20 Great Quotes About Parenting

"There is no greater leadership challenge than parenting."  Jim Rohn

If you have children, you know that quote is true.  Parenting is the greatest challenge you and I will ever face.

Here are 20 quotes that will bring inspiration, laughter, insight and support to the crazy task we find ourselves in.

"Behind every young child who believes in himself, there is a parent who believed first."  -Matthew Jacobsen

"You will never know the complete love of a parent until you become one."  -Henry Ward Beecher

"The most beautiful thing in the world is seeing your parents smiling and know that you are the cause of it." 

"You teach what you know.  You produce who you are." 

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

"Children learn more from who you are than from what you teach."  -W.E. DuBois

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

"Being a parent of a preschooler is like having a blender without the lid on it."

"If parenting came up with a GPS system.  It would mainly say recalculating."

"The days are long...but the years are short."

"Each day we make deposits into the memory banks of our children."  -Chuck Swindoll 

"Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes to drain it dry."

"Your children need your presence more than they need your presents." -Jesse Jackson

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

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

"Parenting is a life time job and does not stop when a child grows up."  -Jake Slope

"Parenets with their words, attitudes and actions possess the ability to bless or curse the identities of their children." -Craig Hill

"Good luck as you enter the 'changing' world."

"Model the behavior you want your child to have."  -Catherine Pulsifer

"Before I was a parent I had three theories about raising children.  Now I have three children and no theories about raising children." 

Your turn.  What are some great parenting quotes you have seen or read?  Share them with us in the comment section below.