While there are many quotes on parenting across the internet, some of them I have found to be either distasteful or inappropriate, and that’s why for our website we have included our own quotes in parenting. Some are funny, some are profound, but all of them have something that resonates with parents and the sometimes overwhelming task of bringing up children.
So here are our favorite Top 20 quotes on parenting
Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them. – P.J. O’Rourke
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
Having children is like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up. – Ray Romano
We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future. – President Franklin D. Roosevelt
We spend the first 12 months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next 12 months teaching them to sit down and shut up. – Phyllis Diller
We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves. – Henry Ward Beecher
There really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child. – Anne Lamott, Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year
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
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. – Franklin P. Adams
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires. – Dorothy Parker
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings. – Brian Tracy
Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories. – John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647-1680)
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. – James Baldwin
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. – Erma Bombeck
I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them. – Phyllis Diller
Your children are not your children, they come through you, but they are life itself, wanting to express itself. – Wayne Dyer
To bring up a child in the way he should go – travel that way yourself. – Josh Billings
Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society. – Benjamin Franklin
No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal. – Bill Cosby
Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Hopefully these quotes on parenting have made you stop what you are doing, step back from life for a moment, laugh a little and realize that parenting is the most important, most challenging and most rewarding job on the planet. You might laugh a little, but be inspired to become the best parent you can possibly be.
And I trust that your parenting has been challenged by these funny and profound quotes on parenting.