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Inspirational quotes about Parenthood

"The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day." ~Orlando A. Battista

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

"If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others." ~Dr. Haim Ginott

"I would have given anything to keep her little. They outgrow us so much faster than we outgrow them." ~Brian Fitzgerald

"My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success." ~Barack Obama

"We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves." ~Henry Ward Beecher

"Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance." ~Ruth E. Renkel

"My parents are my backbone. Still are. They're the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40." ~Kobe Bryant

“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

"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

“No matter how far we come, our parents are always in us.” ~Brad Meltzer

"Follow your dreams and aspirations, but listen to your parents. Live your life to the fullest, but respect your parents guidance. Make decisions according to your beliefs, but honor your mother and your father. Your life is an extension of your parents. Live it with respect, dignity, trust, and love." ~Alvaretta Roberts

“Our parents prayer is the most beautiful poetry and expectations” ~Aditia Rinaldi

"The empty nest is underrated." ~Nora Ephron

"It is time for parents to teach young piople early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength." ~Maya Angelou

"We give our children two things. One is roots, and the other is wings!" ~Author Unknown

"The most important thing she'd learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one." ~Jill Churchill

"From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings." ~Helen Hayes

"To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while." ~Josh Billings

"One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad." ~Jim Demint

"A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend." Author Unknown

"The beauty of "spacing" children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones - which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones."  ~Sydney J. Harris

"Your children need your presence more than your presents." ~Jesse Jackson

"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

"Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep." ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"When you have brought up kids, there are memories you store directly in your tear ducts.” ~Robert Brault

"There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it." ~Chinese Proverb

"It's double the giggles and double the grins, and double the trouble if you're blessed with twins." ~Author Unknown

"Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation." ~C. Everett Koop

"A parent's love is whole no matter how many times divided."  ~Robert Brault

“I don't think it matters how many parents you've got, as long as those who are around make their presence a good one.” ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel

"If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm." ~Bruce Barton

"You can’t imagine your life with kids, until you have them, then you can’t imagine your life without them." ~Author Unknown

"My mom used to say it doesn't matter how many kids you have... because one kid'll take up 100% of your time so more kids can't possibly take up more than 100% of your time."  ~Karen Brown

"There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings." ~Hodding Carter, Jr.

"Give me the life of the boy whose mother is nurse, seamstress, washerwoman, cook, teacher, angel, and saint, all in one, and whose father is guide, exemplar, and friend.  No servants to come between.  These are the boys who are born to the best fortune."  ~Andrew Carnegie

"When you feel your child truly loves you back, it makes you wish you had kissed your parents more." ~Carol Ann

"A parent who has never apologized to his children is a monster.  If he's always apologizing, his children are monsters."  ~Mignon McLaughlin

"First we are children to our parents, then parents to our children, then parents to our parents, then children to our children." ~Milton Greenblatt

"Parenting...A small word with a huge responsibility. You've just found out you're going to be a parent. What a joyous occasion, then you panic. Will I be a good mother or father? Will I know what is wrong with my child when he cries? Will I be able to support my child? What about child care? What about College? Take a deep breath and enjoy all the wonders of being a wonderful parent!" ~Alvaretta Roberts

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