirational parenting quotes to help you get back on the horse and try again!
30 Best Inspirational Quotes On Parenting
As much as you love your child, there are those days. You know the ones. The days when your temper is short and your patience is low. When you feel like you’re failing and absolutely anyone else in the world is a better parent than you.
When those days strike, take a deep breath and relax. All is not lost and it’s never as bad as you imagine. Every parent you’ve ever know, every parent through the history of the world, has had those days. You are not alone.
If you’re having one of those off days today, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered with some inspirational parenting quotes. And if today is a good day, you may want to bookmark this page or print it and hang it where you can see it for some inspiration when a bad day does strike.
As long as you love your child and show them that love in everything you do, you will be a successful parent. Even on the bad days. The important thing is to show up and keep doing your best. I hope these quotes help inspire you.
Part of parenting is learning to let go of expectations and accept things for what they are. Not everything is going to go as planned and that is OK.
Positive Quotes About Parenting
“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” – Ann Landers
“”Being a mother has been a master class in letting go. Try as we might, there’s only so much we can control. And, boy, have I tried – especially at first. As mothers, we just don’t want anything or anyone to hurt our babies. But life has other plans. Bruised knees, bumpy roads and broken hearts are part of the deal. What’s both humbled and heartened me is seeing the resiliency of my daughters.” -Michelle Obama
“In bringing up children, spend on them half as much money and twice as much time.” – Author Unknown
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” –Dr. Benjamin Spock
“Some think that love is all flowers and good times, but I think that love is more than just that. Love is the bad, as well as the better, not lived alone, but a journey together. Something that only the closest can share, with communication, respect.” -Maya Angelou
“When you look at your life, the greatest happiness is family happiness.” – Dr. Joyce Brothers
“Don’t try to be perfect. Life isn’t; no one is. Use mistakes and mishaps as opportunities to grow tolerance and to teach. There is such a thing as happy accidents. And love, love, love, and listen, listen, listen.” – Teri Hatcher
“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” -Jane D. Hull
“There is no such thing as a perfect parent so just be a real one.” – Sue Atkins
“The greatest gift you can give a child is an imagination.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
“Parenting has nothing to do with perfection. Perfection isn’t even the goal, not for us, not for our children. Learning together to live well in an imperfect world, loving each other despite or even because of our imperfections, and growing as humans while we grow our little humans, those are the goals of gentle parenting. So don’t ask yourself at the end of the day if you did everything right. Ask yourself what you learned and how well you loved, then grow from your answer. That is perfect parenting.” -L.R. Knost, The Gentle Parent
“Our most important responsibility as parents is regulating our own emotions, which is essential for our children to learn to manage themselves.” – Dr. Laura Markham
“Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.” – Bill Ayers
“I don’t believe in playing down to children, either in life or in motion pictures. I didn’t treat my own youngsters like fragile flowers, and I think no parent should.” -Walt Disney
“It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.” -Erma Bombeck
“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.
Parent Child Relationship Quotes
“Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.” – W.E.B. DuBois
“It’s the bond between mother and child, which is really for us and for chimps and other primates, the root of all the expressions of social behavior.” -Jane Goodall
“Encourage and support your kids because children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” -Lady Bird Johnson
“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” -Anne Frank
“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect . . . You love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” -Jodi Picoult
“You can’t teach children to behave better by making them feel worse. When children feel better, they behave better.” – Pam Lee
“Don’t let yourself become so concerned with raising a good kid that you forget you already have one.” – Glennon Melton
“My parents taught me I could be anything in the world I wanted to be.” – Joan Jett
“Parents, choose your words wisely, carefully, thoughtfully. In the same way that violence begets violence and anger begets anger, kindness begets kindness and peace begets peace. Sow words of peace, words that build, words that show respect and belief and support.” -L.R. Knost
“So often, children are punished for being human. Children are not allowed to have grumpy moods, bad days, disrespectful tones, or bad attitudes, yet we adults have them all the time. None of us are perfect, and we must stop holding our children to a higher standard of perfection than we can attain ourselves.” – Rebecca Eanes
“Never fear spoiling children by making them too happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow.” – Thomas Bray
“Kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.” -Barbara Kingsolver
“What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.” -Nicholas Sparks
Funny Parenting Quotes
“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.” – A.A. Milne
“The thing about parenting rules is there aren’t any. That’s what makes it so difficult.” -Ewan McGregor
“You will never look back on life and think, ‘I spent too much time with my kids.’” – Author Unknown
“I don’t know what’s more exhausting about parenting: the getting up early, or acting like you know what you’re doing.” – Jim Gaffigan
“Adolescence is perhaps nature’s way of preparing parents to welcome the empty nest.” – Karen Savage and Patricia Adams
“The joy of motherhood: what a mother experiences when all her children are in bed.” -Barbara Johnson
“Having one child makes you a parent; having two, you are a referee.” – David Frost
“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Adams
“In raising my children, I have lost my mind but found my soul.” – Author Unknown
If you are always looking for the best way and the right moment, you may never find it. Accept the love of a parent is enough. You don’t have to be a perfect mother or a perfect father. Your children will have an incredible amount of respect for your efforts when they get to try the job for themselves!
Being a parent is the most important job we have. After all, we are shaping lives! But the beautiful part is that if we are trying our best, they will know and give us credit. The hardest things are exactly the things that really teach us the meaning of unconditional love. Parenting is a job where we get to reap the love we sow. I hope you enjoy these inspirational parenting quotes. Feel free to pass the positivity on and share them on social media. Tag us with #familyfocusblog!
Do you have favorite inspirational quotes on parenting?