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!
Inspirational Parenting Quotes To Help You Stay Positive
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. I hope these quotes help inspire you.
Positive Quotes About Parenting
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” –Dr. Benjamin Spock
“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
“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
“In bringing up children, spend on them half as much money and twice as much time.” – Author Unknown
“There is no such thing as a perfect parent so just be a real one.” – Sue Atkins
“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
“Don’t let yourself become so concerned with raising a good kid that you forget you already have one.” – Glennon Melton
“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
“You can’t teach children to behave better by making them feel worse. When children feel better, they behave better.” – Pam Lee
“My parents taught me I could be anything in the world I wanted to be.” – Joan Jett
“Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.” – W.E.B. DuBois
“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
Funny Parenting Quotes
“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
“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.” – A.A. Milne
“You will never look back on life and think, ‘I spent too much time with my kids.’” – Author Unknown
“Adolescence is perhaps nature’s way of preparing parents to welcome the empty nest.” – Karen Savage and Patricia Adams
“In raising my children, I have lost my mind but found my soul.” – Author Unknown
Being a parent is the most important job we have. Afterall, we are shaping lives! But the beautiful part is that if we are trying our best, they will know and give us credit. 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 a favorite quote that offers inspiration to parents?