Ten of Our Favorite Quotes on Parenting

Parenting is an all-encompassing, life changing journey. Some days are filled with joy and connection with your children while others make it easy to lose hope. Below are quotes for parents in any stage of this journey:

 

“There is no way to be a perfect parent and a million ways to be a good one.” -Jill Churchill

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.

— Joyce Maynard

We’re all imperfect parents, and that’s perfectly okay. Tiny humans need connection, not perfection.

— LR Knost

“Meet every thought, person and situation you encounter today with the spirit of a child at play.” – Dawson Church

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.

— Carl Jung

Speak with your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become.

— Brooke Hampton

“No parent is always conscious, gentle, positive, peaceful, and authentic. We have to choose to be and practice moment by moment, day after day. The more we practice, the stronger we grow.” -Lelia Schott

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

Having a parent who listens creates a child who believes he or she has a voice that matters in this world.

— Rachel Macy Stafford

“When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it’s our job to share our calm, not join their chaos.” -L.R. Knost

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