Parenting and Motivational Quotes to Live By

Love is spending time with your family

Love is spending time with your family

One way I learn is finding great quotes and incorporating them into my life. In have been doing a lot on Twitter in the evenings and have been sharing with many of my Twitter friends. Many of the quotes I have found researching, and some I have even made up myself based on experiences of myself and others. I share these quotes humbly and hope people will enjoy reading and learning from these parenting, family and motivational quotes. Please let us know what your favorite parenting quotes are. Here are some of ours:

Parenting Quotes:

There is no such thing as a perfect parent so just be a real one. – Sue Atkins

A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child. – Knights of Pythagoras

Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be – David Bly

Stop trying to perfect your child, but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him- Dr. Henker

Kids are like a mirror, what they see and hear they do. Be a good reflection for them. - K. Heath

If a child can't learn the way we teach, then we must teach the way they learn. Unknown

The rules for parents are but three… love, limit, and let them be. – Elaine M. Ward

Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes to drain it dry-Alvin Price

As your kids grow they may forget what you said, but won't forget how you made them feel – Kevin Heath

Encourage & support your kids because "Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. – Lady Bird Johnson

If your child has a weakness, teach them how to turn it into a strength! The only Failure is not trying. – Kevin Heath

Kids learn integrity from us: "Integrity is what we say, what we do, and what we say we do." – Don Galer

You want your kids to dream more, then dream more, learn more, then learn more, do more, then do more. Be their Inspiration! – K. Heath

If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. – Haim Ginott

Children desperately need to know – and to hear in ways they understand and remember – that they're loved and valued by mom and dad – Paul Smally

The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children – Elaine Heffner

Let your kids observe you doing random acts of kindness, it can be contagious :) – Kevin Heath

All parents should know that: "He who knows patience knows peace." – Chinese proverb

When that kid looks into your eyes and you know its yours, you know what it means to be alive. – Anonymous

Communicating w/kids, its a 2 way street, sometimes they just need us to be there for them & listen. – Kevin Heath

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. – Richard David Bach

Parenting @ a higher level of consciousness:1st love self so deeply that when ur child misbehaves U do not have 2 react @LoveNever_Fails

When you give a little of yourself to a child, you give a little of yourself to their future! – Kevin Heath

You have many choices. You can choose forgiveness over revenge, joy over despair. You can choose action over apathy..- Stephanie Marston

Letting your kids see u helping others and not expect anything in return can be contagious – Kevin Heath

Spread love everywhere u go: first of all in your home. Give love 2 ur children, to a wife or husband, 2 a next-door neighbor-Mother Teresa

Small & Random acts of kindness can make the world of difference in someones life – Kevin Heath

Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships. – Jodie Foster

Sharing is Caring – Teaching our children to share is teaching them compassion and love. – Kevin Heath

If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart. – Arabic proverb

Kids are literally a sponge. They become what they experience. Make sure your kids are full of great experiences :) – K. Heath

When talking w/kids its not what we say but how we say it! Think about your tone of voice & non-verbal communication.

When talking to my kids I can get them to listen better by not talking down to them, but talking to them at eyeball level – Kevin Heath

The true test of a person's character is how they treat the people in life that they don't need. – Lee Corso

The best gift is giving from your heart – Kevin Heath

By profession I am a Soldier & take pride in that fact, but I am prouder to be a father. – General Douglas MacArthur

The best gift, and investment, you can give your child is your time – Kevin Heath

Important to admit your mistakes & say your sorry to your kids. Only that way will you build trust – kevin

Man, Woman or Child, we can all have a profound impact on those around us. We can change the world, one person at a time! – Kevin

Encourage our kids to dream: "Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere" -Carl Sagan

Don't be afraid of giving kids responsibility, be there to guide & support them, not just to do things for them – Kevin Heath

Presence is more than just being there – Malcolm Forbes

Biology makes us Mothers & Fathers, whats in the heart makes us Mom's and Dad's – Kevin Heath

It is time for parents to teach young people that in diversity there is beauty & there is strength – Maya Angelou

Love is giving your kids your undivided attention and time – Kevin Heath

It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place – Colette

The surest way to a child's heart is to spend time with them – Kevin Heath

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you.- Desmond Tutu

In the end, kids won't remember that fancy toy or game you bought for them, they will remember the time you spent with them. – Kevin Heath

If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world – Dorothy Law Neite

Parents need to listen as much to their kids as they do to them: "The first duty of love is to listen." – Paul Tillich

Children Learn What They Live – Dorothy Law Neite

Praise your children openly, reprehend them secretly. W. Cecil

Do this every night with an 'I Love you': "Always kiss your children goodnight – even if they're already asleep" – H. Brown, Jr

Parents make mistakes too, don't try to hide from them or cover them up. Admit them and teach your kids from the mistakes you make – k. heath

To me parenting is all about trust. If you don't live by your words or actions how do you expect your kids to listen to you? – Kevin Heath

What I love about kids is there innate ability to love unconditionally – we can all learn from this :) – Kevin Heath

Parenting tip: complement your child on something well done when they don't think you are looking! – Kevin Heath

If your children look up to you, you've made a success of life's biggest job. – Unknown

If I had my child to raise 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 would care to know less and know to care more
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
I'd see the oak tree in the acorn more often
I would be firm less often and affirm much more
I'd model less about the love of power
And more about the power of love.
Diane Loomans

This is perhaps my favorite quote which has had a profound impact on me:

Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

So, the final question is how do you want your children to think about you?

Peace,

Kevin – More4kids

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September 5, 2009

"If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart." I really like that one, especially now when wealth is running a little scarce in this country. Thanks for sharing!

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