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Best Parenting Quotes To Inspire Tired & Furious Parents

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When parenting seems complex and confusing, these parenting quotes will motivate you to be better, do better, and parent better. As parents, it’s our responsibility to provide a better culture to our kids. 

A baby grown with love will eventually have the traits of a loving human being— they will be naturally humble, respectful, caring, and loving.

Easier said than done, right? While we do try to keep our patience and calm senses intact, there are times we lose our sanity and show a side of ourselves that we might regret later as a parent. 

As a parent myself, I find it delusional to believe that parents don’t ever lose their calm. I’m not going to lie; in reality, I have had multiple episodes of breakdown, fury, anger, and inappropriate behavior as a parent. 

Parenting is bound to get tiring and frustrating— the constant dilemma to control your anger, 24*7 work hours, no proper sleep or rest, no proper diet or self-love will eventually turn you into a miserable person. 

To be a better parent, you need to be more sensitive towards your own feelings, emotions, and health. While doing that, you will not only teach your kids the importance of self-love and self-care, but you will also nourish yourself to become a more stable and focused parent.

However, how you move forward at times like this can change and handle multiple crises. 

  • Separate yourself from the source of anger. It can be your kids, husband, relatives, or friends. 

 

  • Use a secluded place to scream out your anger. Don’t bottle down your feelings because it will not only hurt you and your baby in the long run.

 

  • Once you scream everything out, give these 100 Inspiring parenting quotes another glance to settle down a bigger parenting picture and why you chose it! 

You will often find yourself at the other side of the land, where the grass isn’t greener with rainbows and butterflies. At times like these, read these positive parenting quotes and curve them into your heart to not lose focus and your parenting aspects. 

 

What is an excellent quote to encourage someone?

 

Having unrealistic parenting goals and high standards will eventually burden you down. Every good-motivation-talk must always include the reality that recites through every parenting journey— 

  • Your child’s natural behavior may turn out to be somewhat spoiled despite all the ethics you put forward, 

 

  • Their arrogance picked up by other family members, 

 

  • Their lousy excuses, etc. 

With or without a proper upbringing, kids will throw tantrums over the most minor things, cry their hearts out, and scream dominance. Keeping everything in vision, a good quote will help you breathe and understand. A lousy excerpt will take you down along with your kids 

  • “It was your decision to have kids, suck it up, and stick to it.” 

No, these pep talks to ‘suck it up’ are mostly futile, and it usually concludes the hardship of parenting in a whiff. You don’t want a pep talk to be so unkind. No, a good quote must empathize with you and bring out positivity. 

  • “I know parenting is so hard on you, but I want you to remember the good bits— 

Your baby’s tiny, fragile mind yearning to learn the world, 

their colorful creativity, 

their innocent curiosity, 

their strength & power, 

their doe eyes, 

their beauty, 

their existence, etc. 

Thank you for going through so much pain to provide a new life to this world. I admire you so much!”

“There’s no such thing as a perfect parent, so just be a real one.” A good quote will involve your and your child’s health, not any other way around. 

 

 

What Are The Best Parenting Quotes

Best parenting quotes

So, what do I do when I lose the complete composure of my senses? I read about the little things and read these quotes frequently to enhance my lost patience and wisdom. I hope these best parenting quotes help you just as much! 

  1. Be the parents you always wanted to have.” 

Of course, our parents did more than they could for us. However, it doesn’t defy the fact that there were many untold paths and conversations you wish you could have had with your parents. The generation gap further loosens your connection, and those boundaries create multiple relationship barriers. 

So, as a parent, try to provide your child with space, flexibility, and connection for a change. Try to put yourself in their shoes before you make their decisions for them. Above everything, our kids are their own people, not yours, and not the world’s. So, let them have their freedom and guide them through life. 

 

  1. Children will always walk on the path you’d show them. Make sure you take them to a road of healing, love, forgiveness, empathy, and sympathy.”

Fill your child’s mind with creativity, colors, rainbows, monsoon, stars, the moon, and every beauty that there is to acknowledge. Nature heals and teaches love. However, don’t paint a false world. Don’t excuse yourself when they ask you real questions or talk about their pain and problems. Don’t disregard their emotions and call it childish. It will break their heart. 

As a parent, don’t introduce them to violence or aggressive behavior. They will learn and inflict it on others. Show them the language of love and forgiveness. Play with them, dance with them, paint with them, and sing with them. 

 

  1. “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” 

It’s no lie that parenting is the toughest task one willfully chooses. The hardship will burn you down mentally, physically, and emotionally. But, there’s no denial in the fact… that it would be the most beautiful struggle you will ever witness.

 

  1. “Be the parent your child is proud of and inspires to become.”

Your son would learn more from examples than from your advice. Words do have an effect, but kids learn more through actions at such a tender age. They do what they see. So, make sure you choose your moves correctly. Don’t just treat your kids right; treat everyone around you right— your spouse, parents, the poor, the young, the old, and the animals around. 

 

  1. “There’s no way to be a perfect mom, but a million ways to be a good one.”

How can I be a better parent quotes

Don’t tire yourself from ungodly expectations. Be natural and spread love. Give yourself time along with your baby— both your health is important. 

 

  1. “A kiss on the head, hug to soothe their heart, cozy cuddles at night, and pampering all the way along.” 

Start their morning with a kiss and end their nights with another kiss. Between the two, kiss them throughout the day. Let love be in the air all the time. 

 

  1. “The best gift you could ever give to a child is your honest time.”

Of course, you want to pamper your child with cute little toys because they deserve the world and all the worldly goods. With all those game cards, stationery goods, toys… your kids want your sweet presence, your smiles, and your happiness. So, smile with them, spend time with them, and grow together with them. 

 

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

Your child is brand new to this world; everything they learn will be through you. So, teach them the importance of self-care balanced with selflessness, build their confidence and make them believe that they can win the world over with their strength. 

Don’t put a stop to their creativity and let them explore, appreciate their willingness, and be proud of every growth they go through. It will build their confidence and self-belief. 

 

  1. “Motherhood has taught me the meaning of living in the moment and being at peace.”

Inspirational parenting quotes

That’s why we all long to be kids again— kids don’t worry about the future, the society, the world, worldly issues, and things they don’t have control over. I constantly used to worry about everything— the bills and the future. 

After giving birth to my daughter, Kaveri, I have started to live in the moment. With her, I don’t think about anything but her. With her, I’m naturally happy and free of anxiety. Kids really are god-sent angels. 

 

  1. “We learn more from our kids than they learn from us. Their eyes hold the world.”

Kids teach us passion, how to laugh without reason, how to smile, how to show love without saying a word. I have learned more self-love from my daughter than my own age of maturity. 

 

  1. “Listen to your child speak and address. Let them express their thoughts, help them raise their voice and opinions.”

We often scold kids for their actions but never look beyond the reason behind them. Instead of jumping to conclusions, let them explain their reasoning. Talking things out and understanding their mindset will help you parent them better.

No matter how ridiculous and childish their thoughts might sound, it’s essential to listen to them. They are not adults; they wouldn’t understand why you yelled at them. However, they would know if you sit with them and talk. 

 

  1. “Good character is not formed in a week, or month. It’s created little by little, and day by day. Protracted patience is needed…”—Heraclitus

Patience is the key to virtue. 

Your kids are kids, after all, and they might not remember every righteous thing you tell them. So, continue to let them know again and again with the same patience. It’s a process of growth, and growth takes time. 

Don’t scold them for repeating the same mistakes again and again. No, correct them every time they make a mistake, and fix them with love and patience. 

 

  1. “If you cannot respect your kids when you are frustrated. Don’t expect your kids to respect you when they are frustrated.”

Respect goes both ways— don’t expect your kids to respect unless you cannot reciprocate that same respect. Don’t teach your kids to respect their elders… no, teach them to respect everyone naturally. However, make sure you let them know to fight their own battles if disrespect is projected towards them. 

Don’t allow your kids to bow down to disrespect. No, teach them to fight their own battles with love and power.

 

  1. “Take time to hug, and let your kids let go first.” 

Kids understand the physical language of love more than words. So, constantly pamper them with sweet kisses and hugs. Reassure them, and they will be confined to you.

 

How Can I Be A Better Parent Quotes

There might be a thousand different opinions on the subject. Elders might advise you to be strict and disciplined, while younger parents might advise you to choose a path of submissiveness to a kid’s demands.

What would you choose? Indeed, not the either mentioned above. You cannot parent a child on a whip, and similarly, you cannot spoil them with materials. So, what to do? I say, go with your motherly and parenting instincts. 

  • Examine your behavior— If you are harsh on your kids; be more gentle. If you don’t give enough time to your kids, take some time out for them. If you are too cornered by your kid’s demands, exert a system that benefits both parties.

 

  • Examine your kid’s behavior— If they are angry. Instead of being mad, try to understand their behavior. Teach them modesty and generosity with calm and patience if they are always demanding. Frequently visit orphanages, homeless roads and donate as much as you can. 

The following how can I be a better quotes will inspire you to achieve this.

  1. “The way we talk to our kids becomes their inner voice.”

It goes the same way as “you become what you eat.” Feed them anger and frustration, and they will become just that. Make sure you speak the language of love at all times.

 

  1. “Forcing ethics and morals on your kids is like asking newborn nestlings to fly.”

No, you need to guide them through the journey. Just because they were born with wings doesn’t mean they know how to fly. Teach them the basics— how to open those wings, swing them, and flap them to fly in the wind. That’s not all, until they are ready— take care of their wings, brush them, clean them, and appreciate them. 

Once your kids are ready to fly— dive with them and be there to support the fly/fall. Teach your kids how to fight against the storm and silence. Simply asking your kids to follow morales without any explanation is like pushing a newborn nestling off the hill without any flying knowledge whatsoever.

 

  1. “Your efforts to always be a good parent means that you are already a better parent.”

Success does not lie in results, it lies in effort. Being the best is not so important, doing the best is all that matters. Your continuous efforts will help you do better and be better every new day. 

 

  1. “Explore your child’s creativity with them and be as enthusiastic about it as they are.”

Co-curriculum activities are just as equally important as studies at school. Don’t pressurize your kids for academic studies. Instead of forcing studies on them, raise their interests in a better way

Try to introduce them to every creative activity—painting, playing, dancing, sports, acting, surfing, and so much more!

 

  1. “When the power of love overcomes the love of power; the world will know peace.”

Love will develop a never-ending bond between the two of you. On the other hand, harsh voices or strict behavior will loosen the knot and increase distance in your relationship. Instead of using power to dominate your kids, use the power of love— and watch your kids reciprocate that love forever.

A relationship built on love will last forever. While teenage years might distance you from your kids, they will come around once the hormones sober down. Believe in the process and outcomes of love.

 

  1. “To become a better parent, you must become a better person first.”

It’s futile to teach kids about things you, yourself, haven’t learned yet. So, before you go ahead and try to moralize your kids— prepare yourself first. Of course, it’s a lengthy journey to become better; you can always continue to do it with your child. Together, you both can learn and grow.

 

  1. “In parenting, empathy is… seeing with the eyes of your kids. Listening with the ears of your kids and feeling with the hearts of your kids.”

Your kids look at the world differently. They see butterflies, smiles, laughter, blue skies, and unicorns, with innocence in their eyes. They wouldn’t understand worldly concepts at such a tender age. So try to think the way your kids think and try to see with their sight.

 

  1. “Feed their curiosity and watch them evolve.”

 

  1. Instead of introducing your kids to society and stigmas, introduce them to traveling, nature, and the world.

Everyone wants their kids to be happy, successful, and intelligent. Most of them take the wrong journey to provide kids with wisdom and knowledge— solely schooling and academics. 

However, school and studies aren’t the only media for knowledge— traveling is more significant in enlightening kids’ curiosity and experiences. 

Don’t wait for a certain age to start traveling. No, you can start traveling as soon as the baby arrives. They might not understand things, but the experience remains with them forever.

 

  1. “Don’t try to protect your kids from problems. Instead, help them to fight their own battles.” Don’t take their struggles lightly.”

Teaching your kids how to fight their own battles will provide them confidence and their own voice in the crowd. Kids raised with constant protection will need you forever to get out of their issues. Their lives will always be complicated because they will continuously need support.

A kid who is taught to fight his own battles will always find a way out of struggles, misery, and difficulties. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t support your child when they are at it. Be their backbone forever! 

 

  1. “Give them the power to choose.”

Choices will make things easier for you as a parent. Kids are more willing to do something of their choice— it’s in their human nature.

 

  1. “Understand the generation gap that may arise between you and your kids, and enact accordingly.”

 

  1. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

 

Here are a few more quotes to be a better parent: 

  1. “Being a mother is learning strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fear you didn’t know existed.”
  2. “Parents are the first teachers to their kids, and you hold the responsibility for their present, future, ethics, and creativity.”
  3. “Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.”
  4. “You kids will forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
  5. “It’s easier to build up a child than repair an adult.”
  6. “Treat a child as though he’s already the person he’s capable of becoming.”
  7. “Be flowers to their thorns, wings to their broken heart, rainbows to their gray sky, and love to their growing heart.”
  8. “It’s easy to yell and subdue their voice, but it’s easier to sort things out with love.”
  9. “What’s life without a bit of struggle here and there.”
  10. “Positivity is a choice.”

There’s no doubt in the fact that parenting demands more than what we can give. Sometimes, life as a parent is almost difficult to live. At times like these, look at the positive side. The grass might not be greener all the time, but withering is essential for new saplings to grow. So, breathe and let go! 

  1. “The struggles you are in today are developing the strength you’ll need tomorrow.”
  2. “Kids are like trees, you nurture them, and they will flourish. You cease to love them; they will wither.”
  3. “Saying ‘I love you’ heals wounds you never knew existed.”
  4. “Using violence won’t train your kids. However, it would teach them to use violence to get things done their way.”
  5. “You can be a mess and still be a good mom. We are allowed to be both.”

Being messy doesn’t equate to being bad. After all, chaos withholds eternal beauty. Being messy adds to the motherly charm of your existence. Don’t let the world poke you into decency. On the other hand, don’t forget to love and take care of yourself.

  1. “To start being a good parent, stop listening to what criticism others have to put forward. Believe in your capabilities.”
  2. “It’s never too late to start parenting the right way. You are not late. For all I know, the realization is just on time.”

 

Inspirational Parenting Quotes

We often forget what a magical gift parenting actually is amidst all the parenting hustle. I mean… Do we ever sit and ponder about the life-giving facts? Women can create a whole living being inside their body, and people don’t call it magical enough? I beg to differ, sir. 

I always knew giving birth is phenomenal, but actually witnessing it up close was crazy, bewildering, and magical. If you have always wanted to become a parent, do it! It’s difficult, but every ounce of struggle is worth it! Here are 15 inspirational parenting quotes for parents and the to-be mothers/fathers! 

  1. “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.”
  2. “The heart of a father is a masterpiece of nature.”
  3. “Every daughter adds a little sparkle in her dad’s life.”
  4. “Dads are the most ordinary men turned by their daughter’s love into superheroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers.”
  5. “Making the decision to have a child— it’s momentous. It’s to decide to forever have your heart go walking around outside your body.”
  6. “For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is my daughter,” 
  7. Yes, motherhood is a gift, but individuals must never forget that it’s also stressful, draining, and exhausting. It’s a strength, but it tires you physically, mentally, and emotionally. During pregnancy and afterwise, it’s completely okay to not be okay! It’s also completely okay to seek professional and personal help. Nobody should tell you otherwise. 
  8. “We come from different roots and different trees, but our hearts are bound as one.” (Quotes for step-son/step-daughter.
  9. “You are the sun that never fades and the moon that never wanes in my life. Shine on, my child.” 
  10. “The best days in life are neither before nor after me; they are beside me, with you… my son.”
  11. A parenting poem to warm your hearts:

“As I swing the rustic cradle, called your bed, 

Your coos of giddiness fill my heart. 

There’s nothing more soothing than your innocent voice and peaceful existence.

I move to clean the mess, and you call for my presence instantly. 

You cry to see my face and feel my aura. 

Baby, my sweet little love, do you miss me already? 

You probably do. I’m sorry if I misunderstood your intentions. 

I know the world is brand new to you, and a little scary to lose my sight. 

But, I promise to remain close to you…

…Always, protecting and loving you. 

Your momma will forever and ever 

Swing your cradle and sing sweet night to you.

For me, your birth has been a gift, 

And I’ll cherish it with love, passion, devotion, and dedication.” 

  1. Another poem to heal: 

“It’s in the little things that I have found love, 

The way you hold onto me with your dainty hands,

Or the way you continue to look at me with your doe eyes. 

The silence has never been so comforting, 

And honestly… Your screams do the same magic. 

Our eyes meet, and you tell me a million stories, 

You giggle, blink, and giggle again,

As if it’s the easiest thing to do— to simply laugh without reason. 

More than anything, you have taught me how to breathe without a constant burden,

To smile naturally.

To laugh…

To be happy.”

  1. “You are quite literally amazing as a parent— it’s crazy to take care of another life and share your love wholly. I’m amazed and proud of you. Are you? You should be!”
  2. “Tantrums are not bad behavior. Tantrums are an expression of emotions that become unbearing for your child. No punishment is required. What your child needs is compassion, loving and caring hands to unload in.”
  3. “The best security blanket a child can have is for parents to respect each other.”

 

Bad Parenting Quotes

Bad parenting quotes

Intentionally or unintentionally, sometimes, parents get toxic and take wrong steps, resulting in bad parenting. Please remember that giving birth to your kids doesn’t give you ownership of their existence. 

Also, parents might act and behave in the same manner their parents did or apply the same rules/regulations/norms they grew up in. This is a primary toxic trait while parenting. Growing up, you need to erase every ill-thought perception projected towards you by your parents, society, friends, and relatives like:

  • Lying to get away: If your child doesn’t trust you enough, they will try to lie to get away from any situation. Yelling/scolding or grounding them won’t help you, but building that trust between your children and yourself will definitely strengthen that bond and avoid miscommunication or lies. 

 

  • Wanting to spend time with friends: Make sure you teach your child how to truly live. Nobody wants a life that’s dull and mundane. Balance their life with studies, fun, liveliness, and happiness. Show them fun, enjoyment, and happy times— that’s what life is about, that’s what you should teach your kids— to live the most content life. 

 

  • Conflicting opinions aren’t wrong; for all we know, it’s better: Parents directly conclude “opposition to perception” to be a sign of bad behavior. However, it’s only natural for kids to have their own opinion and perception. Generations change, and so do the thought process. Make sure you give yourself space to adjust to new agendas and accept them willfully. 

The following bad parenting quotes will point you to areas you are not doing right as a parent and inspire you to do better.

  1. “If mental abuse was a crime, a lot many parents would be in jail serving a long term”— Maddy Malhotra

It’s a shame that our law doesn’t reflect enough upon mental health and mental abuse. Studies have shown its adverse effect on our physical health, especially in kids. Kids who go through continuous mental abuse grow with multiple mental traumas that may never heal without professional help. These kids are primarily scared in nature, timid, self-conscious, and submissive to further crime.

On the other hand, some kids might become abusive themselves in self-defense. There’s a high possibility for such kids to become psychopaths or criminals. 

Here are some red-flag mental abusive traits in parents:

  • Creating a toxic environment of power, violence, degradation/ridiculing, unkind behavior, zero affection, no love, and constant inferior complex.
  • High expectations, 
  • showing constant disappointment and dissatisfaction, 
  • burdening kids with ungodly targets.
  • pressurizing for everything 
  • No love or signs of affection
  • Keeping kids away from fun activities, friends, family.
  • comparison 

 

  1. “Being a parent doesn’t give you the right to bad manners.”— Rosalind Wiseman
  2. “It’s hurtful to watch bad parenting being normalized in/by our society.” What’s sadder is to acknowledge the fact that people praise and continue to uplift such toxic ideologies.

3.  “The hardest job kids face these days is learning manners without seeing any.”—Fred Astaire.4.  “Today’s troubled homes are made by parents who want children but don’t want their children to have parents.”—Agona Apell

Positive Parenting Quotes

Positive parenting quotes

Here are some positive quotes to shower yourself with compassion

  1. “To be in your child’s memory tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.”—Barbara Johnson

 

  1. “The point of parenting is not to have all the answers before we start out but instead to figure it out on the go as our kids grow. Because as they do, so will we.”—Bridgett Miller

 

  1. “While we teach our kids all about life, our kids teach us what life is all about.”—Angela Schwindt

 

  1. “Free your children’s potential, and you will transform them into the world.”—Maria Montserri

 

  1. “Parenthood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you would have.”— Joan Ryan.

 

Mom Parenting quotes

Kudos to all the mothers out here mothering like a pro; we are proud of you! Here are some quotes to bless your day with positivity:

  1. “If I have seen anything close to divinity—it’s in the face and being of my mother.”

 

  1. “Some appropriate adjectives for mothers are: God-sent divinity, angel, nature, beauty, supreme, and powerful.”

 

  1. “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of the rainbow”— Maya Angelou. 

 

  1. “He didn’t know that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark.” J.K. Rowling. 

 

  1. “Mother is the name for Gods in the lips and hearts of children.”— William Shakespeare

 

  1. “She is quite literally the most beautiful unworldly creature I have ever seen in my life.”

 

  1. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends here.”

 

  1. “Mother’s love is the fuel that enables humans to do the impossible.”—Marion C.

 

  1. “There’s lasting influence and power in motherhood.”— Julie B. Beck

 

  1. “Being a mother has made me so tired and so happy.”

 

Funny Parenting Quotes

Responsibilities cannot be all to parenthood. True, and parenting is just as equally fun! Imagine the most adventurous journey of your life and then witness children surpass the threshold with their screams and laughter.

  1. “It’s all fun and games until your kid dirties the diaper for the 40th time.”

 

  1. “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands to this date?”— Milton Berle

 

  1. “The quickest way for a parent to get their child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.”—Lane Olinghouse

 

  1. “I thought I’d never be that annoying parent, but as soon as winnie was born, I was showing iphone snaps to every cab driver.”— Jimmy Fallon

 

  1. “Having a two-year-old kid is like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.”

 

  1. “Silence is golden unless you have kids, then silence is just suspicious.”

 

  1. “Those moments you hope your child’s sass will help them lead a company and not a gang in prison.”

 

  1. “People who say they sleep like babies don’t actually have them.”— Leo J. Burke

 

  1. “Sometimes, my son thinks something terrible would happen if he stopped making constant fart noises.”

 

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

 

  1. “Hi, my daughter is late for school because she can zip her jacket by herself.”

 

  1. “I love when my kids tell me they’re bored. As if the lady standing in front of a full sink full of dirty dishes is where you go to get ideas about how to have a good time.” Thank you! 

 

  1. A good meme for a hearty laughter: 

 

Me: Have screaming children hanging off every limb…

The cashier: “HAVE you heard about our REDCard?”

 

  1. “Being a mom means having to choose between eating, showering, or sleeping. You cannot do all three in one day.”

 

  1. “Parenting without a sense of humor is like being an accountant without knowing anything about math.”

 

  1. “You can learn many things from their children. How much patience do you have, for instance.”

 

  1. “You know your life has changed… when going to the grocery store seems and feels like a vacation.”

 

  1. “Having one child makes you a parent. Having two of them makes you a referee.”

 

  1. “The moment when you go in to check your baby and their eyes pop open. So, you drop to the floor and crawl out of the room with ninja sheath.” Welcome to the parenting war zone adventurous. 

 

  1. “I used to have functioning brain cells then I traded them to have children.”

 

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