Quotes For The Parent/Child Relationship

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” – Robert Fulghum

Robert Fulghum a well-known American author best known for his book All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Source: “Reflections for Tending the Sacred Garden”. Book by Bonita Jean Zimmer (p. 182), April 2003.

Quotes For The Parent Child RElationship

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Live so when your child thinks of fairness, caring, and integrity they think of you.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. an American author well known for his best seller book Life’s Little Instruction Book.

Source:H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (2000). “Life’s Instructions for Wisdom, Success, and Happiness”, p.83, Thomas Nelson Inc

Children do learn what they live. Then they grow up to live what they’ve learned.” – Dorthy Nolte

Dorthy Nolte was a family counselor and an American writer who wrote a poem on childbearing called Children Learn What They Live. Which was turned into a book that she co-authored Children Learn What They Live: Parenting To Inspire Values and Teenagers Learn What They Live: Parenting To Inspire Integrity and Independence.

Source: “Children Learn What They Live: Parenting to Inspire Values”. Book by Dorothy Nolte and Rachel Harris, January 5, 1998.

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Adams

Franklin P. Adams was an American columnist
Quotes for the parent to live by

Children aren’t looking for perfect parents, but they are looking for honest parents.” – Howard G. Hendricks

Howard G. Hendricks was a speaker of the Promise Keepers and a long-time professor at the Dallas Theological Seminary. Author and co-author of several books such as Teaching To Save Lives: Seven Proven Ways To Make Your Teaching Come Alive and Values and Virtues: Two Thousand Classic Quotes, Awesome Thoughts, and Humorous Sayings

Source: Howard G. Hendricks (1990). “Heaven Help the Home”

It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” – Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. The Narrative Of The Life of Frederick Douglass. is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by Frederick Douglass himself.

Source: “The 100 best nonfiction books: No 68 – Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass (1845)” by Robert McCrum, www.theguardian.com. May 22, 2017. 

Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.” – Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Hubbard was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was also the founder of the Roycroft Press. A Treasury of Insights, Inspirations, and Provocations are some of his most insightful writings.

Source: Elbert Hubbard (1922). “Selected Writings of Elbert Hubbard: Olympians”

A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.” – Billy Graham

Billy Graham one of the worlds most well-known American evangelist.
Quotes for Parent and Child Relationship

If you want your children to put their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” – Abigail Van Buren

Abigail Van Buren was an American columnist who started the “Dear Abby” Column. The Best of Dear Abby is a compilation of twenty-five years of the most stirring questions asked of Dear Abby along with her most clever and wise answers.

Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling you cherished them.” – Richard L. Evans

Richard L. Evans was a writer, producer, and announcer of Music and the Spoken Word for forty-one years.

Source: “Biography/ Personal Quotes”. www.imdb.com. 

What’s it 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

Nicholas Charles Sparks is a Best Selling American romance novelist and screenwriter. A favorite of mine is The Notebook (a must see or read) also Every Breath.
Parent child relationship
Unconditional love of a parent

The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way the parents obey their children.” – King Edward VIII

Source: Look 5 Mar. 1957

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. But later on, however, produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” – Hebrews 12:11

Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn’t have anything to do with it. ” Haim Ginott

Haim Ginott was a school teacher, child psychologist, and psychotherapist and a parent educator. A best-selling author, his trail blazing techniques in conversing with children are still used today. His book Between Parent and Child stayed on the best sellers list for a year and still is popular today.

Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.” – David Frost

David Frost was an English television host, media personality, journalist, comedian, and writer.

The love I have for my children is stronger than me. – Sweet Family Life

Parent Child Relationship Quotes
My daughter lurking in the background; she always has me in her sights watching and listening.

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Jenny Bhatia
1 year ago

These are sweet and important quotes. But, this summer, I will admit my favorite is, If you have one child, you are a parent. If you have two, you are a referee. I am a referee this summer.

1 year ago

My favourite was definitely the referee one. Love the post, makes me remember my childhood and the relationship I have with my parents and how much it has evolved from where it was 10 years ago!

Sally A Martinez
1 year ago

Love these! Cannot wait to be a mom myself!

Stellar Wellness Niomi
11 months ago

Love these quotes! Words of wisdom. Thanks

Karla Harper
Karla Harper
11 months ago

I love all of these! Such a great roundup and a reminder too!

11 months ago

This is my favorite quote: “Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for the feeling you cherished them.” So true!! I try to show my children how much they are loved and spend good quality time with them every day. I value experiences and memories with my parents over anything, and I want to give the same to my kiddos!


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