Selected Quotes about Parenting

The first and finest lesson that parents can teach their children is faith and courage. -- Smiley Blanton

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

I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: "Checkout Time is 18 years" -- Erma Bombeck

I felt something impossible for me to explain in words. Then when they took her away, it hit me. I got scared all over again and began to feel giddy. Then it came to me — I was a father. -- Nat King Cole

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

Let your children go if you want to keep them. -- Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern. -- Richard Buckminster Fuller

Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent. -- Carl Gustav Jung

When you are a mother you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. -- Sophia Loren

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, And that's what parents were created for. -- Ogden Nash

The fact is that child rearing is a long, hard job, the rewards are not always immediately obvious, the work is undervalued, and parents are just as human and almost as vulnerable as their children. -- Benjamin Spock

The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all. -- Benjamin Spock

Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do. -- Benjamin Spock

Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth. -- Peter Ustinov

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