35 Too Real Parenting Quotes

on September 9, 2020

Parenthood: (noun) signing your entire peaceful sleep schedule away in exchange for dirty diapers, sticky hands and caffeine addictions.

Being a parent is the toughest job on earth, but it’s also the most rewarding. Although you’ve never been able to use the bathroom in peace since having children, you would never give any of it up for those tender moments of kids falling asleep in your arms or making you laugh with a single facial expression. No parenting medals or trophies exist, but we think these awesome quotes for parents will make you smile. Because, let’s be honest, you totally deserve an award here. Read on for funny, inspirational and famous parenting quotes all about family life. Pro tip: Use these parenting quotes on text pages for your next Chatbook!

Funny Quotes About Parenting
  • “Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.” –Oscar Wilde
  • “My biggest parenting conundrum: why is it so hard to put someone who is already sleepy to sleep.” –Chrissy Teigen
  • “That’s what children are for—that their parents may not be bored.” –Ivan Turgenev
  • “The Golden Rule of Parenting is do unto your children as you wish your parents had done unto you!” –Louise Hart
  • “Being a father is the single greatest feeling on Earth. Not including those wonderful years I spent without a child, of course.” –Ryan Reynolds
  • “My parents loved us but I wasn’t always sure they liked us.” –Tahereh Maf

Inspirational Parenting Quotes
  • “The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.” –O. A. Battista
  • “So much is asked of parents, and so little is given.” –Virginia Satir
  • “Parenting is a life time job and does not stop when a child grows up.” –Jake Slope
  • “Parents are living gods. They do everything to make their children happy and expect nothing in return.” –Saravana Kumar Murugan

Positive Parenting Quotes
  • “We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.” –Henry Ward Beecher
  • “A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided.” –Robert Brault
  • “To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself.” –Chinese Proverb
  • “Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.” –Unknown
  • “We don’t always do the things our parents want us to do, but it is their mistake if they can’t find a way to love us anyway.” –J. Courtney Sullivan
  • “Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.” –Ann Brashares
  • “Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents.” –Abraham Lincoln
  • “Love your parents and treat them with loving care. For you will only know their value when you see their empty chair.” –Anonymous

New Parenting Quotes
  • “There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” –Sue Atkins
  • “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother.” –Abraham Lincoln
  • “Parents aren’t the people you come from. They’re the people you want to be, when you grow up.” –Jodi Picoult
  • “Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” –Matthew Jacobson
  • “No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us.” –Brad Meltzer
  • “My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.” –Michael Jordan
  • “Children harbor a great many doubts and sorrows that could be eased by a loving hug from a parent.” –Richelle E. Goodrich
  • “There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.” –Henry Ward Beecher
  • “While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.” –Angela Schwindt
Quotes About Children
  • “A good father is a source of inspiration and self-restraint. A good mother is the root of kindness and humbleness.” –Dr T.P.Chia
  • “It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” –Maya Angelou
  • “Parenthood…It’s about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last.” –Peter Krause
  • “A mother understands what a child does not say.” –Jewish Proverb
  • “The greatest gift a parent can give a child is self-confidence.” –Stewart Stafford
  • “If we are wonderful parents and family members, then there’s really nothing else to prove.” –Ron Baratono
  • “My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” –Clarence Budinton Kelland
  • “It is the sunlight of parental love and encouragement that enables a child to grow in competence and slowly gain mastery over his environment.” –Felicity Bauer