Parenting is both rewarding and one of the toughest jobs out there. Being a parent means holding the destiny of a tiny person in the palm of your hand. What we do with our kids today will most certainly shape their future.
However, parenting is no easy feat. So, if you’re worried that you’ve done something wrong or made a mistake, know that there isn’t a caregiver out there who hasn’t botched it in some way.
That being said, if you are looking for a little parenting inspiration, look no further! Below you’ll find ten of our most powerful parenting quotes!
Quote 1: “Respond to your children with love in their worst moments, their broken 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.”
Quote 2: “Your phone won’t feel bad if you don’t pay attention to it. It won’t care if you haven’t played with it for a while. It won’t mind if you don’t hold it. Your cell phone will be small forever; your child will not.”
Quote 3: “Remember, no matter the problem, kindness is always the right response. When your child is having a problem, stop, listen, then respond to the behavior. The behavior can be addressed later, after the need has been met, because only then is the door to effective communication truly open.”
Quote 4: “Because children grow up, we think a child’s purpose is to grow up. But a child’s purpose is to be a child.”
Quote 5: “Challenging behavior occurs when the demands and expectations being placed upon a child outstrip the skills they have to respond.”
Quote 6: “Children don’t say, ‘I had a hard day. Can we talk?’ They say, ‘Will you play with me?’”
Quote 7: “Beneath every behavior there is a feeling, and beneath each feeling there is a need. When we meet that need rather than focusing on the behavior, we begin to deal with the cause not the symptom.”
Quote 8: “In your most challenging parenting moments, take a deep breath and try to remember that the moment your child is at their most challenging is the moment your child is struggling with the most challenges.”
Quote 9: “Getting angry and yelling at or hitting a child for being angry, yelling, or hitting is like throwing mud at a muddy child and expecting it to get them clean. Showing adult self-control and responding with compassionate guidance is like a gentle shower of wisdom bathed in love. Parent, don’t punish.”
Quote 10: “One day your child will make a mistake or a bad choice and run to you instead of away from you. In that moment, you will know the immense value of picking and choosing your battles with your teen.”