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  • The most rewarding aspect of parenting is seeing my children be authentic. The most rewarding thing for me is to see them do anything that they’re proud of. – Jamie Lee Curtis
  • You can make sure your kids make their beds and hang up their clothes and put their dishes in the dishwasher when you’re the one calling the shots. So, parenting alone, for me anyway, I think is almost easier, being single. – Jane Kaczmarek
  • It’s difficult to keep that perspective, I think, as a parent: to know your boundaries as to what’s good parenting or just projecting your own expectations on your kids. That’s the hardest. – Anthony Edwards
  • Edith Vonnegut behaved like a guest in her children’s lives. To her way of thinking, parenting came under the general heading of household tasks, which, as a wealthy woman, she could pay others to do. – Charles J. Shields
  • The challenging part of parenting for me is to make sure that an individual person is an individual and not some sort of cookie-cutter version of me. At the same time, I want to make sure that I impart my sense of the world as an adult. – Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Studies show that children best flourish when one mom and one dad are there to raise them. – John Boehner
  • What parent has it easy? I just never make the difficulty of it an obstacle. I just do it. – Marlee Matlin
  • 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. – Andrew J. Bernstein
  • Parenting now is a two-way relationship where you learn from each other. – Juhi Chawla
  • Single parenting is sometimes just a case of sitting around by yourself in mild despair, not knowing what to do. – Simon Van Booy
  • Attachment parenting demands not just certain actions you take with your baby but also certain emotional states to accompany those actions. – Hanna Rosin
  • To be honest, I know that a lot of Asian parents are secretly shocked and horrified by many aspects of Western parenting. – Amy Chua
  • Childhood is a short season. – Helen Hayes
  • Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain. – Martin Mull
  • Giving kids whatever they ask for is disastrous parenting. There’s no sense of something earned. I’m sorry, but when you’re 12, you don’t need a new cell phone every few months just because a new one comes out. – Ewan McGregor
  • The relation between parents and children is essentially based on teaching. – Gilbert Highet
  • Parenting is not just about you and your kid; it’s also about whomever you’re parenting your child with. So there is a kind of ‘awareness’ involved for everybody. It’s all about the way you interact with your child and participate in your child’s life. – Anna Getty
  • It’s hilarious to me that by writing an obscene fake children’s book I am mistaken for a parenting expert. – Adam Mansbach
  • My grandmother was a kind of Scarsdale, New York, society woman, best known in her day as the author of the 1959 book ‘Growing Your Own Way: An Informal Guide for Teen-Agers’ – this despite being a person whose parenting style made Joan Crawford’s wire hangers look like pool noodles. – Sloane Crosley
  • Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them. – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
  • As a rule, I try to steer clear of opinions pertaining to your parenting. I assume you’re doing the best you can, and God bless. – Emma McLaughlin
  • I thought that once we were out of the baby stage, parenting would be a breeze. – Tori Spelling
  • Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it. – Russell Baker
  • For me, conscious parenting is staying attuned to your child, being really open and in the moment. It means staying as present as possible in your own breath for the betterment of your whole family. – Anna Getty
  • The parenting bit is much harder than the acting bit. You just never know what to do. – Helena Bonham Carter
  • Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them. – P. J. O’Rourke
  • Children should have enough freedom to be themselves – once they’ve learned the rules. – Anna Quindlen
  • My guess is that good and bad parenting is spread fairly evenly across different social groups. But can you imagine Tony Blair lecturing the middle class on how to bring up their children? He is far more comfortable as a latter-day exponent of the Poor Law mentality. – Martin Jacques\
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  • Very often when you see families it’s all perfect and neat, and parenting isn’t like that. You do have constant negotiations. Things are ever developing and ever changing, and you constantly have to evaluate how you deal with your kids. – Clive Owen
  • I’m not the first to admit that raising a child in Park Slope, Brooklyn, can bear an embarrassing resemblance to the TV show ‘Portlandia.’ My wife and I try to have some ironic distance from the culture of organic, chemical-free parenting, but we’re often participants. – Adam Davidson
  • Women are individuals in parenting, and why not? – Erica Jong
  • Parenting is not for everybody. It changes your life. Especially when they’re little. – Tori Amos
  • Sleeping is one of the more private aspects of parenting; it happens in a quiet room, whereas eating is a more public aspect of parenting. Other people can see it and compare it to what their kids eat. – Adam Mansbach
  • Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. – Charles R. Swindoll
  • Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise… specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine. – Allan Bloom
  • There are 80 million moms in the United States. Forty million stay at home with their children. – Andrew Shue
  • I told my kids when they were little, ‘Look, kids, your mother and I are screwing you up somehow. We don’t understand how, or we wouldn’t do it. But we’re parents. So somehow we’re damaging you, and I want you to know that early. So just ignore me when I go to that part of my parenting.’ – Pat Conroy
  • In parenting, as in judging, the days are long, but the years are short. – Don Willett
  • How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child’s board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted. – Walter Scott
  • I have a neuroscience background – that’s what my doctorate is in – and I was trained to study hormones of attachment, so I definitely feel my parenting is informed by that. – Mayim Bialik
  • I think a generation ago, dads went to work, they came home, and they had their dinner, had a drink, and then went to bed. I don’t know what it was like in your house, but that is how it was in mine. I think it is cool to have the dads in the trenches and doing the real parenting work. – Zach Cregger
  • Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life. – Muriel Spark
  • Parenting is the hardest thing I have ever done. I tried to find the balance between the strict, traditional Chinese way I was raised, which I think can be too harsh, and what I see as a tendency in the West to be too permissive and indulgent. If I could do it all again, I would, with some adjustments. – Amy Chua
  • My dad was not super-intentional in his parenting. He was very self-absorbed. I won’t say mean or selfish per se, but very self-absorbed. I think he was just thinking out loud. – Angela Duckworth
  • Nobody ever becomes an expert parent. But I think good parenting is about consistency. It’s about being there at big moments, but it’s also just the consistency of decision making. And it’s routine. – Sebastian Coe
  • My parenting style is probably like that of my parents, because you do how you learn. My mother was very nurturing and loving, but very stern. She was a disciplinary. My dad was also very loving. – Kym Whitley
  • I think I’m going to have to live vicariously through my daughter’s rebellion because I certainly never did go through adolescence. – Brooke Shields
  • You learn that there’s no right way to do it, no wrong way to do it. It’s just what you feel comfortable with, to trust that, and don’t let anybody box you in to a certain style of parenting or make you feel a certain way about what your kids do. – Stephen Curry
  • I think that good parenting should allow children to be children. That naivety and slightly open way of looking at the world is very valuable. – Robert Winston
  • I sort of feel like people are not that honest about their own parenting. Take any teenage household; tell me there is not yelling and conflict. – Amy Chua
  • A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it. – Frank A. Clark
  • I do not think there was anything abusive in my house. Yet, I stand by a lot of my critiques of Western parenting. I think there’s a lot of questions about how you instill true self-esteem. – Amy Chua
  • Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime. – Red Skelton
  • Don’t judge other people. For example, if you want God’s anointing to be on you for parenting, you need to be careful not to criticize other parents. – Joyce Meyer
  • I don’t think children’s inner feelings have changed. They still want a mother and father in the very same house; they want places to play. – Beverly Cleary
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  • My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood, but it didn’t because parenting can only be learned by people who have no children. – Bill Cosby
  • My work makes me a better mom. It gives me a little door to step out of my parenting and bring the excitement from my day back home. – Christie Brinkley
  • Attachment parenting is not a passive parenting style. – Mayim Bialik
  • I have this blanket thing about giving parenting advice to parents, and that’s: ‘Don’t take other people’s advice on parenting.’ – Drew Lachey
  • The secret to success, to parenting, to life, is to not count up the cost. Don’t focus on all the steps it will take. Don’t stare into the abyss at the giant leap it will take. That view will keep you from taking the next small step. – Regina Brett
  • I am always trying to evolve, so I like to read parenting books and things like that. – Kourtney Kardashian
  • No work-family balance will ever fully take hold if the social conditions that might make it possible – men who are willing to share parenting and housework, communities that value work in the home as highly as work on the job, and policymakers and elected officials who are prepared to demand family-friendly reforms – remain out of reach. – Arlie Russell Hochschild
  • I would love to have kids one day. In fact, I’m pretty good with them. I grew up with five half-siblings, the youngest of whom is 11 years younger than me, so I think I learned some pretty cool parenting skills quite early on in life. – Matthew Perry
  • That’s my ideal day, time with my boys. – Kenny G
  • If you’re asking your kids to exercise, then you better do it, too. Practice what you preach. – Caitlyn Jenner
  • I get whatever placidity I have from my father. But my mother taught me how to take it on the chin. – Norma Shearer
  • 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.’ – Gary Oldman
  • I’ve decided the secret of parenting is benevolent neglect. – Barry Humphries
  • There is no job more important than parenting. This I believe. – Ben Carson
  • Never raise your hand to your children – it leaves your midsection unprotected. – Robert Orben
  • We all, as parents, are laughing at ourselves and helicopter parenting and saying, ‘This isn’t the way we were parented; we were allowed to run free.’ When I talk to my friends, we are all fascinated by what we are doing, but we can’t seem to stop ourselves. – Liane Moriarty
  • My parents were divorced when I was a young teenager, and I was raised by a single mother after that. So, I understand the difficulties that families have. I understand single parenting. – Michele Bachmann
  • 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. – Michael Spence
  • I’m not a parenting expert. In fact, I’m not sure that I even believe in the idea of ‘parenting experts.’ I’m an engaged, imperfect parent and a passionate researcher. I’m an experienced mapmaker and a stumbling traveler. Like many of you, parenting is by far my boldest and most daring adventure. – Brene Brown
  • Parenting is an impossible job at any age. – Harrison Ford
  • A lot of kids have parents who say, ‘Music is hard; maybe you should come up with a Plan B.’ Whenever I hear that kind of ‘advice,’ I think it’s bad parenting. I was lucky to have a parent who assured me it was a possibility to pursue music. – Gerald Clayton
  • Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. – Ogden Nash
  • The uncertainty of parenting can bring up feelings in us that range from frustration to terror. – Brene Brown
  • I love, love, love being an actor – it’s still the hardest and scariest thing I do, outside of parenting. But I’ve always been someone who likes a busy day. – Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day. – Taylor Hanson
  • I think that the ideal of parenting can make people unhappy. It’s that this lie that they’re being told by society that parenting is one thing – and when parenting is something completely different – that’s what makes them unhappy. – Jessica Valenti
  • We’re living in a time when parenting is not at all mirroring the way I was parented. For me, I just followed my parents around on their errands; when they were busy on the phone, I was quiet. It’s a different kettle of fish these days: They run the house, and you listen to their music, and you go to their appointments. – Edie Falco
  • We must return optimism to our parenting. To focus on the joys, not the hassles; the love, not the disappointments; the common sense, not the complexities. – Fred G. Gosman
  • There are times as a parent when you realize that your job is not to be the parent you always imagined you’d be, the parent you always wished you had. Your job is to be the parent your child needs, given the particulars of his or her own life and nature. – Ayelet Waldman
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  • It is a sad commentary of our times when our young must seek advice and counsel from ‘Dear Abby’ instead of going to Mom and Dad. – Pauline Phillips
  • My husband’s a pediatrician, so he and I talk about parenting all the time. You can’t raise children who have more shame resilience than you do. – Brene Brown
  • My kids love it. I thought I was the coolest dad in the world when I got to be in a Bond film, but ‘Harry Potter’, too? Well, I think I qualify for a medal for exceptional parenting or something, don’t you? – Robbie Coltraine
  • 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
  • Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • Parenting is difficult under any circumstances, and in my father’s view, to raise a morally upright and honest child, you sometimes have to lie to him. – W. Bruce Cameron
  • I don’t claim to know everything about parenting, but I do know parents do their children a disservice by constantly sugarcoating their shortcomings to protect their feelings. – LZ Granderson
  • Having children with someone is the real bond. – Francesca Annis
  • When it comes right down to it, developing a critical sensibility about parenting isn’t really about disapproval; it’s about honing your own sensibilities, figuring out how you want to parent. – Adam Mansbach
  • No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas, purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent. – Marcelene Cox
  • Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. – Plato
  • Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur. – Alvin Toffler
  • The government cannot overcome bad parenting. What our leaders can do is publicly condemn irresponsible parental behavior in vivid terms. – Bill O’Reilly
  • If there is any truth to my parenting the dreamwork movement, it comes from the power of the press. – Henry Reed
  • The Golden Rule of Parenting is; do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you! – Louise Hart
  • It’s a huge change for your body. You don’t even want to look in the mirror after you’ve had a baby, because your stomach is just hanging there like a Shar-Pei. – Cindy Crawford
  • When I was a kid, my mother’s parenting style teetered between benign neglect and intense bouts of violence. – Ariel Gore
  • There’s this constant guilt that comes with parenting. You always feel like you’re never enough. If you’re confident in your parenting, you probably suck at it. – Nia Vardalos
  • If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed. – Luther Burbank
  • A parentologist is a person who writes a book about parenting that is very clear about answers to, ‘How am I supposed to raise my child?’ Some of these well-intentioned people may be a bit too sure-footed on the sometimes slippery slope of parenting. – Clyde Edgerton
  • There’s nothing to be gained, and much to be lost, in trying to bend every child to match a one-size-fits-all notion of what it means to be a boy or girl of a specific age. Better to set a few parameters and then go with the flow. Call it ‘jazz parenting.’ – Ezekiel Emanuel
  • Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age. – Jennifer Aniston
  • The thing about parenting rules is there aren’t any. That’s what makes it so difficult. – Ewan McGregor
  • I think letting babies cry it out is barbaric. Why would parenting stop when it’s dark outside? You can’t expect a baby to know that he’s supposed to sleep just because we want to go to bed. – Holly Combs
  • I learned that life is about the people around you and the people you give back to. That’s what parenting is: You’re not there for yourself; you’re there for your offspring and everyone else around you. – Conrad Anker
  • I have three daughters, so I can’t be as tough as I want to be. When you have kids – especially daughters – they know how to work you. They’re a lot smarter than we are, that’s for sure. But I’ll be more tough on their boyfriends. – Tim McGraw
  • Parents are key when it comes to keeping kids off drugs. Good parenting is the best anti-drug we have. – Mel Carnahan
  • To me, Slow parenting is about bringing balance into the home. Children need to strive and struggle and stretch themselves, but that does not mean childhood should be a race. Slow parents give their children plenty of time and space to explore the world on their own terms. – Carl Honore
  • I want to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I don’t even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours. – Rita Rudner
  • My mother was the influence in my life. She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate triumph of justice and hard work. She believed passionately in education. – John H. Johnson
  • I grew up with no money. My kids will grow up with a lot of money and so it’s really important to me, and it will always be a part of my parenting, to keep them conscientious and connected socially to other people. – Ryan Phillippe
  • Smaller families mean we have more time and money to lavish on each child. Parents are more anxious because small families give them less experience of parenting and put their genetic eggs in fewer baskets. – Carl Honore
  • 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.’ – Stephen Colbert
  • The parenting style that is good for grit is also the parenting style good for most other things: Be really, really demanding, and be very, very supportive. – Angela Duckworth
  • Kids are fat because of lack of parenting. – Ben Shapiro
  • If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much. – Jackie Kennedy
  • We expect teachers to handle teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, and the failings of the family. Then we expect them to educate our children. – John Sculley
  • We had a kid. The kid was awesome. She didn’t fall asleep easily. We complained about it. We got frustrated. But we didn’t look for an out. We just accepted that this was part of parenting. – Adam Mansbach
  • If two very different people pool their DNA, they’ll create more genetic variety, and their young will come to the job of parenting with a wider array of skills. – Helen Fisher
  • The truth about parenting is that the reality of our lives needs to be enough. – Jessica Valenti
  • I love to read books that focus on parenting topics because there are so many different ways to do things. I find these books offer a lot of great opinions on many different subjects. – Kourtney Kardashian
  • Ah, the power of two. There’s nothing quite like it. Especially when it comes to paying utility bills, parenting, cooking elaborate meals, purchasing a grown-up bed, jumping rope and lifting heavy machinery. The world favours pairs. Who wants to waste the wood building an ark for singletons? – Sloane Crosley
  • Success for me its to raise happy, healthy human beings. – Kelly LeBrock
  • Most moms and dads, they want to be good moms and dads. But it’s an incredibly hard job when you are stressed out, when you are poor, when your life is in chaos. And giving them some of the tools to be better parents, to whittle away at that parenting gap, gives those kids a much better starting point in life. – Nicholas Kristof
  • I’ve become sort of an accidental advocate for attachment parenting, which is a style of parenting that… basically, the way mammals parent and the way people have parented for pretty much all of human history except the last 200 years or so. – Mayim Bialik
  • Being a mother of two myself – and two small girls – I think that single parenting is hard. – Sarah Clarke
  • Don’t reward bad behavior. It is one of the first rules of parenting. During the financial cataclysm of 2008, we said it differently. When we bailed out banks that had created their own misfortune, we called it a ‘moral hazard,’ because the bailout absolved the bank’s bad acts and created an incentive for it to make the same bad loans again. – Eliot Spitzer
  • I have a shallow understanding of what it means to be alive, and I know certain things about parenting and being a wife and doing the school run. I know little bits, but I’m really a paddler on a beach. – Tamsin Greig
  • While not impossible, it is especially challenging for teenage parents to develop bonds with their children. A high percent of them were themselves children of teenage parents and have never experienced appropriate parenting. – Jane Fonda
  • I come from a dysfunctional family, so my views of parents and parenting used to be highly mixed. – Tamora Pierce
  • I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home. – Robert Orben
  • I hope to find the roles that are age appropriate but not yearning to be younger, or parenting ad nauseam. – Debra Winger
  • 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. – Jodi Benson
  • Gerard and I pretty much share all parenting responsibilities, although I’m definitely the disciplinarian. – Shakira
  • Tell me how a person judges his or her self-esteem, and I will tell you how that person operates at work, in love, in sex, in parenting, in every important aspect of existence – and how high he or she is likely to rise. The reputation you have with yourself – your self-esteem – is the single most important factor for a fulfilling life. – Nathaniel Branden
  • Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking. A child is more likely to smoke when they have been raised in the environment of a smoker. – Christy Turlington
  • We’ve had bad luck with our kids – they’ve all grown up. – Christopher Morley
  • My parents were definitely on the incentive side of parenting. Like, they told me that my father had learned to read when he was three. So, of course, I thought I had to, too. – Chelsea Clinton
  • 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 isn’t just parenting your own child. – Lewis Black
  • 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. – Carl Honore
  • I’m doing a lot of parenting work and acting as a spokesperson. I have a clothing line and a line of toys. – Josie Bissett
  • From politics to parenting, Christians have something to say. – Monica Johnson
  • 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. – Bob Barr
  • Parenting is no sport for perfectionists. – Andrew Solomon
  • 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. – Rose Kennedy
  • My son was five months old, and I built a makeshift studio in my living room so that I could do the attachment parenting approach and write the record at the same time. That was fortuitous, that we could build that in the house. – Alanis Morissette
  • Growth doesn’t hurt. This is what I’ve learned. In the end, it doesn’t hurt. It hurts while it’s happening. But in the end, you know, for life, for parenting, and for the arts, it’s not a bad – not a bad thing to try for. – Laura Dern
  • Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own. – Doug Larson
  • We go into parenting, and we discover that we don’t have the answers. We are at a loss. – Julia Cameron
  • I think Lincoln had a unique parenting style. He let his kids run free and wild. – Steven Spielberg
  • Parenting is tough. – Kate Middleton
  • In Los Angeles, parenting is a competitive sport. From Beverly Hills baby boutiques to kids’ yoga classes, L.A. fuses high style, industrial-strength materialism, and parental outsourcing into our own unique version of child-rearing. – Shawn Amos
  • I’m trying to break any chain of negative parenting that I might have survived. – Eddie Vedder
  • My approach to parenting is that everything is open – everything. I’m not very good at covert, or subtle, and I’ve had to learn timing. I do blunder in a bit. – Dawn French
  • No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly. – Miguel de Cervantes
  • We criticize mothers for closeness. We criticize fathers for distance. How many of us have expected less from our fathers and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of us always let them off the hook? – Ellen Goodman
  • Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride. – Ron Taffel
  • Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process. – John F. Kennedy
  • Society should see parenting as a public health issue and help parents to bring their children up feeling loved. We have birthing classes, but no parenting classes. The latter is desperately needed if we are to avoid self-destruction. – Bernie Siegel
  • I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood. – Susie Bright
  • Dad was a strict disciplinarian and would give us a wallop with a wooden spoon if we were out of order. But we really respected him – he didn’t try to be our best friend. – Stephen Mangan
  • You know, parenting is so personal. And we’re all afraid that we didn’t quite get it right. And it feels like the stakes are so high. By we – what if we made a mistake? – Amy Chua
  • Here’s a confession: I hate parenting books. I hate the ones that are earnest and repetitive. – Bruce Feiler
  • Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. – Carl Jung
  • The Internet is just bringing all kinds of information into the home. There’s just a lot of distraction, a lot of competition for the parent’s voice to resonate in the children’s ears. – Phil McGraw
  • As soon as you become a parent, everyone gives you their parenting advice. It’s like an onslaught of information about how other people do it. – Essie Davis
  • Should kids check phones at dinner? I don’t know. To me, that’s a parenting choice. – Sundar Pichai
  • Parenting is one of the hardest jobs on earth. – Jennifer Aniston
  • I’m a parent, especially when you’ve had the intense parenting the way I had. It’s all in the bank. It’s all in the great experience bank. Those are your secrets. That’s the stuff that makes your work rich, that’s what you dip into. – Hector Elizondo
  • The basic idea that incentives can be used to motivate behavior is a powerful one. It works for employees, and it has a clear place in parenting, as anyone who has tried to potty-train a recalcitrant toddler with sticker rewards knows. – Emily Oster
  • Parenting involves two separate activities. You have to change your child in that you need to educate your child and instill moral values in them. But you also need to celebrate your child for who he or she is and make them feel really good. – Andrew Solomon
  • I’m worried about parents who aren’t parenting. – Barbara Bush
  • Everywhere, people are discovering that doing things more slowly often means doing them better and enjoying them more. It means living life instead of rushing through it. You can apply this to everything from food to parenting to work. – Carl Honore
  • My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it. – Quentin Crisp
  • Mom and Dad would stay in bed on Sunday morning, but the kids would have to go to church. – Lynn Johnston
  • I’m endlessly fascinated by parenting, marriage, my wife and the ins and outs of marriage. – Rob Delaney
  • Parenting classes should be mandatory, whether you are adopting or not, and would include an evaluation of your current physical, mental and financial state as well as how ready you are to take on the rigors of parenthood. Our children are our most precious natural resource, and there is absolutely no other way to parent but to put them first. – Dale Archer
  • I’m afraid the parenting advice to come out of developmental psychology is very boring: pay attention to your kids and love them. – Alison Gopnik
  • What lingers from the parent’s individual past, unresolved or incomplete, often becomes part of her or his irrational parenting. – Virginia Satir
  • I would like to do another piece of fiction dealing with a number of issues: Lesbian parenting, the 1960’s, and interracial relationships in the Lesbian and Gay community. – Audre Lorde
  • I think parenting is very different now. We’re totally governed by our children! – Andy Serkis
  • I’m not a parenting expert by any means, but I’ve been interviewing and writing about kids for almost 20 years. – Nancy Jo Sales\
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  • Some have said that ‘Frankenstein’ is a story of a bad parenting giving rise to a troubled child. – Dave Morris
  • I adore my family. I don’t love their politics. I think they’re wonderful parents. They were dreadful at parenting. – Alexandra Fuller
  • Love is staying up all night with a sick child – or a healthy adult. – David Frost
  • Ironically, parenting is a shame and judgment minefield precisely because most of us are wading through uncertainty and self-doubt when it comes to raising our children. – Brene Brown
  • I’ve been lucky enough to live through all the things that are supposed to give meaning to our lives, like parenting, grandparenting, art, celebrity. All these things you expect meaning to come from, and sometimes it comes when you’re not expecting it. – Alan Alda
  • People who choose not to have kids do so because they respect the job of parenting so much that they know not to take it on if they know it’s not something that they’re up for, and I don’t know what to be a bigger tribute to parenting than that. – Meghan Daum
  • The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets, but no one but me cleans the kitty litter. – Meryl Streep
  • We learn much of parenting from our own parents. My love for my father deepened profoundly when he was kind, patient, and understanding. – James E. Faust
  • My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood, because it was full of gladness and good humanity. – Roberto Benigni
  • I had three children while doing a show, as demanding as ‘Good Morning America,’ so this is – you know, it’s almost like I’m less daunted about motherhood, and parenting at this point in time. And I think I’m just much more fit and healthy than I was 20-years-ago. – Joan Lunden
  • For me, Twitter works best as a way of taking pictures of being stuck in traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge. If people really want to read really funny quips about life, parenting, and pop culture, then by all means read Michael Ian Black’s tweets. – Michael Showalter
  • Relationships are complicated no matter what style of parenting you choose. – Mayim Bialik
  • I think we’ve moved to thinking of parenting and pregnancy as something in which you should lose yourself. – Emily Oster
  • I’m hosting weekend retreats all over America. It is like a 24-hour slumber party for moms. We laugh, eat, play games, get massages, win prizes, talk about parenting and even cry a bit. – Lisa Whelchel
  • The well-being and welfare of children should always be our focus. – Todd Tiahrt
  • I’m torn about late parenting. I believe people should spend their twenties living and having fun and not having any regrets later. I also think people in their thirties generally make better parents but so many of my friends are having trouble – myself included – as fathers get older. – Eric McCormack
  • I set out to write an anti-parenting parenting book. – Bruce Feiler
  • If I feel good about my parenting, I have no interest in judging other people’s choices. If I feel good about my body, I don’t go around making fun of other people’s weight or appearance. We’re hard on each other because we’re using each other as a launching pad out of our own perceived deficiency. – Brene Brown
  • Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws. I love it when they come to visit now. They can hold the baby and I can go out. – Matthew Broderick
  • It’s hard enough to work and raise a family when your kids are all healthy and relatively normal, but when you add on some kind of disability or disease, it can just be such a burden. – Patricia Heaton
  • I want to speak directly to the audience, to say, ‘I’m like you – I’m frustrated, I’m not an expert, I don’t have a manual on parenting, I make mistakes, I’m selfish too.’ – Bernie Mac
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  • I’m not a parent, but it seems to me the nature of parenting is contingent, full of unexpected challenges – which is one of the wonderful and amazing things about it. – Stacey D’Erasmo
  • Do you want to be an artist and a writer, or a wife and a lover? With kids, your focus changes. I don’t want to go to PTA meetings. – Stevie Nicks
  • Loving and parenting a dog as a single parent can create all sorts of new and unusual problems, but also new sources of joy. – Jenna Morasca
  • Parenting is the most important job on the planet next to keeping Gary Busey off the nation’s highways. – Dennis Miller
  • Kids are a great analogy. You want your kids to grow up, and you don’t want your kids to grow up. You want your kids to become independent of you, but it’s also a parent’s worst nightmare: That they won’t need you. It’s like the real tragedy of parenting. – Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Mothers – especially single mothers – are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation’s children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families’ well-being. – Evan Bayh
  • I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. – Sigmund Freud
  • Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children. – Princess Diana
  • Parenthood always comes as a shock. Postpartum blues? Postpartum panic is more like it. We set out to have a baby; what we get is a total take-over of our lives. – Polly Berrien Berends
  • A mother who is really a mother is never free. – Honore de Balzac
  • Modern parents want to nurture so skillfully that Mother Nature will gasp in admiration at the marvels their parenting produces from the soft clay of children. – George Will
  • Whether I’m running, working, relating, parenting, learning – whatever I’m doing, I want to surround myself with people who push me. – Kristin Armstrong
  • I feel sure that unborn babies pick their parents. – Gloria Swanson
  • Many people think that discipline is the essence of parenting. But that isn’t parenting. Parenting is not telling your child what to do when he or she misbehaves. Parenting is providing the conditions in which a child can realize his or her full human potential. – Gordon Neufeld
  • The gain is not the having of children; it is the discovery of love and how to be loving. – Polly Berrien Berends
  • We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching. – Roy L. Smith
  • Being a father of three children and grandfather to nine, I do think that this thing called ‘parenting’ is becoming increasingly difficult. – Craig T. Nelson
  • The science can tell you that the thousands of pseudo-scientific parenting books out there – not to mention the ‘Baby Einstein’ DVDs and the flash cards and the brain-boosting toys – won’t do a thing to make your baby smarter. That’s largely because babies are already as smart as they can be; smarter than we are in some ways. – Alison Gopnik
  • I think parenting these days is definitely different from when a lot of people grew up. As much blame as we give a lot of our kids for what they’re not doing… I also try to give them as much credit for dealing with things that we didn’t have to deal with. Bullying was one on one and face to face. Now it’s all over the Internet. – Nelly
  • 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
  • What feeling is so nice as a child’s hand in yours? So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp. – Marjorie Holmes
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  • Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. – Robert Fulghum
  • Parenting is not for sissies. You have to sacrifice and grow up. – Jillian Michaels
  • Whatever needed to be done, I need to know how to do it just as well as my wife. You know, for us to be able to really balance the parenting. It was very humbling, and it was also, um – terrifying. Because, you know, giving a baby a bath for the first time is one of the scariest things you can do on this whole earth. – Jason Isbell
  • I’d just as soon stay home and raise babies. – June Allyson
  • Autism is a neurological disorder. It’s not caused by bad parenting. It’s caused by, you know, abnormal development in the brain. The emotional circuits in the brain are abnormal. And there also are differences in the white matter, which is the brain’s computer cables that hook up the different brain departments. – Temple Grandin
  • I don’t think my father considered allowing a teenager to follow his dreams was necessarily good parenting, or even parenting. I think he thought I was a teenager with teenage impulses. I’m pretty sure he knew that if he just let me follow those impulses, it would wind up being very expensive and perhaps even life-endangering. – W. Bruce Cameron
  • Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father. – Gloria Steinem
  • 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. – Amy Chua
  • Parenting is meant to be just a natural part of life. You just think you know how to do it but, of course, it’s much more complicated than that. – Essie Davis
  • Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don’t get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely satisfying. I find you don’t have to do as much, like you don’t go on as many outings. – Hugh Jackman
  • I think there are many ways to raise great kids. From what I can tell, Ayelet Waldman’s kids are interesting, strong, and happy, and if that’s the case, that’s good parenting. – Amy Chua
  • The way I was parented did affect my parenting – probably in the reverse. My dad was pretty strict, and the next generation probably wants to be less strict. – Alan Thicke
  • As a housewife, I feel that if the kids are still alive when my husband gets home from work, then hey, I’ve done my job. – Roseanne Barr
  • I realize that of all people, I am no expert on parenting or marriage. – Mika Brzezinski
  • Being a chef isn’t the ideal career to intersect with parenting, but I try to be in my kids’ lives as much as possible. – Wylie Dufresne
  • Becoming a mother has been the best thing ever for me. It’s become my life’s work. Not just parenting, but sharing information and encouraging other women to be receptive to the basic nature of motherhood. – Anna Getty
  • It’s really hard to figure out what they need to know. And that’s parenting, in general. It’s hard to figure out what would benefit your kids and what would just make them needlessly frightened. – John Ross Bowie
  • No, I’ve never wanted kids. But I do read about parenting a lot. – Fiona Apple
  • Kids are soft these days, period, end of the story in every respect. People coddle them too much. I’m sick of that; it’s irresponsible parenting. Taking care of them is one thing, but turning little boys into little girls because you’re coddling them so much, kids need to have experiences on their own. – Bill Goldberg
  • Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision. – Denis Waitley
  • I came to parenting the way most of us do – knowing nothing and trying to learn everything. – Mayim Bialik
  • Parenting a pre-teen is quite something. – Melissa Rivers
  • The children who are ‘our future’ will inherit a world created not just by parental devotion but by the sort of zealous, focused endeavors that can preclude good parenting. – Virginia Postrel
  • Parenthood and family come first for me, and when I’m not working I’m cool with the Teletubbies. – Clive Owen
  • Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted. – Garrison Keillor
  • The more we learn, the more we will be confronted with decisions that we’ve never had to make before about life, about death, about parenting. – Riccardo Sabatini
  • In my experience (I am the lone father of an eight-year-old boy who lost his mother when he was one year old), parenting is the most difficult of all jobs: forget your chief executives, editors, prime ministers and the like – parenting is far more challenging. – Martin Jacques

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