35 Quotes About Hating Parents


Having a difficult parent in your life can leave you in an emotional mess. Finding forgiveness for your parents indiscretions will help you find a pathway to healing. These quotes about hating parents offer the right encouragement.

“A step parent is a truly amazing person. They made a choice to love another’s child as their own.”

“A step parent is so much more than just a parent; they made the choice to love when they didn’t have to.”

“A stepparent doesn’t just marry a spouse: they marry their spouse’s entire situation. They have to find a balance between supporting and defending without overstepping visible and invisible boundaries.”

“All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.”

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a step dad.”

“Being a step parent is a rough job. But going to bed every night knowing that you are loved by kids who aren’t biologically yours is a great feeling.”

“Being a stepmom means they grew inside of my heart instead of my tummy.”

“Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.”

“Faith can be very very dangerous, and deliberately to implant it into the vulnerable mind of an innocent child is a grievous wrong.”

“Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.”

“For better or worse, step-parenting is self-conscious parenting. You’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”

“Have you ever noticed how parents can go from the most wonderful people in the world to totally embarrassing in three seconds?”

“I also believe that parents, if they love you, will hold you up safely, above their swirling waters, and sometimes that means you’ll never know what they endured, and you may treat them unkindly, in a way you otherwise wouldn’t.”

“I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our parents.”

“If you are a stepparent, rush right out and get yourself a dog. Because it’s very nice to have someone in the house that loves you.”

“Intimacy between stepchildren and stepparents is indeed proverbially difficult.”

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”

“It never gets easier, missing you. And sometimes I wonder if it ever will.”

“It takes a strong man to accept somebody else’s children and step up to the plate another man left on the table.”

“It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.”

“Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.”

“My daughter is seven, and some of the other second-grade parents complain that their children don’t read for pleasure.”

“Parents are not interested in justice, they’re interested in peace and quiet.”

“Step parents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather to augment a childs life experience.”

“Step-parenting and being a step-sibling presents a lot of exciting opportunities. When families break up and re-form, there may be less order, less certainty, and a bit more trauma involved, but kids can end up having half-a-dozen parent figures.”

“Stepparenting is like working at a late-night convenience store…all of the responsibility and none of the authority.”

“Stepparents can be awesome. Because their love is a choice.”

“The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.”

“The new-come stepmother hates the children born to a first wife.”

“Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did – that everything involving our children was painful in some way.”

“To be sure a stepmother to a girl is a different thing to a second wife to a man!”

“To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.”

“When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.”

“When it feels as if you can’t do right by the other parent, do right by your step-child instead. You’ll never fail with best interest at heart.”

“You know all that sympathy that you feel for an abused child who suffers without a good mom or dad to love and care for them?”

Overcoming the difficulty of toxic parents can leave you feeling a bit out of control. Having a strategy to dealing with parental bullying and emotional blackmail will offer you new prospects for healing.

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