25 Great Parenting Quotes

Partnering with parents is a big part of children and family ministry.  Here are 25 great parenting quotes to share with the parents in your ministry. 

At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents.  -Jane D. Hull

Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.  -James Dobson 

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

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. -Billy Graham 

Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them. -P. J. O'Rourke

Childhood is a short season. -Helen Hayes

There is no job more important than parenting. This I believe. -Ben Carson 

Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep.  -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you. -Nora Ephron

We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves.  -Henry Ward Beecher

We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.  -Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.  -Peggy O’Mara

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
-James Baldwin

Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. Take time with them, teach them to have faith in God. Be a person in whom they can have faith. When you are old, nothing else you've done will have mattered as much. -Lisa Wingate

Children spell love...T...I...M...E.  -Dr. A. Witham

The way we treat our children directly impacts what they believe about themselves.  -Ariadne Brill 

When in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work.  -Anna Quindlen

Childhood is messy and beautiful.  -Rachel Martin  

Our children are watching how we live far more that they are hearing what we say.  They are learning how to live by our choices, not by our words.  -L.R. Knost 

To be in your children’s memories tomorrow. You have to be in their lives today.

If a kid is happy with what they are playing with, don't mess with them.

My message is very simple. Love your kids. Just love them. Love, appreciate, show that you value them, remind them of their greatness, encourage them, respect, honor, trust, and treat them with dignity. -Eric D Greene

One day, they’ll walk in your shoes. Make sure they’re pointed in the right direction.

Your child needs your presence more than your presents.

Do you have any more parenting quotes you share with parents?  Share them with us in the comment section below.