18 Quotes to Help You on the Path to Purposeful Parenting

by | Jun 28, 2021 | Blog, Featured, Parenting, Quotes

July is Purposeful Parenting Month! To celebrate, we combed the far reaches of the internet to pull together eighteen of our best quotes to help guide you on your journey as a parent.

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Quote 1 purposeful parenting - 18 Quotes to Help You on the Path to Purposeful Parenting

Quote 1: Children don’t say, “I had a hard day, can we talk?” They say, “Will you play with me?” – Lawrence Cohen

The meaning of discipline - 18 Quotes to Help You on the Path to Purposeful Parenting

Quote 2: Too often, we forget that discipline really means to teach, not to punish. A disciple is a student, not a recipient of behavioral consequences. – Daniel J. Siegel

Focus on a childs strengths - 18 Quotes to Help You on the Path to Purposeful Parenting

Quote 3: If you want your child to improve, focus on their strengths more than their weaknesses. – Unknown

Behavior is communication - 18 Quotes to Help You on the Path to Purposeful Parenting

Quote 4: Every child’s behavior is telling us something. Our job is to see the behavior as information, not aggravation. – Unknown

If your children fear you they cannot trust you - 18 Quotes to Help You on the Path to Purposeful Parenting

Quote 5: If your children fear you, they cannot trust you. If they do not trust you, they cannot learn from you. – Lori Petro

Children behave best when they feel most loved - 18 Quotes to Help You on the Path to Purposeful Parenting

Quote 6: Children behave best when they feel most loved. Shame isn’t a strategy to encourage good behavior; it leads to compliance and then to rebellion. – Sarah Boyd

A parents voice becomes a childs self talk - 18 Quotes to Help You on the Path to Purposeful Parenting

Quote 7: A parent’s voice becomes a child’s self-talk. Let’s wire our kids for self-compassion, not self-criticism. – Unknown

Respond to your children with love - 18 Quotes to Help You on the Path to Purposeful Parenting

Quote 8: Respond to your children with love in their worst moments, their broken moments, their angry moments, their selfish moments, their lonely moments, their frustrated moments, their inconvenient moments. Because it is in their most unlovable human moments that they most need to feel loved. – L.R. Knost

Our kids are counting on us to provide consistency and structure - 18 Quotes to Help You on the Path to Purposeful Parenting

Quote 9: Our kids are counting on us to provide two things: consistency and structure. Kids need parents who say what they mean, mean what they say, and do what they say they are going to do. – Barbara Coloroso

Avoiding power struggles with kids - 18 Quotes to Help You on the Path to Purposeful Parenting

Quote 10: Parents who pay attention can avoid power struggles, even with strong-willed kids, by empathizing as they set limits, give choices, and understand that respect goes both ways. – Dr. Laura Markham

No is not a complete thought - 18 Quotes to Help You on the Path to Purposeful Parenting

Quote 11: “No” is not a complete thought. If we want our children to learn to think like adults, we need to explain our adult thinking. Don’t command. Communicate. – L.R. Knost

We teach our kids how honest they can be with us - 18 Quotes to Help You on the Path to Purposeful Parenting

Quote 12: We teach our kids how honest they can be with us based on how we react when they tell us things we don’t want to hear. – Susan Stiffleman

How to stop aggression in kids - 18 Quotes to Help You on the Path to Purposeful Parenting

Quote 13: If we want to stop our child’s aggression, we have to stop focusing on the behavior and respond to their feelings. – Sarah Rosensweet

Parenting quote on discipline - 18 Quotes to Help You on the Path to Purposeful Parenting

Quote 14: Hitting a child doesn’t teach them that the stove or the road or the outlet isn’t safe. It teaches them that the person hitting them isn’t safe. – L.R. Knost

When a child is upset logic wont work - 18 Quotes to Help You on the Path to Purposeful Parenting

Quote 15: When a child is upset, logic often won’t work until we have responded to the right brain’s emotional needs. – Dr. Dan Siegel

Our children need to know mistakes are okay - 18 Quotes to Help You on the Path to Purposeful Parenting

Quote 16: Our children need to know that mistakes are okay, imperfections are normal, and failure is just a step on the path to success. – L.R. Knost

holding space for kids - 18 Quotes to Help You on the Path to Purposeful Parenting

Quote 17: It’s not our job to make our kids happy. They’re allowed to be upset, sad, and feel however they feel. It’s our job to hold space for all their feelings so they don’t feel alone in their distress. – Blimie Heller

Children are strenghthened by compassion - 18 Quotes to Help You on the Path to Purposeful Parenting

Quote 18: Being harder on our children doesn’t make them stronger. People are strengthened through compassion and understanding. No matter their age or gender. – Lelia Schott

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