Best 406 of Parenthood quotes - MyQuotes
Lailah Gifty Akita
Children are God's gift.
Despite what you might believe right now, your son’s future is bright. You only need the right tools to help him get there.
Rich get richer. Everyone else gets poorer. And all these guys can talk about is war and defunding Planned Parenthood.
Any man's life can be seen as a series of engagements with his fathers, Including the surrogates provided by life and literature.
the sculpting of the brain’s circuitry during this period of brain growth depends to a great degree on what a child experiences day-to-day.
Garrett Hardin. Parenthood: Right or Privilege? Science Magazine.
I wished that I had some other guardian of minor abilities.
More than Captain America your kids need Amelia Earhart – more than Ant Man, they need Abraham Lincoln - more than Green Arrow they need Gandhi – more than Iron Man they need Isaac Newton.
. . . to educate children is not merely to provide for their material, or even their intellectual life, but to assure them of the sympathy of their parents, to inspire them with confidence and the certainty that there is always one place where they can unburden their hearts and forget their pains and sorrows, trivial though these may ofttimes appear to us.
The reason any person yaks excessively is because his communication is not being adequately acknowledged. He just keeps trying to be heard.
Too close supervision stifles the mental growth of children.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Almightiness and wisdom combined will make no failures.
Stories were heirlooms in these parts.
I know absolutely nothing, Mom. I've been wrong so often. I know nothing of what it takes to raise children and keep them from dying.
I swear, if I could eat my children, I would. I'd consume them like some beast in a Hieronymus Bosch painting, but in a friendlier, more momlike way. Their little bodies make me salivate. It takes everything I have not to swallow them whole.
If you are financially affluent, think of adopting a kid and raise him or her right next to your biological offspring. And let your love become the proof of your parenthood, instead of your DNA.
Comic Strip Mama
It’s certainly TOUGH being AWESOME all the time, but I do it so the kids have someone to look up to!
Terrorists cut people's heads off and that's what they do in the Planned Parenthood clinics.
Human making is our mission.
Mothers, whatever you wish your children to become, strive to exhibit in your own lives and conversation.
We no longer get work out of our children; today we get meaning.
Parenthood abruptly catapults us into a permanent relationship with a stranger.
The myth is not my own; I have it from my mother. Euripides
Lailah Gifty Akita
The circumstances surrounding your birth are not as important as the opportunity to live life.
Some people would deem their parents or children ugly if they were not theirs.
Children need to see delight in the eyes of adults, if only to give them a sense that happiness is within reach, even when it isn't. Adults should be full of possibility, so the children might develop a sense of adventure. Children should live with the confidence that they are loved. Love frees them to embrace adventure, to seek truth, and to take care of one another.
In retrospect, it seems obvious that my research about parenting was also a means to subdue my anxieties about becoming a parent.... I grew up afraid of illness and disability, inclined to avert my gaze from anyone who was too different – despite all the ways I knew myself to be different. This book helped me kill that bigoted impulse, which I had always known to be ugly. The obvious melancholy in the stories I heard should, perhaps, have made me shy away from paternity, but it had the opposite effect.
Being a bad parent is a sign of not having learned from experience.
Many of us are failed secret attempts to keep our parents together.
Goldfish get big enough only for the bowl you put them in. Bonsai trees twist in miniature. I would have given anything to keep her little. They outgrow us so much faster than we outgrow them.
Wayne Gerard Trotman
The more you care, the more you fear.
Mangarap ka at abutin mo ito. Wag mo sisihin ang sira mong pamilya, palpak mong syota, pilay mong tuta, o mga lumilipad na ipis...Kung may pagkukulang sayo ang mga magulang mo, pwede kang manisi at magrebelde... tumigil sa pag-aaral, mag drugs ka, magpakulay ng buhok sa kilikili... Sa bandang huli, ikaw din ang biktima... Rebeldeng walang napatunayan at bait sa sarili.
College was at the heart of his sentimental imagination.
If Mom is convinced that ballet lessons are a must, she should take them. Although it may look odd to see a thirty-year old woman hang- ing onto a bar and flinging a slightly plump leg in the air, the sight is not as pathetic as seeing her seven-year old daughter grimly going through such motions just to please her mother, when she would prefer to be at home designing new doll clothes. Although some parents are never quite ready to accept this fact, the child is not one of our possessions. We don’t own him; we never will. We gave birth to his body; he may share some of our physical characteristics; but he does not inherit our desires. He’s a different person, a separate entity, with his own likes and dislikes. It’s a grave mistake to try to override a child’s power of choice in what he wants to be and do. Some parents do this in an attempt to live their lives through the child.
H. Kirk Rainer
If we reward our children for doing the right things, or discipline for intentionally doing the wrong things, then we might be viewed as doing the right thing. On the other hand, we (or parents) might not fully grasp the right thing—as the “right thing” becomes convoluted in the mix of the time and period, the latest “grand experiment”, and other influences of parenthood and childrearing.
Parenting is about preparing children to get along with each other, to get along with you and without you, and that it's impossible to get along without God.
Throughout history, the most brutal cultures have always been distinguished by maternal-infant separation.
H. W. Brands
He has not shown the special interest in reading that we should like to see but he likes shop work. George H. W. Bush's parents on his Andover application
Dust is the parent of a star!
Comic Strip Mama
It's tough being AWESOME all the time, but the kids need someone to look up to!
Parenting cannot just be one size fits all.
Where the parents are not 'good enough' the rest of the programme for life may be distorted and later stages in the archetypal sequence may fail to be realized. Thus, the boy whose father was inadequate or absent may fail to actualize his masculine potential sufficiently to establish the social or vocational role his talents equip him for, or he may be unable to sustain a relationship with a member of the opposite sex long enough for him to become an adequate husband or father himself.
Miseries of a birth.
We should teach our kids that they're blessing and not a burden and that they're valuable beyond what they can imagine - in God's eyes, in the world's eyes - that they're purpose is so important to fulfill and it's gonna make a difference in the world. And they're the only ones that can make the difference that they can make, in the way that they can make it. That's why we all have different fingerprints. And I feel like the message is not clear enough. It's not clear because they go to school and they get challenged and they're bombarded with the idea that abortion is okay, that we can just go ahead and, you know, if we're not ready to have a kid we can just take care of that problem. But kids are not a problem, they're not a mistake, they're not a burden. They're blessing from God and that's what we don't understand. My mom was sixteen when she had me and we both almost died, I was a second kid, she had my brother when she was fifteen. And we both almost died and the doctors told her to abort me and I think that a lot of people gave her that advice. So when I grew up I think I had a sense of being a burden. And I think a lot of kids actually have that sense.
But Nita had always seen having a child as selfish. Why bring another soul into this world, she'd say, when there are so many out there that need our help?
We can't surrender to the culture. We've minimized the role of fathers, so we've created a generation of barbarians, children who become men without growing up. They stay in boyhood through their 20s and 30s, sometimes their whole lives. They think of themselves first, indulge in pornography, do what they feel like, leave their wives, and culture, and churches to raise their children.
(About parenthood and BDSM) Note that a difficulty in shifting gears, or a struggle to find the time, is not the same thing as an ontological either/or.
Parenthood is such a lesson in self-sacrifice.
Paul C. Nagel
Adams looks forward to teaching his granddaughters about planting trees, noting that they already show inclination toward this and need only be encouraged in the naturalist pursuits he has found so healthy.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The best way to teach a child is live an exemplary life.