If you have a toddler you deserve to read these inspirational quotes for parents. After all, parenting is easily the most difficult job out there, but it can also be one of the most rewarding. Unfortunately, difficulties and rewards don’t tend to fall on the same days. Instead, parents face great days and tough days independently of one another.
Even the best parents struggle to find motivation on the toughest days—you know, like when your child cuts your grocery shopping trip short by screaming through the store, forcing you to abandon your cart full of groceries and bolt. We’ve all been there. Instead of slamming your head against the wall, or hiding out in the bathroom to cry your eyes out, try reading these inspirational quotes for parents.
Here Are Our Favorite Inspirational Quotes For Parents With Toddlers
“You don’t always know what your kids will do, but your kids should always know what you will do.” –Joyce Sanders
Consistent parenting is key to long-term success and fewer battles, both in the home and out in public.
“If I had my child to raise all over again, I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later. I’d finger-paint more, and POINT the finger less. I would do less correcting and more connecting. I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. I’d take more hikes and fly more kites. I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play. I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars. I’d do more hugging and less tugging.” – Diane Loomans
Enjoy the good, the bad and the ugly because you can never get any of these precious moments back. After all…
“Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.” –Robert A. Heinlein
No parent wants their child to struggle or face adversity, but what doesn’t kill you makes you that much stronger.
“A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.” –Lion
Kids will drain your bank account and your energy. Good thing love is more filling than money.
“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods.” –Robert H. Shuller
Sometimes you’ve just got to step away from the situation and take a deep breath before dealing with your child’s bad behavior. As a result, you’ll make better parenting decisions every single time.
“Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed.” –Heraclitus
It takes years of bad behavior, low moments and meltdowns to create a kind, courteous and productive person.
“Stop trying to perfect your child, but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him.” –Dr. Henker
The truth is that there’s no such thing as a perfect child, or a perfect person.
“When you take the time to actually listen, with humility, to what people have to say, it’s amazing what you can learn. Especially if the people who are doing the talking also happen to be children.”―Greg Mortenson, Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Kids are far more insightful than we tend to give them credit for.
“If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.” –Bette Davis
Every good parent knows what it’s like to be screamed at and told, “I HATE YOU!”
“I may not be able to give my kids everything they want but I give them what they need. Love, time, and attention. You can’t buy those things.”–Nishan Panwar
“The biggest thing I remember is that there was just no transition. You hit the ground diapering.”-Paul Reiser
“We’re always bluffing, pretending we know best, when most of the time we’re just praying we won’t screw up too badly.” – Jodi Picoult, House Rules
“Having a child is liking getting a tattoo…on your face. You better be committed.” –Eat Pray Love screenplay
“Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” –Robert Fulghum
According to parentpositivekids.com, 60% of how happy we are depends upon how happy our parents and grandparents are/were.
“When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.”–Erma Bombeck
“What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.” –Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding