The 40 best quotes about parenting

Updated: Jan 2, 2019

Need some inspiration? Reassurance? Humour? Sanity? The Bambino Tree has you covered with these 40 handpicked, beautiful quotes.

10 Inspirational Quotes On Parents

  1. "Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, every movement, and action affects. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than a parent.” – Bob Keeshan

  2. One of the greatest titles in the world is a parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.” – Jim DeMint

  3. “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.”- Alvin Price

  4. “There’s nothing called a perfect parent, so just be a real one.”- Sue Atkins

  5. “By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.”- Eileen Kennedy-Moore

  6. “Your children need your presence more than your presents.”- Jesse Jackson

  7. “If you have never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.” – Bette Davis

  8. “We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.”

  9. ““Children learn more from what you are than what you teach them.”- WEB DuBois

  10. “The thing about parenting rules is there aren’t any. That’s what makes it so difficult.” —Ewan McGregor

10 Quotes On Parenting Love And Care

  1. A parent’s love is made of deep devotion, sacrifice, and pain; It is endless and unselfish, and enduring come what may.”

  2. “The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.” – James E. Faust

  3. “Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.”- Ann Brashares

  4. “When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.”- Mitch Albom

  5. “A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided.”- Robert Brault

  6. “It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.”-Roald Dahl

  7. “There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.”-Henry Ward Beecher

  8. “A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.”-Helen Rice

  9. “A mother is a person who is seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.”-Tenneva Jordan

  10. “The most beautiful thing in the world is to see your children smiling and knowing that you’re the reason behind their smile.”

10 Funny Parenting Quotes

  1. “My biggest parenting conundrum: why is it so hard to put someone who is already sleepy to sleep.” – Chrissy Teigen

  2. “Parents had some kind of sin radar. They always called when you were in the middle of something you just knew they’d consider wrong. Or at least risky.”- Rachel Caine

  3. "I thought I’d never be the annoying person, but as soon as Winnie was born, I was showing iPhone snaps to a cab driver.” – Jimmy Fallon

  4. “A 2-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.”- Jerry Seinfeld

  5. “Nobody is hungrier than the kid who has been told it’s time for bed.”

  6. “Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing.”- Phyllis Diller

  7. “The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.”- Lane Olinghouse

  8. “The easiest way to shop with kids is not to.”

  9. “The only thing kids wear out faster than their shoes is their parents.”

  10. “That’s what children are for—that their parents may not be bored.” - Ivan Turgenev

10 Parent-Child Relationship Quotes

  1. “Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.”- Plato

  2. “Children learn to smile from their parents.”- Shinichi Suzuki

  3. “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

  4. “I got a lot of support from my parents. That’s the one thing I always appreciated. They didn’t tell me I was being stupid; they told me I was being funny.” – Jim Carrey

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

  6. “Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.”-Charles R. Swindoll

  7. “There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.”

  8. “Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.”- Bill Ayers

  9. “It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness than by fear.”-Terence

  10. “Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child’s life, and it’s like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities.”-Gary Smalley