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|Topic: Parent Quotes - Famous Parent
Quotes, Quotations, Sayings about Parenting and Parents
|We never know the love of a parent till we become
Henry Ward Beecher
Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up
children; now I have six children and no theories.
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
Parents are the very last people who ought to be allowed
to have children.
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and
the second half by our children.
While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people
who have them.
P. J. O'Rourke
If I had my child to raise over again
I'd build self-esteem first and the house later
I'd finger paint more and point the finger less
I would do less correcting and more connecting
I'd take my eyes off my watch and watch with my eyes
I would care to know less and know to care more
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites
I'd stop playing serious and seriously play
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars
I'd do more hugging and less tugging
I'd see the oak tree in the acorn more often
I would be firm less often and affirm much more
I'd model less about the love of power
And more about the power of love.
To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing
than a parent.
I don't think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy
bear in my crib.
I am not allowed to sing, dance, laugh or wear short skirts.
Having a teenage daughter is like living with the Taliban.
Author Kathy Lette
Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents,
gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have
children who step on their toes.
To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose
both looks like carelessness.
The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice.
They just want quiet.
They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.
This Be The Verse
Children learn to smile from their parents.
Your folks are like God because you want to know they're
out there and you want them to approve of your life, still
you only call them when you're in a crisis and need something.
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the
spirit of reverence.
To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents
and the children. Each member of the family has to become,
in a special way, the servant of the others.
Pope John Paul II
Many parents are finding out that a pat on the back helps
develop character - if given often enough, early enough, and
Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline
P. J. O'Rourke
Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents
come to a grinding halt at their conception.
Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.
Come mothers and fathers throughout the land
And don't criticize what you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agin'.
Please get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.
It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate
between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing
the vital connection between them.
Leo F. Buscaglia
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.
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.
The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a
few minutes of his time each day.
Orlando A. Battista
Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This
is the only thing that keeps some parents going.
Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a
Parents must get across the idea that "I love you always,
but sometimes I do not love your behavior."
If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see
your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of
them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body.
You are the continuation of each of these people.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Children are not our property, and they are not ours to control
any more that we were our parents' property or theirs to control.
Where parents do too much for their children, the children
will not do much for themselves.
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that
in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and
fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the
If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been
If you want a baby, have a new one. Don't baby the old one.
I believe that we parents must encourage our children to
become educated, so they can get into a good college that
we cannot afford.
To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child
when a parent dies, the past dies.
The best academy....a mother's knee.
There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent
for the child.
Henry Ward Beecher
Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall
give delight unto thy soul.
Proverbs 29. 17
The child that never learns to obey his parents in the home
will not obey God or man out of the home.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord; for this is right.
Honor thy father and mother.
Ephesians 6. 1
Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance.
If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough
with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself.
If you have never been hated by your child, you have never
been a parent.
A father's words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature
in the house.
By profession I am a Soldier and take pride in that fact,
but I am prouder to be a father.
General Douglas MacArthur
It behooves a father to be blameless if he expects his child
A mother's love is patient and forgiving when all others
are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the
heart is breaking.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
The parents exist to teach the child, but also they must
learn what the child has to teach them; and the child has
a very great deal to teach them.
To understand your parents' love you must raise children
Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children
that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur
of the trees is lost when raking leaves.
Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one
of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to
call mom and dad.
When you become a parent, or a teacher, you turn into a manager
of this whole system. You become the person controlling the
bubble of innocence around a child, regulating it.
The parent who could see his boy as he really is, would shake
his head and say: 'Willie is no good; I'll sell him.
Stephen B. Leacock
Having children makes you no more a parent than having a
piano makes you a pianist.
Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they
didn't have anything to do with it.
Dr. Haim Ginott
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves
have poisoned the fountain.
Parents have become so convinced that educators know what
is best for their children that they forget that they themselves
are really the experts.
Marian Wright Edelman
Children desperately need to know - and to hear in ways they
understand and remember - that they're loved and valued by
mom and dad.
An infallible way to make your child miserable is to satisfy
all his demands.
Some parents could do more for their children by not doing
so much for them.
Parents who are always giving their children nothing but
the best usually wind up with nothing but the worst.
He that spareth his rod hateth his son; but he that loveth
him chasteneth him betimes.
Proverbs 13. 24
Listening to parents' advice is sort of like watching commercials.
You know what's coming, you've heard it all before, it's a
big bore, but you listen anyway.
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to
decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside
There are two lasting bequests we can give our children.
One is roots. The other is wings.
Hodding Carter, Jr.
Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill
you quicker if they didn't.
Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help
you reach it faster, too.
Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin
Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare.
Beat your child once a day. If you don't know why, the child
Breast Feeding should not be attempted by fathers with hairy
chests, since they can make the baby sneeze and give it wind.
The Armchair Anarchist's Almanac.
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right,
he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
I figure that if the children are alive when I get home,
I've done my job.
Even very young children need to be informed about dying.
Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child.
This will make threatening him with it much more effective.
P. J. O'Rourke
Insanity is hereditary - you get it from your kids.
Children aren't happy without something to ignore, And that's
what parents were created for.
The thing that impresses me most about Americans is the way
parents obey their children.
Edward, Duke of Windsor
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