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Parenting quotes by David R. Wommack
#1. Mantras are the past & the future. #Quote by David R. Wommack
Parenting quotes by Alice Miller
#2. Child abuse is still sanctioned - indeed, held in high regard - in our society as long as it is defined as child-rearing. It is a tragic fact that parents beat their children in order to escape the emotions from how they were treated by their own parents. #Quote by Alice Miller
Parenting quotes by Helena Bonham Carter
#3. The parenting bit is much harder than the acting bit. You just never know what to do. #Quote by Helena Bonham Carter
Parenting quotes by Suzy Kassem
#4. The parent is protector and trainer, but never the ultimate teacher. Every parent is responsible for teaching their kid basic moral conduct, manners, the difference between love and hate, and right from wrong. However, after maturity, the child must set off to seek knowledge on their own. Religion is never to be forced. And you cannot threaten your child with hell and tell them your religion is the only right way. There is no one right way. The many ways to the Creator are as varied as the colors of a rainbow. #Quote by Suzy Kassem
Parenting quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#5. Life keeps on making the terrible mistake of making impatient people capable of making children. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Parenting quotes by Aristotle.
#6. There are no experienced young people. Time makes experience. #Quote by Aristotle.
Parenting quotes by Keith Miller
#7. Our tremendous drive for social acceptance and toward conformity in our time is causing us to train our children to be a generation of young liars who do not even realise they are lying. We train our children to be subtly dishonest almost from the crib. "Shh... don't cry in front of all these people. #Quote by Keith Miller
Parenting quotes by L.R. Knost
#8. When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it's our job to share our calm, not join their chaos. #Quote by L.R. Knost
Parenting quotes by Ricky Shetty
#9. The best gift you can give to your kids is a happy marriage. #Quote by Ricky Shetty
Parenting quotes by Glennon Melton
#10. Don't let yourself become so concerned with raising a good kid that you forget you already have one. #Quote by Glennon Melton
Parenting quotes by Jan Ellison
#11. People say a mother is only as happy as her least happy child. But what if the state of that child's happiness has become a mystery? What if that child is no longer a child but a young man who has removed himself to a great distance and encased himself in silence? #Quote by Jan Ellison
Parenting quotes by Karyl McBride
#12. Begin to assess your own parenting. Acknowledging the painful reality that it is impossible to be a child of a narcissist and not be somewhat impaired narcissistically. Anyone raised this way has probably acquired a few traits of narcissism. #Quote by Karyl McBride
Parenting quotes by Agona Apell
#13. There is only one thing worse than a little baby who won't stop crying: it is a big baby who won't stop whining about it #Quote by Agona Apell
Parenting quotes by Ilaxi Patel
#14. Children close their ears to Advice but Open their eyes to example.
Even New Genx Moms close their ears to Advice but Open their eyes to realize their mistakes eventually.
Think, Act Wise before it's Late. #Quote by Ilaxi Patel
Parenting quotes by Nick Cutter
#15. You know what my sister said to me once? She said that maybe the best thing about having a child, especially a young one, was that you could love that child shamelessly. She said that you could put everything into that kid, love crazily, give everything in your heart and mind and soul over to that other person. You can't do that for a husband or a wife, not really. The only other entity you could love that way would be God, if you're a believer. #Quote by Nick Cutter
Parenting quotes by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
#16. She had come to understand that American parenting was a juggling of anxieties, and that it came with having too much food: a sated belly gave Americans time to worry that their child might have a rare disease that they had just read about, made them think that they had the right to protect their child from disappointment and want and failure. A sated belly gave Americans the luxury of praising themselves for being good parents, as if caring for one's child were the exception rather than the rule. #Quote by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Parenting quotes by Alexandra Robbins
#17. If there is a single factor that spells out the difference between the cafeteria fringe headed for greatness and those doomed for low self-worth, even more than a caring teacher or a group of friends, it is supportive, accepting parents who not only love their children unconditionally, but also don't make them feel as if their idiosyncrasies qualify as "conditions" in the first place. #Quote by Alexandra Robbins
Parenting quotes by Mark Driscoll
#18. But birth control can also be compelled by sinful motivations. These can include putting lesser priorities like career above higher priorities like family or greedily wanting to make as much income as possible to the exclusion of everything else, and not incur the costs of child raising; being selfish and not wanting to have to care for a child; or immaturely not wanting to take on the responsibility that good parenting requires. #Quote by Mark Driscoll
Parenting quotes by Robert Casey
#19. Abortion is defended today as a means of ensuring the equality and independence of women, and as a solution to the problems of single parenting, child abuse, and the feminization of poverty. #Quote by Robert Casey
Parenting quotes by Rhian J. Martin
#20. She supposed this was the real definition of a mother – a woman who willingly allows her heart to break over and over again for her children. #Quote by Rhian J. Martin
Parenting quotes by Brooke Hampton
#21. May we each have the courage to move past our programming, and the example that was set for us. Let's dig deep and do our personal work so that we can be the best version of ourselves for these little earth warriors.
It's time to redefine parenting!
Our aim is not to be perfect- Our aim is only to create a childhood that our children don't have to recover from. #Quote by Brooke Hampton
Parenting quotes by Audre Lorde
#22. It is as hard for our children to believe that we are not omnipotent as it is for us to know it, as parents. But that knowledge is necessary as the first step in the reassessment of power as something other than might, age, privilege, or the lack of fear. It is an important step for a boy, whose societal destruction begins when he is forced to believe that he can only be strong if he doesn't feel, or if he wins. #Quote by Audre Lorde
Parenting quotes by Virginia Eubanks
#23. While poorhouses have been physically demolished, their legacy remains alive and well in the automated decision-making systems that encage and entrap today's poor. For all their high-tech polish, our modern systems of poverty management - automated decision-making, data mining, and predictive analysis - retain a remarkable kinship with the poorhouses of the past. Our new digital tools spring from punitive, moralistic views of poverty and create a system of high-tech containment and investigation. The digital poorhouse deters the poor from accessing public resources; polices their labor, spending, sexuality, and parenting; tries to predict their future behavior; and punishes and criminalizes those who do not comply with its dictates. In the process, it creates ever-finer moral distinctions between the 'deserving' and 'undeserving' poor, categorizations that rationalize our national failure to care for one another. #Quote by Virginia Eubanks
Parenting quotes by LaTasha “Tacha B.” Braxton
#24. Not every hurt kid is bad, and not every bad kid is hurt. Like everyone else on the planet, they're individuals. And we need to take our time identifying who is who, and what is what,
for each and every one of them who appears to be struggling with life. #Quote by LaTasha “Tacha B.” Braxton
Parenting quotes by Kathleen Silber
#25. The adoptee benefits because his collective parents are permitted to grow secure in their particular roles in his life. His adoptive parents are not unwittingly encouraged to compete to possess him. Nor are his birth parents punished and banished from a place in his life. #Quote by Kathleen Silber
Parenting quotes by Emma Thompson
#26. Indeed - judicious, consistent parenting is a dream of mine. No judgements, learning space and listening carefully are my goals. #Quote by Emma Thompson
Parenting quotes by Hilary Flower
#27. I want my girls to see their relationship with me as a place of refuge, a place they can retreat to for honesty, unconditional love, and support. I want to teach them and have them trust me, not fear me. I want to preserve the gentle souls that I see in them. -Liz. M. #Quote by Hilary Flower
Parenting quotes by Willie Robertson
#28. Parenting is a constant struggle between making your kids life better and ruining your own. #Quote by Willie Robertson
Parenting quotes by Ted Chiang
#29. Raising a child puts you in touch, deeply, inescapably, daily, with some pretty heady issues: What is love and how do we get ours? Why does the world contain evil and pain and loss? How can we discover dignity and tolerance? Who is in power and why? What's the best way to resolve conflict? If we want to give an AI any major responsibilities, then it will need good answers to these questions. That's not going to happen by loading the works of Kant into a computer's memory; it's going to require the equivalent of good parenting. #Quote by Ted Chiang
Parenting quotes by Carson McCullers
#30. A person can't pick up they children and just squeeze them to which-a-way they wants them to be. #Quote by Carson McCullers
Parenting quotes by Annie Dillard
#31. Father had stretched out his long legs and was tilting back in his chair. Mother sat with her knees crossed, in blue slacks, smoking a Chesterfield. The dessert dishes were still on the table. My sisters were nowhere in evidence. It was a warm evening; the big dining-room windows gave onto blooming rhododendrons.

Mother regarded me warmly. She gave me to understand that she was glad I had found what I had been looking for, but that she and father were happy to sit with their coffee, and would not be coming down.

She did not say, but I understood at once, that they had their pursuits (coffee?) and I had mine. She did not say, but I began to understand then, that you do what you do out of your private passion for the thing itself.

I had essentially been handed my own life. In subsequent years my parents would praise my drawings and poems, and supply me with books, art supplies, and sports equipment, and listen to my troubles and enthusiasms, and supervise my hours, and discuss and inform, but they would not get involved with my detective work, nor hear about my reading, nor inquire about my homework or term papers or exams, nor visit the salamanders I caught, nor listen to me play the piano, nor attend my field hockey games, nor fuss over my insect collection with me, or my poetry collection or stamp collection or rock collection. My days and nights were my own to plan and fill. #Quote by Annie Dillard
Parenting quotes by Manasa Rao
#32. I haven't been to a temple in years, never been forced. My folks always said, marry a nice human being, religion doesn't matter. They said your god is inside you! Don't you forget that. Krishna, Jesus, Allah, are all one. Follow vegetarianism as far as you can, but you can choose your own diet, doesn't matter. Believe in god, but for you and not because the world asks you to. Forgive and forget to be at peace. Do not believe in revenge, believe in karma!! #Quote by Manasa Rao
Parenting quotes by Amy Carmichael
#33. If our children were to grow up truthful they much be taught by those who had a regard for truth; and not just a casual regard, a delicate regard. On this point we were adamant. #Quote by Amy Carmichael
Parenting quotes by Julie Lythcott-Haims
#34. Young adults come to resent the people who did the thinking for them. #Quote by Julie Lythcott-Haims
Parenting quotes by Desmond Tutu
#35. If you are able to talk about your life and the joys and sorrows you have experienced, if you know your story, you are much more likely to be a skillful parent. #Quote by Desmond Tutu
Parenting quotes by Jim  Marggraff
#36. To raise a founder, you must be conscious of your choices. You must know how to identify and solve the right problems. You must be clear with your values so that you can live with authenticity in front of your children and teach them to do the same. Above all, you must be willing to involve your kids in the tough conversations, and you must share your work and your life with them. #Quote by Jim Marggraff
Parenting quotes by Heidi Julavits
#37. Women are responsible for the people in the family having pants. #Quote by Heidi Julavits
Parenting quotes by Michael Sandel
#38. One of the ways in which parenting is a learning experience and an opportunity for moral growth is that we learn as parents that we don't choose the kind of child that we have. #Quote by Michael Sandel
Parenting quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#39. To lead solely on the behalf of those being led is the utter pinnacle of fatherhood, and it is sad that so few ever stand on the summit. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Parenting quotes by Agona Apell
#40. Today's troubled homes are made by parents who want to have children but don't want their children to have parents #Quote by Agona Apell
Parenting quotes by Gerhard E Frost
#41. In parenting and teaching, let this be our aim: Not to make every idea safe for children, but every child safe for ideas. #Quote by Gerhard E Frost
Parenting quotes by Graeme Simsion
#42. The trouble", said Gene, "is that the things that Rosie loves you for are exactly the things that make her think you're too... different, to be a father. She may be a risk taker with relationships, but no woman's a risk taker with her kids. In the end, it will come down to persuading her you're... average enough to be a father. #Quote by Graeme Simsion
Parenting quotes by Jodi Benson
#43. I can only speak for my husband and myself, but we don't feel like we could do any of this parenting without our faith. #Quote by Jodi Benson
Parenting quotes by Ana Monnar
#44. Raising teenage sons and daughters is a long and tiresome journey. With God's help the final outcome will be worthwhile. #Quote by Ana Monnar
Parenting quotes by Vivian Amis
#45. All problems, though appearing outside of you, must be resolved within YOU. #Quote by Vivian Amis
Parenting quotes by Larry Tanner
#46. We parents are an extension of our children, not the other way around. We are their conscience until it becomes their responsibility to tell themselves what's right and necessary. We are their butlers until they are fully able to get the items they need and can clean up after themselves. We are their cheerleaders until they learn how to develop their own confidence and motivation. We are their counselors until they are able to take the lead in making the tough decisions that affect them. #Quote by Larry Tanner
Parenting quotes by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
#47. Talk to her about sex, and start early. It will probably be a bit awkward, but it is necessary. #Quote by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Parenting quotes by Nina Renata Aron
#48. Thinking about adults putting on a happy face for children, or worse, being unable to put on the happy face, is devastating. That we maintain this dishonesty with them, that we must. I have a longing to protect the kids from coming into some consciousness of the fact that taking care of them is difficult. I always imagined that keeping that fact from them was an essential part of good mothering. #Quote by Nina Renata Aron
Parenting quotes by Michael Spence
#49. My father once said about being a parent that it is the only thing you do that requires a very long period of learning, and at about the time that you are becoming competent, you don't need the skills anymore. Notwithstanding this modest assessment of their parenting skills, they were wonderful parents. #Quote by Michael Spence
Parenting quotes by Dan Alatorre
#50. Kids are flat-out freaking hilarious if you are paying attention. Not just my kid, but every kid. #Quote by Dan Alatorre
Parenting quotes by William Shakespeare
#51. The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven's lieutenants. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Parenting quotes by Eddie Vedder
#52. I'm trying to break any chain of negative parenting that I might have survived. #Quote by Eddie Vedder
Parenting quotes by Drew Magary
#53. For every hour a mother gets to herself, a father will demand five times that amount for drinking with friends and acting like an immature dipshit. #Quote by Drew Magary
Parenting quotes by James E. Faust
#54. There is no greater good in all the world than motherhood. The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation. #Quote by James E. Faust
Parenting quotes by John Lennon
#55. I wanted to give five solid years of being there all the time (with Sean). I hadn't seen my first son Julian grow up, and now there's a 17-year-old man on the phone talking about motorbikes. No matter what artistic gains I get, or gold records, if I can't make a success out of my relationship with the people I love, then everything else is bullsh*t. #Quote by John Lennon
Parenting quotes by Jeffrey Eugenides
#56. We realized that the version of the world they rendered for us was not the world they really believed in ... #Quote by Jeffrey Eugenides
Parenting quotes by Jodi Picoult
#57. I became a firefighter because I wanted to save people. But I should have been more specific. I should have named names. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Parenting quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#58. Parenthood is the opiate of the masses. #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Parenting quotes by Sue Klebold
#59. There is perhaps no harder truth for a parent to bear, but it is one that no parent on earth knows better than I do, and it is this: love is not enough. My love for Dylan, though infinite, did not keep Dylan safe, nor did it save the 13 people killed at Columbine High School, or the many others injured and traumatized. I missed the subtle signs of psychological deterioration that, had I noticed, might have made a difference for Dylan and his victims - all the difference in the world. #Quote by Sue Klebold
Parenting quotes by P. J. O'Rourke
#60. Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs. #Quote by P. J. O'Rourke
Parenting quotes by David W. Earle
#61. Children have empty erasable white boards upon which big people write indelibly imprinted messages into their tender subconscious minds. #Quote by David W. Earle
Parenting quotes by Ramani Durvasula
#62. Narcissism is very much a "disorder of superficiality." Given that the entire world is trending towards greater superficiality in all endeavors - work, school, parenting, and love - the narcissists' propensity toward superficiality no longer seems that unusual. #Quote by Ramani Durvasula
Parenting quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#63. We need to be raising our children for LIFE. Life is not a small system within 4 walls. Life is vast and wild. And once our children are out of school, that's where life really begins. Too many people are raising their children to conform to systems. And when they start life they will continue to simply conform to whatever system they find themselves inside of. And those are exactly the kinds of people who will never change the world. The only types of people who change this world, are the ones who think on their own, design their own lives, and create their own systems. Everybody else is just there for the train ride. Very few people are designing their own train tracks. Raise railway designers, stop raising commuters. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Parenting quotes by Richard Price
#64. Rocco was gripped with the panic he often experienced around her, around himself. He seemed to be both here now and simultaneously five years in the future looking back at this moment, at the loss of this moment. He was always sliding past the nowness of being with her, throwing himself at her like a cranked-up insincere clown for an exhausting fifteen minutes a day or getting cozy with booze in order to achieve the proper mood, and from the time she was born he had felt he was on his deathbed, remembering with regret how skittish and slippery his time with her had been. Had been, as if she were a hard thirty-seven and divorced instead of a two-year old baby, as if he were eighty-six and senile instead of forty-three and slightly overweight. #Quote by Richard Price
Parenting quotes by Karl Wiggins
#65. We look at the way some kids behave and instantly blame the parents, and more often than not we're correct. The school bully is often a sign of poor parenting. That's the immediate cause, but if we search for the root cause we have to dig much deeper than that. What on earth in that kid's head makes it seem okay to bully people? Why are the parents doing such a poor job of bringing up their children? Probably because they didn't have very effective role models themselves when they were growing up. It could go back generations #Quote by Karl Wiggins
Parenting quotes by Dan Savage
#66. Parenting is about being competent and responsible. It's not about gender, necessarily. #Quote by Dan Savage
Parenting quotes by Leith Mullings
#67. Images of African Americans as bad mothers, ineffective mothers, and matriarchs...conceal and justify the difficult conditions in which they work and raise children. But oddly enough, these same women, who are said to run amok in their own communities, are thought to be entirely competent at parenting the children of the elite-as mammies during slavery, as domestic workers during segregation, or as child care workers today. #Quote by Leith Mullings
Parenting quotes by Mary Crocker Cook
#68. You can't "let go". You can't "detach with love". You can't let them "hit bottom". You can't seem to implement the strategies you have learned when you are faced with your adult child's chaos and anxiety. When you try to do this, it makes you physically and emotionally ill, and the anxiety and fear becomes unbearable. #Quote by Mary Crocker Cook
Parenting quotes by Mark  Edwards
#69. Too Tired To Argue. If she ever wrote a book about parenting, that would be the title. #Quote by Mark Edwards
Parenting quotes by Kevin Heath
#70. The best gift is giving from your heart #Quote by Kevin Heath
Parenting quotes by Jonathan Anthony Burkett
#71. Instead of treating your child like how you were treated. Treat them with the same love and attention you wanted from your parents while growing up. #Quote by Jonathan Anthony Burkett
Parenting quotes by Jodi Picoult
#72. Parenting isn't a noun but a verb
an ongoing process instead of an accomplishment. And that no matter how many years you put into the job, the learning curve is, well, fairly flat. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Parenting quotes by Andrew J. Bernstein
#73. The number of stressors has multiplied exponentially: traffic, money, success, work/life balance, the economy, the environment, parenting, family conflict, relationships, disease. As the nature of human life has become far more complicated, our ancient stress response hasn't been able to keep up. #Quote by Andrew J. Bernstein
Parenting quotes by Josh Billings
#74. Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. #Quote by Josh Billings
Parenting quotes by Susan Forward
#75. Once we begin to examine the forces that drive the misogynist, we find that much of his abusive behavior is a cover-up for his tremendous anxiety about women. He is caught in the conflict between his need for the woman's love and his deepseated fears of her. This man needs, as we all do, to feel emotionally taken care of, to be loved, and to feel safe. As adults we fulfill these yearnings through physical intimacy, emotional sharing, and parenting. But the misogynist finds these yearnings terribly frightening. His normal needs to be close to a woman are mixed with fears that she can annihilate him emotionally. He harbors a hidden belief that if he loves a woman, she will then have the power to hurt him, to deprive him, to engulf him, and to abandon him. Once he has invested her with these awesome and mythical powers, she becomes a fearful figure for him. #Quote by Susan Forward
Parenting quotes by Jennifer Senior
#76. As parents, we sometimes mistakenly assume that things were always this way. They weren't. The modern family is just that - modern - and all of our places in it are quite new. Unless we keep in mind how new our lives as parents are, and how unusual and ahistorical, we won't see that world we live in, as mothers and fathers, is still under construction. Modern childhood was invented less than seventy years ago - the length of a catnap, in historical terms. #Quote by Jennifer Senior
Parenting quotes by Shannon Fife
#77. The persons hardest to convince that they're at the retirement age are children at bedtime. #Quote by Shannon Fife
Parenting quotes by Dorothy Whipple
#78. It matters to ourselves, of course, but it matters terribly to other people. Moral failure or spiritual failure or whatever you call it, makes such a vicious circle ... It seems as if when we love people and they fall short, we retaliate by falling shorter ourselves. Children are like that. Adults have a fearful responsibility. When they fail to live up to what children expect of them, the children give up themselves. So each generation keeps failing the next. #Quote by Dorothy Whipple
Parenting quotes by Susie Bright
#79. I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood. #Quote by Susie Bright
Parenting quotes by Beth Groundwater
#80. That's a parents' job, isn't it? To raise a child strong enough to leave and break our hearts? #Quote by Beth Groundwater
Parenting quotes by Daniel Bates
#81. High demands and expectations without skill development, encouragement or the feeling of a "win" will lead to resentment. Demanding perfection is exhausting on the part of the person making the demands and on the person of whom the perfection is demanded. #Quote by Daniel Bates
Parenting quotes by Fahad Basheer
#82. Fathers who consider themselves as the best father of their children are often the worst father in the eyes of their children. Give the mentally deprived child what they need, not what you know! #Quote by Fahad Basheer
Parenting quotes by Stephen Colbert
#83. That's my parenting style - 'Go watch the TV.' I'm one of 11 children, and my mother's parenting style was, 'There's the TV. Go watch it. Mommy's got 10 other people to take care of.' #Quote by Stephen Colbert
Parenting quotes by Michelle M. Pillow
#84. Out of all the things I do, I think being a mom is the most important and satisfying. #Quote by Michelle M. Pillow
Parenting quotes by Vironika Tugaleva
#85. To teach someone a lesson, show them how it's done. Force is a temporary solution. Judgment is no solution at all. #Quote by Vironika Tugaleva
Parenting quotes by May  Ng
#86. I hope that this book will be my way of helping to clear the fog of mystery surrounding autism. And in passing on my personal story I hope to include with it the best and most valuable of what I have learned along the way both as a mother and in my two decades working as a paediatrician. I also hope it will encourage healthcare professionals to be advocates for families who patiently and willingly endure battles every day for the sake of their children. My book describes a wide range of resources and therapies that can help families of children with special needs and autism #Quote by May Ng
Parenting quotes by Patricia Love
#87. When a parent interferes with a child's anger response in these heavy-handed ways [ridiculing, ignoring, isolating, goading, punishing, distracting, hitting, joking], the anger increases and is redirected at the parent: now the parent is the one who's violating the child's sense of well-being by interfering with a natural and necessary outlet of emotion. Most parents stifle this secondary outburst of anger, too, only this time with more force. [...] Instead of allowing the anger to flow through the child's system the first time it's expressed, the parent unwittingly fans the anger, then dams it up. The anger becomes trapped in the little girl's stomach, muscles, and jaw, and becomes an enduring wound. #Quote by Patricia Love
Parenting quotes by Jim Gaffigan
#88. I'm not saying parenting cured my narcissism, but it changed me and continues to change me every day. I am now a teeny tiny bit less of a narcissist. Being a parent is a selfless adventure. The worldview of "Take care of yourself first" is no longer logical to a sane person if your baby wakes up hungry in the middle of the night. You can't be like, "What's that? The baby is starving? Eh, forget her, I've got to get some sleep." For me, parenting was literally a wake-up call from my own simple selfishness. In other words, I'm not quite as horrible as I used to be. #Quote by Jim Gaffigan
Parenting quotes by Amy Chua
#89. Tiger parenting is all about raising independent, creative, courageous kids. In America today, there's a dangerous tendency to romanticize creativity in a way that may undermine it. #Quote by Amy Chua
Parenting quotes by Ray Lewis
#90. Who knows what the future holds? It's all on parenting, one way or another. I don't care what level it is, it comes back to people learning how to deal with people. #Quote by Ray Lewis
Parenting quotes by Jennifer Senior
#91. We enshrine things to memory very differently than we experience them in real time. The psychologist Daniel Kahneman has coined a couple of terms to make the distinction. He talks about the "experiencing self" versus the "remembering self. #Quote by Jennifer Senior
Parenting quotes by Andy Stanley
#92. Author has developed a routine of daily emotional debriefing with his kids as he tucks them in at night. To encourage the habit of keeping uncluttered, open heart, he starts with basic questions asking whether anyone has hurt them or made them angry to help them process at an age-appropriate depth. As they mature, he will add questions. #Quote by Andy Stanley
Parenting quotes by Sarah Vowell
#93. The fact that a child that age was allowed to go out looking for the four-legged serial killer that the king has dispatched his personal gun-bearer to track down speaks of an older, hands-off parenting style. #Quote by Sarah Vowell
Parenting quotes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
#94. The Children's Hour

Between the dark and the daylight,
When the night is beginning to lower,
Comes a pause in the day's occupations,
That is known as the Children's Hour.

I hear in the chamber above me
The patter of little feet,
The sound of a door that is opened,
And voices soft and sweet.

From my study I see in the lamplight,
Descending the broad hall stair,
Grave Alice, and laughing Allegra,
And Edith with golden hair.

A whisper, and then a silence:
Yet I know by their merry eyes
They are plotting and planning together
To take me by surprise.

A sudden rush from the stairway,
A sudden raid from the hall!
By three doors left unguarded
They enter my castle wall!

They climb up into my turret
O'er the arms and back of my chair;
If I try to escape, they surround me;
They seem to be everywhere.

They almost devour me with kisses,
Their arms about me entwine,
Till I think of the Bishop of Bingen
In his Mouse-Tower on the Rhine!

Do you think, o blue-eyed banditti,
Because you have scaled the wall,
Such an old mustache as I am
Is not a match for you all!

I have you fast in my fortress,
And will not let you depart,
But put you down into the dungeon
In the round-tower of my heart.

And there will I keep you forever,
Yes, forever and a day,#Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Parenting quotes by Archibald Marwizi
#95. A leadership comfort zone brings stagnancy, deprives one of innovation, stifles growth and frustrates both the leader and the team they lead. Your personal preferences like leadership style, communication style, prejudices, habits and mannerisms must be effectively managed so that they do not work against you. You have to be careful that your strengths do not end up becoming a hindering comfort zone. Seek to lead, driven by a cause. #Quote by Archibald Marwizi
Parenting quotes by Danielle Monsch
#96. Parent could embarrass their kids during the teenage years, but only a true virtuoso could embarrass them into their twenties and beyond. #Quote by Danielle Monsch
Parenting quotes by Joyce Maynard
#97. It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself. #Quote by Joyce Maynard
Parenting quotes by James Herriot
#98. Maybe ye don't know it, Mr. Herriot, but this is the best time of your life.' 'Do you think so?' 'Aye, there's no doubt about it. When your children are young and growin' up around ye - that's when it's best. It's the same for everybody, only a lot o' folk don't know it and a lot find out when it's too late. It doesn't last long, you know. #Quote by James Herriot
Parenting quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#99. Parent should never forget the great excitement they felt for the birth of a new born into the world. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Parenting quotes by Gary Oldman
#100. There's no handbook for parenting. So you walk a very fine line as a parent because you are civilizing these raw things. They will tip the coffee over and finger-paint on the table. At some point, you have to say, 'We're gonna have to clean that up because you don't paint with coffee on a table.' #Quote by Gary Oldman
Parenting quotes by Phillip Cary
#101. A virtue is a habit that includes all of these things: actions (you take care of your child even when you don't feel like it), emotions (you are often overtaken by feelings of tenderness and delight), perceptions (you understand your little children better than they understand themselves), choices (you choose to get out of bed and go to the children's room even when you'd much rather not), and thoughts (you think differently, more thoroughly and carefully, about your children than about anyone else in the world). The habit of love includes all these things, but not necessarily all at the same time. #Quote by Phillip Cary
Parenting quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#102. Father of the fatherless sons and daughters, you should also want the best for your children. You've always been welcomed since day one (when they were conceived). However, it was your choice to be a part of their life or not. #Quote by Charlena E. Jackson
Parenting quotes by Jurgen Prochnow
#103. First you have to teach a child to talk, then you have to teach it to be quiet. #Quote by Jurgen Prochnow
Parenting quotes by Dallas Louis
#104. I'm also discovering that while they seem to believe that I do not require sleep, my husband (who also doubles as their father) has the ability to morph into an invisible and supremely evasive nocturnal being, with powers so stealthy as to evade capture by the aliens [children] that had invaded our once peaceful and quiet habitat [bedroom at night]. #Quote by Dallas Louis
Parenting quotes by Beverly K. Bachel
#105. The biggest regrets people have aren't about what they did, but what they didn't do. #Quote by Beverly K. Bachel
Parenting quotes by Cassandra Clare
#106. Alec tugged at the front of Max's sailor suit. "That's a lot of ribbons there, buddy." Max nodded sadly. "Too much ribbons." "What happened to your sweater?" "That's a fine question, Alexander. Allow me to unfold to you the tale. Max rolled his sweater in the cat litter," Magnus related. "So he could 'look like Daddy.' Thus he must wear the sailor suit of shame. I don't make the rules. Oh, wait, yes, I do." He waved a reproving finger at Max, who laughed again and tried to grab for the glitter of rings. #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Parenting quotes by Mike Brown
#107. Lilah did little more than sleep and eat and cry, which to me was the most fascinating thing in the entire universe. Why did she cry? When did she sleep? What made her eat a lot one day and little the next? Was she changing with time? I did what any obsessed person would do in such a case: I recorded data, plotted it, calculated statistical correlations. First I just wrote on scraps of paper and made charts on graph paper, but I very quickly became more sophisticated. I wrote computer software to make a beautifully colored plot showing times when Diane fed Lilah, in black; when I fed her, in blue (expressed mother's milk, if you must know); Lilah's fussy times, in angry red; her happy times, in green. I calculated patterns in sleeping times, eating times, length of sleep, amounts eaten.
Then, I did what any obsessed person would do these days; I put it all on the Web. #Quote by Mike Brown
Parenting quotes by Linda Åkeson McGurk
#108. The national curriculum for the Swedish preschool is twenty pages long and goes on at length about things like fostering respect for one another, human rights, and democratic values, as well as a lifelong desire to learn. The document's word choices are a pretty good clue to what Swedish society wants and expects from toddlers and preschoolers. The curriculum features the word "play" thirteen times, "language" twelve times, "nature" six times, and "math" five times. But there is not a single mention of "literacy" or "writing." Instead, two of the most frequently used words are "learning" (with forty-eight appearances) and "development" (forty-seven).

The other Scandinavian countries have similar early childhood education traditions. In Finland, formal teaching of reading doesn't start until the child begins first grade, at age seven, and in the Finnish equivalent of kindergarten, which children enroll in the year they turn six, teachers will only teach reading if a child is showing an interest in it. Despite this lack of emphasis on early literacy, Finland is considered the most literate country in the world, with Norway coming in second, and Iceland, Denmark, and Sweden rounding out the top five, according to a 2016 study by Central Connecticut State University. John Miller, who conducted the study, noted that the five Nordic countries scored so well because "their monolithic culture values reading. #Quote by Linda Åkeson McGurk
Parenting quotes by Larry R. Lawrence
#109. Courageous parenting does not always involve saying no. Parents also need courage to say yes to the counsel of modern-day prophets. Our Church leaders have counseled us to establish righteous patterns in our homes. Consider five fundamental practices that have the power to fortify our youth: family prayer, family scripture study, family home evening, family dinner together, and regular one-on-one interviews with each child. #Quote by Larry R. Lawrence
Parenting quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#110. We sometimes benefit way more from being lied to than the person lying to us. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Parenting quotes by L.R. Knost
#111. When we encourage new parents to 'treasure these moments because they don't last forever' we need to remember to also reassure them that they will survive these moments because they don't last forever.
Parenting is hard, and the struggles can sometimes feel like they overshadow the joys. Knowing that struggling is normal and will pass helps us get through the hard times so we can truly treasure the good ones. #Quote by L.R. Knost
Parenting quotes by Linda J. Rice
#112. Parent to glorify God, not to get your child to behave. God's sovereignty is the foundation of parenting and His glory its highest purpose. #Quote by Linda J. Rice
Parenting quotes by Ta-Nehisi Coates
#113. My parents were two-faced. To me, they showed no mercy. They preached from theBook of Fallen Children - Commandment 1: The Child Is Always Ungrateful. At eighteen, the free ride would stop, and I'd be dumped into the mess of the world. But in their private moments, they were soft, cowed by love. They critiqued their own parenting skills and thought of all the ways the could help their kids get ahead. #Quote by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Parenting quotes by Kaui Hart Hemmings
#114. I tell Esther she should ease up on lard. There's no need to mix lard in with Scottie's rice, chicken, and beans. I tell her she hasn't read the blogs. I've read the blogs. I know what Scottie should eat. #Quote by Kaui Hart Hemmings
Parenting quotes by Natalie Corbett Sampson
#115. We could adopt. there are lots of kids out there who could grow up to hate us as much as any kid we could make #Quote by Natalie Corbett Sampson
Parenting quotes by Tamora Pierce
#116. I come from a dysfunctional family, so my views of parents and parenting used to be highly mixed. #Quote by Tamora Pierce
Parenting quotes by Sandeep Sahajpal
#117. The day you accept your parents the way they are, God starts opening doors of success for you, one after the other! #Quote by Sandeep Sahajpal
Parenting quotes by John Kuypers
#118. In its highest form, not judging is the ultimate act of forgiveness. #Quote by John Kuypers
Parenting quotes by Germaine Greer
#119. What is certain is that he [the baby] has too much attention from the one person who is entirely at his disposal. The intimacy between mother and child is not sustaining and healthy. The child learns to exploit his mother's accessibility, badgering her with questions and demands which are not of any real consequence to him, embarrassing her in public, blackmailing her into buying sweets and carrying him. #Quote by Germaine Greer
Parenting quotes by Jodi Picoult
#120. I wondered how long it took for a baby to become yours, for familiarity to set in. Maybe as long as it took a new car to lose that scent, or a brand-new house to gather dust. Maybe that was the process more commonly described as bonding: the act of learning your child as well as you know yourself. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Parenting quotes by John Lennon
#121. You can't cheat kids. If you cheat them when they're children they'll make you pay when they're sixteen or seventeen by revolting against you or hating you or all those so-called teenage problems. I think that's finally when they're old enough to stand up to you and say, 'What a hypocrite you've been all this time. You've never given me what I really wanted, which is you. #Quote by John Lennon
Parenting quotes by Nancy Arroyo Ruffin
#122. Children are God's way of saving us. They give us a second chance at getting it right. #Quote by Nancy Arroyo Ruffin
Parenting quotes by Eddie  De Jong
#123. A parent knows that his or her parenting has been a success if the kids, once grown, still want to be friends. #Quote by Eddie De Jong
Parenting quotes by Charles Murray
#124. Considerable social science research has found that constant praise of children can backfire, because it so often consists of telling children how smart they are, not of praising children for the things they actually do. As a result, many children become protective of their image of being smart and are reluctant to take chances that might actually damage that image. #Quote by Charles Murray
Parenting quotes by George R R Martin
#125. There is entirely too much tut-tutting in this realm, if you ask me. All these kings would do a deal better if they put down their swords and listened to their mothers. #Quote by George R R Martin
Parenting quotes by Dennis Garvin
#126. That is the most godlike feeling a human can experience; being ignored by rebellious child. #Quote by Dennis Garvin
Parenting quotes by Brooke Hampton
#127. Speak to them as if you were on stage in front of thousands of people. Respond to them with the respect they deserve. They are our future. Guard your tongue. Be brave enough to try harder.
Let's create a childhood that our children won't have to recover from. #Quote by Brooke Hampton
Parenting quotes by Kim Bongiorno
#128. From the moment I was first pregnant, and those around me insisted that treats such as cold cuts and nail polish could cut my unborn child's potential IQ in half, I got into the habit of NOT seeking out the little things that brought me joy. Like soft cheese. And getting too close to a Starbucks.
Then my son came, and I was too busy crying while searching for his User Manual to consider a manicure or massage.
I lasted about a week as a new mom before reaching out to others in my situation online. As exhausted, cranky, and confused as I was, I needed friends.
It didn't take long for this gaggle of desperate, sleepless women to meet up in person ... #Quote by Kim Bongiorno
Parenting quotes by Michael Morpurgo
#129. When I think of Tomodachi, I think of your mother. Your mother, she too lose her baby. She lose you. That very sad thing for her. Maybe she come looking, and she not find you. You not there when she come. She think you dead for ever. But she see you in her mind. Now as I speak maybe she see you in her mind. You always there. I know. I have son too. I have Michiya. He always in my head. Like Kimi. They dead for sure, but they in my head. They in my head forever. #Quote by Michael Morpurgo
Parenting quotes by Joseph Fielding Smith
#130. Parents must try to be, or at least put forth their best efforts to be, what they wish [their] children to be. It is impossible for you to be an example of what you are not. #Quote by Joseph Fielding Smith
Parenting quotes by Hilary Flower
#131. So I entered parenting with only 3 clear goals: to love, to cherish, and to listen. - Melissa Ridge Carter #Quote by Hilary Flower
Parenting quotes by Alexandra Robbins
#132. Too many parents fail to understand that there is a difference between fitting in and being liked, that there is a difference between being "normal" and being happy. High school is temporary. Family is not. #Quote by Alexandra Robbins
Parenting quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#133. These children, who are our equals, whom we ought to consider as our models, we treat them as though they were our subjects. They are allowed no will of their own. And have we, then, none ourselves? Whence comes our exclusive right? Is it because we are older and more experienced? Great God! from the height of thy heaven thou beholdest great children and little children, and no others; and thy Son has long since declared which afford thee greatest pleasure. But they believe in him, and hear him not, - that, too, is an old story; and they train their children after their own image, etc. #Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Parenting quotes by Kamil Ali
#134. Dawn's Spawn:
Cause and Effect
Criticizing the next generation reflects on us. We hold the power to carve out good citizens who will take over the planet and wrest control from us. Step up with your hammer and chisel to create a defined character. Give up your cowardly position as friend and brave the battle of good parenting.
Kamil Ali #Quote by Kamil Ali
Parenting quotes by Howard W. Hunter
#135. Earn the respect and confidence of your children through your loving relationship with them. A righteous father protects his children with his time and presence in their social, educational, and spiritual activities and responsibilities. #Quote by Howard W. Hunter
Parenting quotes by Patricia Dsouza
#136. The abused children feel so useless within that they become more vulnerable to exploitation in the future too. #Quote by Patricia Dsouza
Parenting quotes by Carolyn Byers Ruch
#137. And Ana remembered her father's words, Say no! Run! Tell me! #Quote by Carolyn Byers Ruch
Parenting quotes by Ben Stein
#138. Screaming at children over their grades, especially to the point of the child's tears, is child abuse, pure and simple. It's not funny and it's not good parenting. It is a crushing, scarring, disastrous experience for the child. It isn't the least bit funny. #Quote by Ben Stein
Parenting quotes by Rand Olson
#139. Health is not a physical accomplishment but the manifestation of our awareness of who we are and integrity in living out of that knowledge. #Quote by Rand Olson
Parenting quotes by Dragos Bratasanu

The greatest mystery in this Universe: the relationship between us and God - is revealed on Earth in the simplest and most beautiful way: our relationship with our own children.

Do you know that "Even before He made the world, God loved you?"
You may say "That's nice" but not really grasp the deep meaning and full revelation of this truth. Think with me.

I don't have kids, but when I think of having my own children in the future, right now, years before they are conceived and born, I love them with my life and heart. Before I prepare their bedroom and their toys, I love them. In the same way God loves you. Before He made the world and anything else for you, He loved you.

Just as you love your children for life, God loves you for eternity. I love Him back. #Quote by Dragos Bratasanu
Parenting quotes by Julie King
#141. You can apply some leverage when your child is feeling energetic, "We can go to the park as soon as these blocks are put away." But when a toddler is tired or hungry, avoid a losing battle. Do it yourself for now. There will be plenty of other opportunities for your child to participate. Don't worry, this is not the last mess!! #Quote by Julie King
Parenting quotes by Charisse Montgomery
#142. Think of instinct as an unscientific, unquantifiable tool that can be used along with more concrete evaluations to make a well-rounded decision. #Quote by Charisse Montgomery
Parenting quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#143. Let us do our best whilst we live for another tomorrow is coming when whilst we are long gone, another group of people shall come to either suffer from our worst or enjoy and build upon our best. Let us run whole heatedly today with all alacrity for another generation shall come for the baton from our hands to either blame us or congratulate us on how we lived the dream and journeyed in life through the good and the bad times; another generation shall come to ponder over our footprints as a good or a bad lesson for them! Let us run with all necessary zeal such that when we hand over the baton, our next generation will have no reason but to soldier on with courage, enthusiasm and absolute commitment to get to the finishing line with a great accomplishment and a noble story worth pondering over and over! #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Parenting quotes by Mary Pipher
#144. I do believe our culture is doing a bad job raising boys. The evidence is in the shocking violence of Paducah, Jonesboro, Cheyenne, and Edinboro. It's in our overcrowded prisons and domestic violence shelters. It's in our Ritalin-controlled elementary schools and alcohol-soaked college campuses. #Quote by Mary Pipher
Parenting quotes by Dar Williams
#145. There's a marketing scheme that tells you that pregnancy and child rearing will make you into a moron, that your kids are only happy when you're buying them stuff. It's hard being a parent, but I laugh a lot and smile a lot and really enjoy it. The ratio of laughter to sadness is higher. There's part of me that wants to broadcast that. Parenting only affirmed what I already cared about, and that's good #Quote by Dar Williams
Parenting quotes by Martha N. Beck
#146. My real feeling, the one I couldn't articulate yet, was that my entire life hinged on knowing that there were people who would continue to love me unconditionally, even if I were damaged, even if I were sick. Such love was the only thing that had sustained me during the turmoil of the past months. If I eliminated my child because of his disability, if I put him out of my life, I would be violating the only thing that was keeping me alive. #Quote by Martha N. Beck
Parenting quotes by Rose Kennedy
#147. When you hold your baby in your arms the first time, and you think of all the things you can say and do to influence him, it's a tremendous responsibility. What you do with him can influence not only him, but everyone he meets and not for a day or a month or a year but for time and eternity. #Quote by Rose Kennedy
Parenting quotes by John Locke
#148. Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves poison the fountain. #Quote by John Locke
Parenting quotes by Monique Morris
#149. Black girls are likened more to adults than to children and are treated as if they are willfully engaging in behaviors typically expected of Black women - sexual involvement, parenting or primary caregiving, workforce participation, and other adult behaviors and responsibilities. This compression is both a reflection of deeply entrenched biases that have stripped Black girls of their childhood freedoms and a function of an opportunity-starved social landscape that makes Black girlhood interchangeable with Black womanhood. It gives credence to a widely held perception and a message that there is little difference between the two. #Quote by Monique Morris
Parenting quotes by Fahad Basheer
#150. Every man can provide provision to his children if he is committed and hardworking but a man who fails to enter into the depths of the mind of his children is not is father, but a master who owns a slave! #Quote by Fahad Basheer
Parenting quotes by Tony Reinke
#151. Stories arrest us. Parents use stories to capture the attention of active children. Preachers use stories to capture the attention of sleepy adults. #Quote by Tony Reinke
Parenting quotes by Kristen J. Duca
#152. It is very important to keep the communication lines flowing so that you develop mutual admiration and respect. #Quote by Kristen J. Duca
Parenting quotes by Dave Barry
#153. If you're like most members of the Baby Boom generation, you decided somewhere along the line, probably after about four margaritas, to have children. This was inevitable. Mother Nature, in her infinite wisdom, has instilled within each of us a powerful biological instinct to reproduce; this is her way of assuring that the human race, come what may, will never have any disposable income. #Quote by Dave Barry
Parenting quotes by Philippa Perry
#154. The practice of self-observation mirrors the way in which a mother observes and attunes to her baby. Self-observation is a method of re-parenting ourselves. ... What am I feeling now? What am I thinking now? What am I doing at this moment? How am I breathing? What do I want for myself in this new moment? #Quote by Philippa Perry
Parenting quotes by Seanan McGuire
#155. If something happened to Gillian, I'd rip the world down to save her, even if she spat in my face when I did. That's what parenthood means. #Quote by Seanan McGuire
Parenting quotes by James E. Faust
#156. We learn much of parenting from our own parents. My love for my father deepened profoundly when he was kind, patient, and understanding. #Quote by James E. Faust
Parenting quotes by David Frost
#157. Love is staying up all night with a sick child - or a healthy adult. #Quote by David Frost
Parenting quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#158. Children see beauty in everything. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Parenting quotes by Brene Brown
#159. What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude. #Quote by Brene Brown
Parenting quotes by Genny Monchamp
#160. Show your children God's love by loving them and others as Christ loves you. Be quick to forgive, don't hold a grudge, look for what's best, and speak gently into areas of their lives that need growth. #Quote by Genny Monchamp
Parenting quotes by Stefan Molyneux
#161. The degree to which the psychiatric community is complicit with abusive parents in drugging non-compliant children is a war crime across the generations, and there will be a Nuremberg at some point in the future #Quote by Stefan Molyneux
Parenting quotes by Muffy Mead-Ferro
#162. I wonder if we're giving our children the chance to really perform, if we're giving them and ourselves enough credit, as we pore over our parenting magazines and reference manuals. I wonder if we're getting in the way rather than out of the way, as we get sucked into the trap of competing with other parents to raise the most exceptional child. #Quote by Muffy Mead-Ferro
Parenting quotes by Amanda Peet
#163. They [Mark and Jay Duplass] both have young kids and talk about parenting all the time. So they get it. So they knew that it was a very delicate time and they knew that it was a lot. All it did was make me want to protect them from - and protect production from - any kind of burden. #Quote by Amanda Peet
Parenting quotes by Viv Albertine
#164. But somehow, without me noticing it happening, I became someone who after every failure, rejection and mistake can pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again. That life skill, the first one you need, came from my mother. So thanks to her, despite the rest of my upbringing and my awkward personality, I've survived. #Quote by Viv Albertine
Parenting quotes by Jenna Morasca
#165. Loving and parenting a dog as a single parent can create all sorts of new and unusual problems, but also new sources of joy. #Quote by Jenna Morasca
Parenting quotes by H.W. Brands
#166. Looking back on his adolescence from the vantage point of his mid-eighties, George H.W. Bush candidly admitted, "I might have been obsessed with bodies – boobs they are now called. But what seventeen-year-old kid was not? Guilty am I. #Quote by H.W. Brands
Parenting quotes by Omar Kiam
#167. Blame or credit, does not belong to the child alone. Parents, those who raised the child, must be given equal credit, or blame. That does not change, when the child is one, twenty or ninety years old. #Quote by Omar Kiam
Parenting quotes by Kathleen Kent
#168. Oh fer Christ's bloody sake Martha I didna' raise ye to be well regarded. To be liked. Any puny weak-waisted slut can be liked. I raised ye to be reckoned with. #Quote by Kathleen Kent
Parenting quotes by Bob Barr
#169. For decades, parents were told by so-called parenting 'experts' that offspring would be best raised on the belief each is special and entitled to all life has to offer. #Quote by Bob Barr
Parenting quotes by Kate Morton
#170. To abandon a child, she had once said to someone, when she thought Cassandra couldn't hear, was an act so cold, so careless, it refused forgiveness. #Quote by Kate Morton
Parenting quotes by Dick Gregory
#171. No kid in the world, no woman in the world should ever raise a hand against a no-good daddy. That's already been taken care of: A Man Who Destroys His Own Home Shall Inherit the Wind. #Quote by Dick Gregory
Parenting quotes by Debra Winger
#172. I hope to find the roles that are age appropriate but not yearning to be younger, or parenting ad nauseam. #Quote by Debra Winger
Parenting quotes by Jeannette Walls
#173. If you had weak eyes, they needed exercise to get strong. Glasses were like crutches. They prevented people with feeble eyes from seeing the world on their own. #Quote by Jeannette Walls
Parenting quotes by Dennis Miller
#174. Parenting is the easiest job to get - you just have to screw up once and it's yours. #Quote by Dennis Miller
Parenting quotes by Gabor Mate
#175. Narrow behaviourist thinking
permeates political and social policy and medical practice, the
childrearing advice dispensed by "parenting experts" and academic
discourse. We keep trying to change people's behaviours without a full
understanding of how and why those behaviours arise. "Inner causes
are not the proper domain of psychology," writes Roy Wise, an expert
on the psychology of addiction, and a prominent investigator in the
National Institute on Drug Abuse in the U.S.A.3 This statement seems
astonishing, coming from a psychologist. In reality, there can be no
understanding of human beings, let alone of addicted human beings,
without looking at "inner causes," tricky as those causes can be to pin
down at times. Behaviours, especially compulsive behaviours, are
often the active representations of emotional states and of special
kinds of brain functioning.
As we have seen, the dominant emotional states and the brain
patterns of human beings are shaped by their early environment.
Throughout their lifetimes, they are in dynamic interaction with various
social and emotional milieus. If we are to help addicts, we must strive
to change not them but their environments. These are the only things
we can change. Transformation of the addict must come from within
and the best we can do is to encourage it. Fortunately, there is much
that we can do. #Quote by Gabor Mate
Parenting quotes by Anne Lamott
#176. It is a violation of trust to use your kids as caulking for the cracks in you. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Parenting quotes by Cheryl B. Evans
#177. Sometimes the best way we can serve God is by honouring and taking care of that which has already been give to us. This, is my case, is my children. #Quote by Cheryl B. Evans
Parenting quotes by Olive Hunter
#178. Tummy Time - When a parent lays their baby on their tummy to strengthen and develop physically. Also called forgetting the child on the floor and giving it a name. #Quote by Olive Hunter
Parenting quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#179. I always envisioned myself as traveling the ocean of life in a rowboat where my mother was one oar and my father, the other. Having two good, solid oars made rowing much easier. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Parenting quotes by C.E. Morgan
#180. What she was coming to realize, but what no woman was allowed to utter aloud, was that there was no guarantee your child would be adequate compensation for the life you gave up to have it. More and more, life looked an awful lot like a hoax perpetrated on women and designated to further men's lives at the expense of their own. #Quote by C.E. Morgan
Parenting quotes by Pamela Druckerman
#181. [French] Parents see it as their job to bring the child around to appreciating this [food]. They believe that just as they must teach a child how to sleep, how to wait, and how to say bonjour, they must teach her how to eat. #Quote by Pamela Druckerman
Parenting quotes by Carl Honore
#182. Slow parents understand that childrearing should not be a cross between a competitive sport and product-development. It is not a project; it's a journey. Slow parenting is about giving kids lots of love and attention with no conditions attached. #Quote by Carl Honore
Parenting quotes by Lynne Olson
#183. If I really wanted to say or ask anything important (to her imposing father) I could not trust my tongue to get it right. #Quote by Lynne Olson
Parenting quotes by Peggy Sue Wells
#184. You can say the same thing nicely. #Quote by Peggy Sue Wells
Parenting quotes by Holly Madison
#185. I believe that many sacrifices need to be made in order to do your best as a parent, but I also believe you don't have to abandon your whole life. #Quote by Holly Madison
Parenting quotes by Maddy Malhotra
#186. If mental abuse was a punishable crime, a lot of parents would be in jail serving a long term. #Quote by Maddy Malhotra
Parenting quotes by Emily Matchar
#187. When we combine very real workplace inequalities with these romantic opt-out stories, the idea that "having it all" is a laughable goal becomes enshrined as immutable truth. And when we portray opting out as a simple matter of "choice," we ignore the systematic problems that make combining work and motherhood so difficult. #Quote by Emily Matchar
Parenting quotes by Todd Tiahrt
#188. Children that are raised in a home with a married mother and father consistently do better in every measure of well-being than their peers who come from divorced or step-parent, single-parent, cohabiting homes. #Quote by Todd Tiahrt
Parenting quotes by Beverly K. Bachel
#189. When going for your goals, staying motivated, enthusiastic, and flexible are daily deeds of daring. #Quote by Beverly K. Bachel
Parenting quotes by Dale Archer
#190. We put more emphasis on who can drive a car than on who can be a parent. And I think there ought to be mandatory parenting classes starting in high school, and you should have to have a license to be able to be a parent to explain that you don't give alcohol to kids. #Quote by Dale Archer
Parenting quotes by Barbara Sher
#191. How can families harm us when they love us? Very easily, unfortunately. Most of us overlook one important fact when we think love is enough: Love and respect aren't the same thing.
Love is fusion. As a baby, you belong to your parents, you're extension of them.
Respect is differentiation: you belong to yourself, and you're an extension of no one.
Differentiation is essential for happiness of adults. #Quote by Barbara Sher
Parenting quotes by Christopher Lasch
#192. The parents' failure to serve as models of disciplined self-restraint or to restrain the child does not mean that the child grows up without a superego. On the contrary, it encourages the development of a harsh and punitive superego based largely on archaic images of the parents, fused with grandiose self-images. Under these conditions, the superego consists of parental introjects instead of identifications. It holds up to the ego an exalted standard of fame and success and condemns it with savage ferocity when it falls short of that standard. Hence the oscillations of self-esteem so often associated with pathological narcissism. #Quote by Christopher Lasch
Parenting quotes by Herman Koch
#193. The dilemma I was faced with was one every parent faces sooner or later: you want to defend your child, of course; you stand up for your child, but you mustn't do it all too vehemently, and above all not too eloquently - you mustn't drive anyone into a corner. The educators, the teachers, will let you have your say, but afterwards they'll take revenge on your child. You may come up with better arguments - it's not too hard to come up with better arguments than the educators, the teachers - but in the end, your child to going to pay for it. Their frustration at being shown up is something they'll take out on the student. #Quote by Herman Koch
Parenting quotes by C. Everett Koop
#194. Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation #Quote by C. Everett Koop
Parenting quotes by Gary Paul Nabhan
#195. Solitude takes time, and caregivers to children have no time. Our children demand attention and need care. They ask questions and parents must answer. The number of decisions that go into a week of parenting astonishes me. Women have known for centuries what I have just discovered: going to work every day is far easier than staying home raising children...thoughtful parenting requires time to think, and parents of young children do not have time to think...One middle-aged female writing student spoke to me of feeling she lacked the freedom to "play hooky in nature"; it is an act of leisure men indulge in while women stay at home, keeping domestic life in order. Men often can justify poking around in the woods as a part of their profession, or as part of an acceptably manly activity like hunting or fishing. Women, for generations circumscribed by conventional values, must purposefully create opportunities for solitude, for exploration of nature or ideas, for writing. #Quote by Gary Paul Nabhan
Parenting quotes by Katie Hafner
#196. I usually enjoy setting up a new kitchen, but this has become a joyless and highly charged task. My mother and I each have our own set of kitchen boxes, which means that if there are two cheese graters between us, only one will make it into a cupboard. The other will be put back in a box or given to Goodwill.

Each such little decision has the weight of a Middle East negotiation. While her kitchenware is serviceable, I'm a sucker for the high end: All-Clad saucepans and Emile Henry pie dishes. Before long, I'm shaking my head at pretty much everything my mother removes from her San Diego boxes. She takes each rejected item as a personal slight – which in fact it is. I begrudge her even her lightweight bowls, which she can lift easily with her injured hand.

Here she is, a fragile old woman barely able to bend down as she peers into a low cupboard, looking for a place where she can share life with her grown daughter. At such a sight my heart should be big, but it's small, so small that when I see her start stuffing her serving spoons into the same drawer as my own sturdy pieces, lovingly accumulated over the years, it makes me crazy. Suddenly I'm acting out decades of unvoiced anger about my mother's parenting, which seems to be materializing in the form of her makeshift collection of kitchenware being unpacked into my drawers.

When I became a mother myself, I developed a self-righteous sense of superiority to my mother: I was better than my m #Quote by Katie Hafner
Parenting quotes by George W. Bush
#197. My parents never projected their dreams onto me. If they hoped I would be a great pitcher, or political figure, or artist (no chance), they never told me about it. Their view of parenting was to offer love and encourage me to chart my own path. #Quote by George W. Bush
Parenting quotes by L.R. Knost
#198. YELLING silences your message. Speak quietly so your children can hear your words instead of just your voice. #Quote by L.R. Knost
Parenting quotes by Martin L. Kutscher
#199. Forgive your child and yourself nightly. You didn't ask to live with the effects of ADHD any more than did your child. #Quote by Martin L. Kutscher
Parenting quotes by Bryce Courtenay
#200. The time we are given for parenting is so short, passes so quickly and is jumbled up with so many other priorities and disruptions that, in the end, we come to doubt that we used it in the best interests of our children. #Quote by Bryce Courtenay