47 Quotes About Obeying Parents

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There are a lot of things that go into raising successful kids. Finding a balance without over parenting is not an easy task. Here are some great quotes about obeying parents that are encouraging.

“A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house.”

“A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.”

“Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.”

“Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.”

“By profession I am a Soldier and take pride in that fact, but I am prouder to be a father.”

“Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.”

“Children are a great comfort in your old age – and they help you reach it faster, too.”

“Children are not our property, and they are not ours to control any more that we were our parents’ property or theirs to control.”

“Children desperately need to know – and to hear in ways they understand and remember – that they’re loved and valued by mom and dad.”

“Children learn to smile from their parents.”

“Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.”

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord; for this is right. Honor thy father and mother.”

“Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.”

“Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.”

“I am not allowed to sing, dance, laugh or wear short skirts. Having a teenage daughter is like living with the Taliban.”

“I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford.”

“I don’t think my parents liked me. They put a live teddy bear in my crib.”

“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.”

“If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.”

“If you want a baby, have a new one. Don’t baby the old one.”

“If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.”

“It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.”

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

“Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.”

“Many parents are finding out that a pat on the back helps develop character – if given often enough, early enough, and low enough.”

“Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.”

“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.”

“Parents are the very last people who ought to be allowed to have children.”

“Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts.”

“Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes.”

“Parents who are always giving their children nothing but the best usually wind up with nothing but the worst.”

“Some parents could do more for their children by not doing so much for them.”

“The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.”

“The child that never learns to obey his parents in the home will not obey God or man out of the home.”

“The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.”

“The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears: they cannot utter the one, nor will they utter the other.”

“The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.”

“There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.”

“To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies.”

“To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent.”

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

“To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.”

“To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself.”

“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.”

“Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.”

“Your children need your presence more than your presents.”

“Your folks are like God because you want to know they’re out there and you want them to approve of your life, still you only call them when you’re in a crisis and need something.”

For parents, finding a balance between encouraging children and getting them to obey the instructions provided can be difficult to deal with.