11 Parenting Quotes to Ponder

“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

“To be in your children’s memories tomorrow,

You have to be in their lives today.” 

― Barbara Johnson

“I don’t remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” 
Anne Lamott

“…the love, respect, and confidence of my children was the sweetest reward I could receive for my efforts to be the woman I would have them copy.” 

― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

“Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; 

now, I have six children and no theories.” 

― John Wilmot

“Being a parent is dirty and scary and beautiful and hard and miraculous and exhausting and thankless and joyful and frustrating all at once. It’s everything.” 

― Jill Smokler (Scary Mommy)

“God, why does a mortal man have children? 
It is senseless to love anything this much.” 
― Barbara Kingsolver

“You’ll love your children far more than you ever loved your parents, and — in the recognition that your own children cannot fathom the depth of your love — you come to understand the tragic, unrequited love of your own parents.”
― Ursula Hegi
“There is nothing that can bring you closer to fearlessness about everything else in the world than being a parent―because everyday fears, like not being approved of, pale by comparison to the fears you have about your children.
― Arianna Huffington

“You don’t just love your children, you fall in love with them.  It’s that same rush, that same overwhelming desire to see them, to hold them, to bore other people to tears with every detail about them…” 

 Frasier Crane

“It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. 
As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, 
they are watching us to see what we do with ours. 
I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.”  
― Joyce Maynard

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Annie writes about life, motherhood, world issues, beautiful places, and anything else that tickles her brain. On good days, she enjoys juggling life with her husband and homeschooling her children. On bad days, she binges on chocolate chips and dreams of traveling the world alone.

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  1. That Frasier Crane quote leaves me crying every time I watch “The Kid”, even in spite of Roz’s need to barf. I saw it for the first time not too long after my son Ben joined the family. Truer words were never spoken. Direct hit, Dr. Crane!

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