45 Parenting Quotes on Love that Knows No Bounds

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When the kids are being impossible and you just feel so down, do you know what you need? These inspiring and relatable parenting quotes.

Parenting can be the most natural thing in the world, yet can also be the hardest. It’s tricky — that’s one way to describe the rollercoaster of events and emotions that is parenting. One minute you’re exhausted and feeling like you’re in your least appealing self then genuinely happy and content the next.

There’s not a single word to describe how it is to be a parent. Just that being one allows you to feel and give love even during the toughest of times.

Here are 45 parenting quotes to remind you that whatever challenges you’re experiencing as a parent, you’re not the only one. And that humor may be the best way to deal with frustrations as you go along.

At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents. – Jane D. Hull

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

There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one. – Sue Atkins

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Your children need your presence more than your presents. – Jesse Jackson

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

The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways. – Russel Barkley

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If we continually try to force a child to do what he is afraid to do, he will become more timid, and will use his brains and energy, not to explore the unknown, but to find ways to avoid the pressures we put on him. If, however, we are careful not to push a child beyond the limit of his courage, he is almost sure to get braver. – Unknown

Having a child is like getting a tattoo … on your face. You better be committed. – Elizabeth Gilbert

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Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. – James Baldwin

You spend years wishing your parents would get off your back, only to realize they’re the only ones who ever really had your back. – Unknown

Remember: You are not managing an inconvenience. You are raising a human being. – Kittie Frantz

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What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love. – Nicholas Sparks

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all. – Benjamin Spock

It seems I’ve officially lost my mind. I think my kids ran away with it. – Unknown

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I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. – Sigmund Freud

Making the decision to have a child—it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body. – Elizabeth Stone

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Whatever you would have your children become, strive to exhibit in your own lives and conversation. – Lydia H. Sigourney

All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. – Erma Bombeck

A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on. – Carl Sandburg

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Having children is like living in a frat house—nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up. – Ray Romano

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

One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun. – Jane Goodall

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The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice. – Peggy O’Mara

I really love my kids for about six minutes a day. – Michael Ian Black

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It’s amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower or vacuum cleaner. – Ben Bergor

Becoming a mom to me means you have accepted that for the next 16 years of your life, you will have a sticky purse. – Nia Vardalos

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. – Unknown

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Like all parents, my husband and I just do the best we can, and hold our breath, and hope we’ve set aside enough money to pay for our kids’ therapy. – Michelle Pfeiffer

There should be a children’s song: ‘If you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep. – Jim Gaffigan

Every child is gifted, they just unwrap their packages at different times. – Unknown

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In bringing up children, spend on them half as much money and twice as much time. – Unknown

Parenting without a sense of humor is like being an accountant who sucks at math. – Amber Dusick

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. – Franklin P. Jones

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Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it. – Harold Hulbert

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. – Oprah Winfrey

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone. – Billy Graham

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Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The kind of man who thinks that helping with the dishes is beneath him will also think that helping with the baby is beneath him, and then he certainly is not going to be a very successful father. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Never do for a child what he is capable of doing for himself. – Elizabeth Hainstock

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The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

What’s a good investment? Go home from work early and spend the afternoon throwing a ball around with your son. – Ben Stein

Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy. – Robert A. Heinlein

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I’m not going to have a better day, a more magical moment, than the first time I heard my daughter giggle. – Sean Penn

Children learn more from what you are than what you teach. – W. E. B. Du Boi

Encourage and support your kids because children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. – Lady Bird Johnson

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