37 Quotes About Responsible Parenthood

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Being a parent in the modern world is no easy task. Some have tried to decode the answers to some of the most puzzling questions. Here is a look at some of the best quotes about responsible parenthood that are encouraging to hear.

“A single action can cause a life to veer off in a direction it was never meant to go. Falling in love can do that, you think. And so can a wild party.”

“A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.”

“All of us have moments in out lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.”

“Although it is very easy to marry a wife, it is very difficult to support her along with the children and the household.”

“And the question is always”When are you going to have kids?” Rather than”Do you want to have kids?”

“Being a parent is dirty and scary and beautiful and hard and miraculous and exhausting and thankless and joyful and frustrating all at once. It’s everything.”

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

“Having kids – the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings – is the biggest job anyone can embark on.”

“Helplessness in the face of a child’s suffering is the curse of parenthood.”

“I have that hypocrisy of a parent in that I’m like,’Come on, you’ve got to toughen up at the same time let me take care of that for you.”

“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway.”

“If I had to do it all again, I would still want my same daughter and two sons; through laughter, tears, prayers, and blessings.”

“Maybe children just want whatever it is they don’t get. And then they grow up and give their children what they wanted, be it silence or information, affection or independence–so that child, in turn, craves something else.”

“My dad had limitations. That’s what my good-hearted mom always told us. He had limitations, but he meant no harm. It was kind of her to say, but he did do harm.”

“No one is ever quite ready; everyone is always caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you.”

“Our children are only as brilliant as we allow them to be.”

“Parenthood…It’s about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last.”

“Raising teenage sons and daughters is a long and tiresome journey. With God’s help the final outcome will be worthwhile.”

“Scratch a female inmate, I’ve discovered, and you’ll usually find a girl whose mother had terrible taste in men.”

“Shouldn’t we also ask ourselves what the consequences are of scrambling to provide the”most” of everything to our children in a world of fast dwindling resources?”

“The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.”

“The fullness ends when we give Nature her ransom, when we make children for her. Then she is through with us, and we become, first inside, and then outside, junk.”

“The parent is protector and trainer, but never the ultimate teacher. Every parent is responsible for teaching their kid basic moral conduct, manners, the difference between love and hate, and right from wrong.”

“The sound of her breathing reminded me, as it so often did, of how vulnerable she was. And how vulnerable we were because of how much we loved her.”

“The struggle of today, is not altogether for today – it is for a vast future also.”

“There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you.”

“Thing about boats is, you can always sell them if you don’t like them. Can’t sell kids.”

“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.”

“We both liked children; we just didn’t want any ourselves. There were children everywhere, and we saw no reason to start our own brand.”

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”

“What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bees and he told me about the butcher and my wife.”

“When you moved, I felt squeezed with a wild infatuation and protectiveness. We are one. Nothing, not even death, can change that.”

“Worry not that your child listens to you; worry most that they watch you.”

“You are the closest I will ever come to magic.”

“You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they’re going.”

“You see how it is godlike to love the being of someone. Your existence is a delight to us.”

“Youth was the time for happiness, its only season; young people, leading a lazy, carefree life, partially occupied by scarcely absorbing studies, were able to devote themselves unlimitedly to the liberated exultation of their bodies.”

Many people just have to find their rhythm and style of parenting to figure out what will be the most effective for raising their kids successfully.