Parenting In Quotes: Everyone Has an Opinion About How to Do it Right
Here’s Some Wisdom From Some of Our Favorites
Becoming a parent is an extraordinary experience, and the first rule of parenting is that there aren’t any rules.
Here are a few of our favorite quotes from some great well-known parents:
“My son has helped me grow up an incredible amount, what he teaches me is a bunch of enthusiasm for everything he approaches, and it’s great. When you’re that age, the world is so big and the horizon is so massive and everything is possible, which is a rejuvenating kind of thing. And for him, I think he kind of finds it fun that I like the Sex Pistols more than he does.” — David Bowie
“The thing about parenting rules is there aren’t any. That’s what makes it so difficult.” — Ewan McGregor, actor
“I feel very blessed to have two wonderful, healthy children who keep me completely grounded, sane and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an awards show just so I know to keep it real.” — Reese Witherspoon, actress
“Encourage and support your kids because children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” — Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady of the United States
“For me, being a mother made me a better professional, because coming home every night to my girls reminded me what I was working for. And being a professional made me a better mother, because by pursuing my dreams, I was modeling for my girls how to pursue their dreams.” — Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States
“You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, ‘This is impossible—oh, this is impossible.’ And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible. Admit it: You didn’t think you’d get through the newborn phase, but you killed it.” — Tina Fey, actress and comedian
“Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child’s life and it’s like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities.” — Gary Smalley, family therapist
“The best kind of parent you can be is to lead by example.” — Drew Barrymore, actress
Parenting, and supporting parents as a nanny or private educator, is an enormous task, one that is 24/7, and full of adventure and learning. Remembering these helpful and uplifting quotes can act as a touchstone during the inevitable rough patches. Throughout it all, we are consuming as much information and inspiration as we can. Our passion for little ones drives us, and that at the end of the day, kids are simply outstanding and deserve the very best from their caretakers.