Being a parent truly is THE toughest job in the world and it can be extremely emotionally and physically exhausting. While we certainly don’t have advice to help you through all the trials and tribulations you’ll face, we’ve found over the years that a few sage words can go a long way when you’ve reached the end of your rope. (Or, maybe just enough to help you save your sanity one more day.)
So, today we’re sharing a few of our favorite inspirational parent quotes for all you frazzled parents out there. Read them. Breathe deeply. Hang in there.
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” ― Benjamin Spock
“There is no such thing as a perfect parent so just be a real one.” – Sue Atkins
“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, The Wedding
“Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.” – David Bly
“Remember, you are not managing an inconvenience; You are raising a human being.” ― Kittie Frantz
“Stop trying to perfect your child, but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him.” – Dr. Henker
“Kids are like a mirror, what they see and hear they do. Be a good reflection for them.” – Kevin Heath
“The rules for parents are but three… love, limit, and let them be.” – Elaine M. Ward
“He who knows patience knows peace.” – Chinese proverb
“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
“Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.” – Marcelene Cox
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