50 parenting and baby quotes to encourage new parents

Welcoming a new addition to your family is a joyous occasion, one with its own set of humbling challenges and endless rewards. Here, we present 50 parenting and baby quotes to inspire and uplift new parents as they embark on this incredible adventure. These words of wisdom can act as a guiding light for anyone making their way through the journey of parenting, offering encouragement and insight for the incredible road ahead.



50 parenting and baby quotes

The parenting journey is brimming with laughter, tears, exhaustion, and countless memories. As you navigate this adventure, remember the wisdom shared in these quotes as a source of strength, encouragement, and a reminder that you are not alone on this impactful journey.

  1. "Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion about, but the hardest thing in the world to do." — Matt Walsh
  2. "Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded." — Jess Lair
  3. "The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice." — Peggy O'Mara
  4. "The best kind of parent you can be is to lead by example." — Drew Barrymore
  5. "Your children need your presence more than your presents." — Jesse Jackson
  6. "The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them." — Frank A. Clark
  7. "The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family." — Mother Teresa
  8. "Raising a child is like planting a seed and watching it grow into a beautiful flower." — Lisa Wingate
  9. "In raising my children, I have lost my mind but found my soul." — Lisa T. Shepherd
  10. "The most precious jewels you'll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children." — Cardinal Mermillod
  11. "Being a parent means loving your children more than you've ever loved yourself." — Drew Barrymore
  12. "The best part about being a parent is the moment you realize you wouldn't want your life any other way." — John Wooden
  13. "Children learn more from what you are than what you teach." — W.E.B. DuBois
  14. "Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." — Elizabeth Stone
  15. "To be in your children's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today." — Barbara Johnson
  16. "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." — Anne Frank
  17. "Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life." — Sophocles
  18. "Parenting is not a perfect journey, but a perfect opportunity to love and guide your child." — Peter Krause
  19. "Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you." — Robert Fulghum
  20. "The greatest gift a father can give his children is to love their mother." — John Wooden
  21. "Parenting is about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last." — Peter Krause
  22. "Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression." — Haim Ginott
  23. "The best thing to spend on your children is time." — Louise Hart
  24. "A child's mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled." — Dorothea Brande
  25. "Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement, and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent." — Bob Keeshan
  26. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” ― Jill Churchill
  27. "A baby is born with a need to be loved — and never outgrows it." — Frank A. Clark
  28. "Children are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate." — John Wooden
  29. "The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children." — Elaine Heffner
  30. "It's not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings." — Ann Landers
  31. "Parenting is about guiding your children to discover their own paths, not paving the way for them." — Lisa Wingate
  32. “It is one thing to show your child the way, and a harder thing to then stand out of it.” — Robert Breault
  33. “Children do not need us to shape them. They need us to respond to who they are.” — Naomi Aldort
  34. "No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement." — Florida Scott-Maxwell
  35. "Your children will become who you are, so be who you want them to be." — David Bly
  36. "The best way to make children good is to make them happy." — Oscar Wilde
  37. "A mother's love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking. It never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking." — Helen Rice
  38. "The most beautiful thing in the world is to see your children smiling, and knowing that you are the reason behind that smile." — John Wooden
  39. "The best parenting advice I can give: Do less. Seriously. Just stop — right now — and don't do a thing." — Heather Wittenberg
  40. "The best way to raise positive children in a negative world is to have positive parents who love them unconditionally and serve as excellent role models." — Zig Ziglar
  41. "Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them." — John Wooden
  42. "Parenting is the art of guiding a child to discover the world while rediscovering it through their innocent eyes, and in doing so, finding the magic in everyday moments." — Diane Loomans
  43. "It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours." — Joyce Maynard
  44. "The beauty of parenthood lies in the ability to witness your child's firsts and be a part of their every moment, creating a tapestry of memories that lasts a lifetime." — Sharon Jaynes
  45. "A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on." — Carl Sandburg
  46. "Parenting is a grand adventure, a journey of self-discovery, resilience, and the pure joy of witnessing a little soul blossom into its unique brilliance." — Sarah Ban Breathnach
  47. “There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.” — Henry Ward Beecher
  48. "Parenting is a dance between making memories and letting go, a delicate balance of holding on and encouraging your child to soar to new heights." — Karen Salmansohn
  49. "A mother's love is endless; it goes beyond words, time, and distance." — Preeti Shenoy
  50. "Parenthood is a sacred privilege, a profound responsibility, and a boundless wellspring of unconditional love that knows no bounds." — Michael Josephson

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