Parents Quotes SMS Collection

Parents who are afraid to put their

Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes.  ~Chinese Proverb

Parenting is a stage of lifes journey

Parenting is a stage of life’s journey where the milestones come about every fifty feet.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

There are no illegitimate children only

There are no illegitimate children – only illegitimate parents.  ~Leon R. Yankwich

Most of us become parents long before

Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966CSN

Hot dogs always seem better out than

Hot dogs always seem better out than at home; so do French-fried potatoes; so do your children.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN

Dont handicap your children by making their

Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.  ~Robert A. Heinlein

Having babies is fun but grow up

Having babies is fun, but babies grow up into people.  ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter, "The Price of Tomato Juice"

When you have brought up kids there

When you have brought up kids, there are memories you store directly in your tear ducts.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

If your kids are giving you a

If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says "keep away from children." 

Simply having children does not make mothers

Simply having children does not make mothers.  ~John A. SheddMAC

Because of their size parents may be

Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.  ~P.J. O’Rourke

Mother nature in her infinite wisdom has

Mother Nature, in her infinite wisdom, has instilled within each of us a powerful biological instinct to reproduce; this is her way of assuring

The guys who fear becoming fathers dont

The guys who fear becoming fathers don’t understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.  The end

Most american children suffer too much mother

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.  ~Gloria Steinem, New York Times, 26 August 1971FW

Give me the life of boy whose

Give me the life of the boy whose mother is nurse, seamstress, washerwoman, cook, teacher, angel, and saint, all in one, and whose father

My mom used to say it doesnt

My mom used to say it doesn’t matter how many kids you have… because one kid’ll take up 100% of your time so more

The problem with children is that you

The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents.  ~Charles DeLint

The quickest way for a parent to

The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.  ~Lane OlinghouseFCN

If you have never been hated by

If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent.  ~Bette Davis

Children begin by loving their parents as

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.  ~Oscar Wilde

Likely as not the child you can

Likely as not, the child you can do the least with will do the most to make you proud.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s

It is not a bad thing that

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.  ~Colette, My Mother’s House, 1922LCD

As parents we guide by our unspoken

As parents, we guide by our unspoken example.  It is only when we’re talking to them that our kids aren’t listening.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

What you dont realize as a kid

What you don’t realize as a kid is that if your parents are always going to be there for you, they aren’t going to

There are two lasting bequests we can

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children.  One is roots.  The other is wings.  ~Hodding Carter, Jr.

Children arent happy with nothing to ignore

Children aren’t happy with nothing to ignore, And that’s what parents were created for. ~Ogden Nash, "The Parent," Happy Days, 1933FW

No matter how calmly you try to

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids.  ~Bill Cosby, Fatherhood,

The secret of dealing successfully with a

The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent.  ~Mell Lazarus

Was there ever a grandparent bushed after

Was there ever a grandparent, bushed after a day of minding noisy youngsters, who hasn’t felt the Lord knew what He was doing when

Being a child at home alone in

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation.  If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour,

You have a lifetime to work but

You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once.  ~Polish ProverbFW

What you must accept as a parent

What you must accept as a parent is that you cannot always be there for your child without sometimes ruining everything.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

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They fuck you up your mum and dad They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had

Do not ask that your kids live

Do not ask that your kids live up to your expectations.  Let your kids be who they are, and your expectations will be in

Dont worry that children never listen to

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

Labor day is a glorious holiday because

Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day.  It would have been called Independence

Your children need your presence more than

Your children need your presence more than your presents.  ~Jesse Jackson

When my kids become wild and unruly

When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen.  When they’re finished, I climb out.  ~Erma BombeckFCN

Setting a good example for your children

Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.  ~William Feather, The Business of Life, 1949

Your responsibility as a parent is not

Your responsibility as a parent is not as great as you might imagine.  You need not supply the world with the next conqueror of

Parents know best how to push our

Parents know best how to push our buttons because they installed them.  ~Author Unknownnot RWilliams as published by RD, it was around before then

Making the decision to have a child

Making the decision to have a child is momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. 

In spite of the six thousand manuals

In spite of the six thousand manuals on child raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really

Human beings are the only creatures on

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.  ~Bill Cosby, Fatherhood, 1986, ch. 1, FW

What a child doesnt receive he can

What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give.  ~P.D. James, Time to Be in Earnest

These are my daughters i suppose but

These are my daughters, I suppose. But where in the world did the children vanish? ~Phyllis McGinley, "Ballad of Lost Objects," 1954LCD

If your parents didnt have any children

If your parents didn’t have any children, there’s a good chance that you won’t have any.  ~Clarence Day

Character is largely caught and the father

Character is largely caught, and the father and the home should be the great sources of character infection.  ~Frank H. CheleyCOE

Parenthood is the passing of a baton

Parenthood is the passing of a baton, followed by a lifelong disagreement as to who dropped it.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Diogenes struck the father when son swore

Diogenes struck the father when the son swore.  ~Robert Burton, "Anatomy of Melancholy," Democritus to the Reader, 1621PMB

If your children spend most of their

If your children spend most of their time in other people’s houses, you’re lucky; if they all congregate at your house, you’re blessed.  ~Mignon

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Kids spell love T-I-M-E.  ~John CrudeleCSS5

Whats done to children they will do

What’s done to children, they will do to society.  ~Karl Menninger

The hardest part of raising a child

The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles.  A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs

Parenthood is a lot easier to get

Parenthood is a lot easier to get into than out of.  ~Bruce LanskyFCN

Children have more need of models than

Children have more need of models than of critics.  ~Carolyn Coats, Things Your Dad Always Told You But You Didn’t Want to Hear

Never raise your hand to kids it

Never raise your hand to your kids.  It leaves your groin unprotected.  ~Red Buttons

The trouble with learning to parent on

The trouble with learning to parent on the job is that your child is the teacher.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Raising children is like making biscuits it

Raising children is like making biscuits:  it is as easy to raise a big batch as one, while you have your hands in the

It would seem that something which means

It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children

Parenthood that state of being better chaperoned

Parenthood:  That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage.  ~Marcelene CoxCUL

How pleasant it is for a father

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child’s board.  It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of

The one thing children wear out faster

The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents.  ~John J. Plomp

Your children vividly remember every unkind thing

Your children vividly remember every unkind thing you ever did to them, plus a few you really didn’t.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook,

The trouble with being a parent is

The trouble with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are unemployed.  ~Author Unknown

In bringing up children spend on them

In bringing up children, spend on them half as much money and twice as much time.  ~Author Unknown