Parents Quotes

Parents Quotes
Parents Quotes:

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

Parents are the very last people who ought to be allowed to have children. -H.E. Bell

While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about. -Angela Schwindt

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

The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them. -Frank A. Clark

Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes. -Chinese Proverb

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. -Anne Frank

A child, like your stomach, doesn’t need all you can afford to give it. -Frank A. Clark

A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease. -Elizabeth Gaskell

Having children makes one no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist. -Michael Levine

You must not expect old heads upon young shoulders. -English Proverb

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

Stop trying to perfect your child, but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him. -Dr. Henker

The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children. -Clarence Darrow

The sooner you treat your son as a man, the sooner he will be one. -John Dryden

There are no illegitimate children – only illegitimate parents. -Leon R. Yankwich

The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears. -Ellen Goodman

Adolescence is perhaps nature’s way of preparing parents to welcome the empty nest. -Karen Savage & Patricia Adams

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain. -John Locke

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. -Elizabeth Stone

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    • sheri
    • February 17, 2011
    Reply

    Let your hopes for your children outweigh your fears….I so needed that tonight…..worrying over grown children

    • Lee
    • February 19, 2011
    Reply

    Hi Shawn, being a parent is never easy, so much has changed over the years. I found your quotes most interesting.

    I have some thoughts I would like to share with you:~

    Being a parent:
    Love is the most important ingredient; you also need patience, understanding and compassion. The child needs to trust you, they need to know you are there to protect them and help them grow into a healthy and happy individual. It is important to be able to explain all things in a way the child or adolescent can understand, remembering they do not have the same knowledge or experience as you the parent has had so they cannot relate to what you the parent is saying, Showing them examples they can relate to helps them to understand. Let them know that whatever choices they make in their lives they all have consequences, they need to always choose wisely. Teach them that decision need to be thought out, not to jump in and then have regrets. If insure they should talk to someone they respect. Children need to listen with an open mind that is what learning is all about.

    Most of the time a little discipline is all you need to make sure that kids stay on the right road in life. Children need support in order to survive in the “real world”. Parents are the only ones that can give them support in the begging of their lives. Children will need emotional support to face some of the problems earlier in their life, because of sheer lack of experience. Not knowing how to solve some of the life’s problems would only help them get hurt. That’s when the parents play the key role in their life.

    Wishing you a wonderful week!

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