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75 Parents Quotes and Sayings About Family and Support

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Parenting is not only limited to rearing your child but also about your growth. With each milestone, you learn something new and evolve as an individual. It can be a sweet dream for some or a nightmare for others. While some parents enjoy this phase, many find it tough and challenging.

Today’s article is all about parenting. We have rounded up some quotes for all the parents and parents to be, inspiring you and bringing a smile to your face. You may find these quotes very relatable.

“Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep.”-H. Jackson Brown, Jr

“There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.”-Sue Atkins

“My children are the reason I laugh, smile, and want to get up every morning.”-Gena Lee Nolin

“Having a child is like getting a tattoo … on your face. You better be committed.”-Elizabeth Gilbert

“There really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.”-Anne Lamott

“When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.”-Nora Ephron

“Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.”

“No one is ever quite ready; everyone is always caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you. And you open your eyes, look at what you’ve got, say “Oh, my gosh,” and recognize that of all the balls there ever were, this is the one you should not drop. It’s not a question of choice.” ― Marisa de los Santos, author of Love Walked In

“I came to parenting the way most of us do — knowing nothing and trying to learn everything.” — Mayim Bialik

 “Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You’ll realize this as soon as they’re born, and they start using sleep deprivation to break you.” — Ray Romano

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“The beauty of motherhood is not in the freshly pressed shirts and smiling photos we show the world. The beauty of motherhood is in the folds and creases of our lives, the grimaces and tantrums, the moments when we have to grit our teeth to get through, when we pound on windows and yell and scream and demand better of each other and ourselves.” — Robyn Passante

“Encourage and support your kids because children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” — Lady Bird Johnson

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“I feel very blessed to have two wonderful, healthy children who keep me completely grounded, sane and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an awards show just so I know to keep it real.” — Reese Witherspoon

 “Parenting without a sense of humor is like being an accountant who sucks at math.” — Amber Dusick

“Parenting is not for sissies. You have to sacrifice and grow up.” — Jillian Michaels

“Pregnancy and motherhood are the most beautiful and significantly life-altering events that I have ever experienced.” — Elisabeth Hasselbeck

“Having a baby dragged me, kicking and screaming, from the world of self-absorption.” — Paul Reiser

“I don’t think it matters how many parents you’ve got, as long as those who are around making their presence a good one.” ― Elizabeth Wurtzel

 “Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” — Matthew Jacobson

“Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child’s life and it’s like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities.” — Gary Smalley

Positive Parenting Quotes

 “The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” — Peggy O’Mara

“Motherhood has completely changed me. It’s just about like the most completely humbling experience that I’ve ever had. I think that it puts you in your place because it really forces you to address the issues that you claim to believe in and if you can’t stand up to those principles when you’re raising a child, forget it.” — Diane Keaton

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” ― Franklin P. Adams

“Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they’re fun, they do things together, they’re best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they’re going to respect Mom.” — Tim Allen

“Motherhood was the great equalizer for me; I started to identify with everybody… as a mother, you have that impulse to wish that no child should ever be hurt, or abused, or go hungry, or not have opportunities in life.” — Annie Lennox

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” — Oprah Winfrey

“People expect you to change when you become a mother, and of course my priorities changed when I had Violet. She’s number one in my life and the best thing that ever happened to me, but I still have fun. I am still myself, but that is made out to seem like I am rebelling against motherhood.” — Imelda May

 “The thing about parenting rules is there aren’t any. That’s what makes it so difficult.” — Ewan McGregor

“No matter how much time you spend reading books or following your intuition, you’re gonna screw it up. Fifty times. You can’t do parenting right.” — Alan Arkin

“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

Positive Parenting Quotes to Inspire You

“My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.” — Wilma Rudolph

“There are so many quiet times you spend as a mother that aren’t glorified but are a foundation for your kids. No matter what, there was always a thick safety net under this trapeze.” — Tina Fey

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“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” ― Benjamin Spock

 “My worst parenting moments, the ones I am least proud of, happened because I was trying to impress a bunch of strangers I’ll probably never see again.” — Janel Mills

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” — Linda Wooten

“The best advice my mom has ever given me is to never give up. She believes when one door shuts, another door opens. Always, always move forward.” — Melissa Rivers

“For me, being a mother made me a better professional, because coming home every night to my girls reminded me what I was working for. And being a professional made me a better mother because by pursuing my dreams, I was modeling for my girls how to pursue their dreams.” — Michelle Obama

 “I became the kind of parent my mother was to me.” — Maya Angelou

 “If John Lennon was right that life is what happens when you’re making other plans, parenthood is what happens when everything is flipped over and spilling everywhere and you can’t find a towel or a sponge or your ‘inside’ voice.” ― Kelly Corrigan

Really Awesome Positive Parenting Quotes

“If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.” — Jackie Kennedy

 “Having kids — the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings — is the biggest job anyone can embark on. As with any risk, you have to take a leap of faith and ask lots of wonderful people for their help and guidance. I thank God every day for giving me the opportunity to parent.” ― Maria Shriver

“To raise a child, it sometimes takes a village…but sometimes that village should shut up and mind their own business.” — Susan McLean

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“The best kind of parent you can be is to lead by example.” — Drew Barrymore

“I don’t remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” ― Anne Lamott

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future,” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Parenthood…it’s about guiding the next generation and forgiving the last.” — Peter Krause

“I looked on childrearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully interesting and challenging as any honourable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.” — Rose Kennedy

“Having children is like living in a frat house — nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.”-Ray Romano

More Parenting Quotes & Sayings

“We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves.”-Henry Ward Beecher

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.”-Jill Churchill

“The thing about parenting rules is there aren’t any. That’s what makes it so difficult.”-Ewan McGregor

“We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.”-Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Why don’t kids understand their nap is not for them, but for us?”-Alyson Hannigan

“It just occurred to me that the majority of my diet is made up of the foods that my kid didn’t finish.”-Carrie Underwood

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.”-Barbara Kingsolver

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“Mother Nature is providential. She gives us twelve years to develop a love for our children before turning them into teenagers.”-William Galvin

“Your children are not your children, they come through you, but they are life itself, wanting to express itself.”-Wayne Dyer

“On our 6 a.m. walk, my daughter asked where the moon goes each morning. I let her know it’s in heaven, visiting Daddy’s freedom.”-Ryan Reynolds

“I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”-Mitch Albom

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.”-Oprah Winfrey

Parents Quotes and Sayings About Family and Support

“There are so many quiet times you spend as a mother that aren’t glorified but are a foundation for your kids. No matter what, there was always a thick safety net under this trapeze.”-Tina Fey

“You don’t have to give birth to someone to have a family.”-Sandra Bullock

“I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom. That was my way of being a bad girl.”-Sandra Bullock

“My daughter told me I looked like a piñata and I take that as the highest compliment.”-Mindy Kaling

“I’ve been outsmarted by a toddler, how’s your Thursday going?”-Mindy Kaling

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“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”-Malala Yousafzai

“Once you’re a mom, always a mom. It’s like riding a bike, you never forget.”- Taraji P. Henson

“I came to parenting the way most of us do — knowing nothing and trying to learn everything.”-Mayim Bialik

“If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.” –Bette Davis

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” –Frederick Douglass

“One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun.” –Jane Goodall

“The best way to make children good is to make them happy.” –Oscar Wilde

“When a man dies, if he can pass enthusiasm along to his children, he has left them an estate of incalculable value.” –Thomas Edison

“Most things are good, and they are the strongest things, but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favour by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil.” –Walt Disney

“Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” –Lady Bird Johnson

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