25 Great Quotes About Parenting

Being a parent is one of the most challenging and rewarding adventures you will go in life.

And parenting is not something you ever stop doing.  Yes, your role will change as your child grows and matures, but you will always be a part of your child's journey - even when they are adults.

Whether you are a brand new parent or you have kids who are grown up, you will always play an important part in your child's life.

One of the greatest things you can do as a ministry leader is to encourage and equip other parents that are on the journey as well.  Your ministry for parents is just as important as your ministry for their children.

Here are 25 great quotes that you can share with parents to encourage them along the way.

An inheritance is what you leave for your kids.  A legacy is what you leave in your kids.

Discipline and correction is not something you do to your children.  It's something you do for your children.

I used to have 3 great theories about raising children.  Then I became a parent and now I have 3 children and no theories about raising children.

We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.  -Chuck Swindoll

Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first. -Matthew Jacobson

Children learn more from who you are than from what you teach.

Being a single parent is not a life full of struggles but a journey for the strong. -Meg Lowery

To be in your child's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.  -Barbara Johnson

Once you sign on to be a mother, 24/7 is the only shift they offer. -Jodi Picoult

Parenthood...it's about guiding the next generation and forgiving the last. -Peter Krause

This is my most important role.  If I fail at this, I fail at everything. -Mark Wahlberg

There is nothing that moves a loving father’s soul quite like his child’s cry.

Our children are watching us live and what we are shouts louder than anything we can say.

Whatever you would have your children become, strive to exhibit in your own lives and conversation.

Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.

There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.

You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once.

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.

Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves. -Elbert Hubbard

Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.

Children need models rather than critics.  -Joseph Joubert

Your children need your presence more than your presents.

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. 
At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.
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