Positive Parenting Quotes

Insightful and helpful positive parenting quotes and verses to help answer some of those burning issues about being a parent. Being a parent is probably one of the most challenging of positions and callings in the world bar none. If you haven't been a parent, some issues will not be as clear but if you have been, you know full well how each day brings new challenges and gives rise to a whole host of skills to be developed that you never knew you would need.

You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.
William D. Tammeus
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
Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories.
John Wilmot
Children learn to smile from their parents.
Shinichi Suzuki
Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.
P. J. O'Rourke
American families have always shown remarkable resiliency, or flexible adjustment to natural, economic, and social challenges. Their strengths resemble the elasticity of a spider web, a gull's skillful flow with the wind, the regenerating power of perennial grasses, the cooperation of an ant colony, and the persistence of a stream carving canyon rocks. These are not the strengths of fixed monuments but living organisms. This resilience is not measured by wealth, muscle or efficiency but by creativity, unity, and hope. Cultivating these family strengths is critical to a thriving human community.
Ben Silliman
Becoming responsible adults is no longer a matter of whether children hang up there pajamas or put dirty towels in the hamper, but whether they care about themselves and others -- and whether they see everyday chores as related to how we treat this planet.
Eda Leshan
Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes.
Chinese Proverb

Positive Attitude Tip
These words written by Diane Loomans contain some of the best positive parent tips:

If I had my child to raise over again - I'd build self-esteem first and the house later- I'd finger paint more and point the finger less
I would do less correcting and more connecting- I'd take my eyes off my watch and watch with my eyes- I would care to know less and know to care more
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites - I'd stop playing serious and seriously play - I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars
I'd do more hugging and less tugging- I'd see the oak tree in the acorn more often- I would be firm less often and affirm much more
I'd model less about the love of power - And more about the power of love.


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