I love collecting quotes on parenting. They help to keep me just about sane and to remind me that there are millions of other parents out there just trying to do their best for their kids. And some of them just give me a good old belly laugh too!
After all, parenting is said to be the hardest job in the world and the one with the least training – and it’s particularly tough for single parents. So this is my ‘release valve’…
So for the mother’s sake the child was dear
And dearer was the mother for the child
I have spread my dreams under your feet
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams
Be wise today, ’tis madness to defer
Procrastination is the thief of time (I can remember my dad saying this ALL the time!)
God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another
Both of these are such familiar words to me, as they are included in so many hymns and anthems that I sing. I draw huge comfort from them.
A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother
And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years
Some people think I care too much. I think it’s called love
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.
Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth
Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.
Your children need your presence more than your presents
Do you have a favourite quote on parenting? I’d love it if you would share it here x
I’m Coralie, a Harrogate based blogger and mum to the reluctant teen. A crafting and upcycling addict, lover of outdoor life, juicing and gin. I’m never far from a cup of tea…