120 Raising Children Quotes About Positive Parenting For Kids

Looking for positive parenting quotes to raise your children the best way? We have rounded up the best collection of raising children quotes, sayings, and captions (with images and pictures) that you will love to read.

A child and parent relationship are all about unconditional love and support. Raising children can be a complex job, where you need to multi-task the roles of a mother/father, a guide, a mentor, and keep a balance.

Instilling the right principles, morals, and values along with love and care are the most important attributes while raising your child. You need to shower all the love but also see that your child doesn’t get spoiled.

Also See: Quotes About Kids Growing Too Fast

Right from the time the child is born till he becomes independent, the dedication and concern of parents are ongoing. From all the sleepless nights to priceless loved moments with your kids, all the memories of their childhood are cherishable.

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In their young days, children are very adaptable and sensitive to information. Instilling the right values, and telling them wise words of wisdom about morals and ethics in life is very important for their overall development.

Don’t forget to check out our collection of parent and child relationship and childhood quotes that you can really relate to.

When we give the right guidance to children, and an environment of joy and fun times they become responsible adults who treat people with respect and kindness.

Raising Children Quotes

  1. “It takes a village to raise a child.” ― African Proverb

  2. “Raising kids is like nailing Jell-O to a tree.” ― Maya Angelou

  3. “The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” – Peggy O’Mara

  4. “Through the eyes of your child you are invincible.” ― Nadia Tayob

  5. “Saying ‘no’ to your children, when appropriate, is an act of love.” ― Frank Sonnenberg

  6. “We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.” ― Harry Edwards

  7. “Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.” ― Carl Jung

  8. “Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children.” ― Princess Diana

  9. “Each day of our lives, we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” – Charles R. Swindoll                                                                                                                               
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    raising a son quotes

  10. “Children should have enough freedom to be themselves – once they’ve learned the rules.” – Anna Quindlen

  11. “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” – Robert Fulghum                                                                                                                   

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    parents Raising Children Quotes

  12. “Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.” ― Robert A. Heinlein

  13. “Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.” ― W.E.B. DuBois                                                                                                                                                                     

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    quotes about raising children

  14. “To be in your children’s memories tomorrow. You have to be in their lives today.”- Barbara Johnson                                                                                                                                   

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    raising children quotes

  15. “The difference between a child who is taught piano from the force, even with ‘good’ intentions, is in stark contrast to a child who feels deeply inspired to learn music.” – Tara Bianca, ‘The Flower Of Heaven’.

  16. “Spending time with children is more important than spending money on children.”

  17. “We have to prepare the child for the path, not the path for the child.” ― Tim Elmore

  18. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” ― Frederick Douglass

  19. “Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.” ― David Bly                                                                                                                                                 

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    raising kids quotes

  20. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.” – Richard Bach, ‘Illusions’.

  21. “Raising’ children is primarily a matter of teaching them what games to play. Different cultures and different social classes favor different types of games, and various tribes and families favor different variations of these.” – Eric Berne, ‘Games People Play’.

  22. “Don’t raise your kids to have more than you had, raise them to be more than you were.”

  23. “Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science.” ― Brund Bettelheim                                                                                                                                       

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    Good Parenting Quotes

  24. “Ignoring a child’s respect is the surest guarantee that it will continue.” ― Fred G. Gosman

  25. “Teaching children to be kinder to animals today, is our only hope for a kinder world tomorrow.”

  26. “We spend the first year of a child’s life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There’s something wrong there.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

  27. “Your greatest contribution to the universe may not be something you do, but someone you raise.”

  28. “Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.” – Bill Ayers

  29. “Instead of teaching kids to learn how to deal with bullies how about we teach them not to be a bully.”

  30. “The highest privilege and purpose as a parent is to lead the child in the way of Christ.” ― Max Lucado

Quotes About Having Kids

Having kids is one of the most blissful experience in the world. As a woman and family, you feel complete when your child is born. Your children are the most precious gift in the world for you.

Developing high self-esteem and confidence along with compassion are qualities we need to instill in our children from the early days.

We need to be firm with them regarding rules and principles but never be rude or abusive. Your child should not fear you, but should be able to trust you in all situations of life.

If you loved these amazing quotes then also check out unforgettable memories quotes and be like a child quotes to inspire you to live freely.

  1. “Physical punishment teaches a child that it is acceptable to hit out when angry.” ― Dr. Chander Asrani

  2. “The goal of parenting isn’t to create perfect kids. It’s to point our kids to the perfect God.” ― Lindsey Bell

  3. “If you want children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them.” ― Dr. Gain Ginott

  4. “Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own.” ― Doug Larson

  5. “Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” ― C.S. Lewis

  6. “Our children can be our greatest teachers if we are humble enough to receive their lessons.” ― Bryan McGill

  7. “Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.” ― Democritus

  8. “If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.” ― Jackie Kennedy

  9. “A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone.” ― Billy Graham

  10. “To take children seriously is to value them for who they are right now than Adult-In-The-Making.” ― Alfie Kohn

  11. “It takes a caring community to raise a child that will be a whole person and a contributing citizen.” ― Jessye Norman

  12. “Encourage and support your kids because children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” ― Lady Bird Johnson

  13. “If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” ― Abigail Van Buren

  14. “Motherhood is about raising and celebrating child you have, not the child you thought you would have.” ― Joan Ryan

  15. “I would rather be a good aunt who never says anything bad and lets the parents discipline the child.” ― Ellen DeGeneres

  16. “Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners.” ― Mark Twain

  17. “I would never say out loud that I am raising my children alone, but a lot of the time it has felt like that.” ― Liberty Ross

  18. “Discipline your children, ad they will give you peace of mind and make your heart glad.” ― Proverbs 29:17 (Bible Verse)

  19. “You cannot raise your children as your parents raised you, because your parents raised you for a world that no longer exists.”

  20. “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” ― James Baldwin

Inspirational Raising Kids Quotes

These wise words of encouragement for single moms and working moms will inspire you to appreciate them for all their hard work, dedication and love which they put in raising their children.

Also See: Working Mom Quotes

Most important thing while raising your kids (son/daughter) is to enjoy, have fun and make happy memories. Happiness and joy should be the best memories of any child.

  1. “A child is an uncut diamond.” – Austin O’Malley

  2. “The best way to make children good is to make them happy.” – Oscar Wilde

  3. “A mother is a child’s first looking glass into the world.” – Richelle E. Goodrich, ‘Smile Anyway’

  4. “Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.” – Anne Sullivan

  5. “Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors.” – Khaled Hosseini

  6. “I didn’t plan on being a single mom, but you have to deal with the cards you are dealt the best way you can.” – Tichina Arnold

  7. “No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness, and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.” – Emma Goldman

  8. “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D. Hull

  9. “If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.” – Bette Davis

  10. “I believe the primary role of the state is to teach, train and raise children. Parents have a secondary role.” ― Hillary Clinton

  11. “Don’t let yourself become so concerned with raising a good kid that you forget you already have one.” ― Glennon Melton

  12. “If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.” ― Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

  13. “Your children make it impossible to regret your past. They’re its finest fruits. Sometimes the only ones.” ― Anna Quindlen

  14. “You are your child’s emotional coach. It’s up to you to help kids to talk about their feelings. Label them and feel understood.”

  15. “Your children are a reflection of you… take pride in every aspect of their lives. They will learn by your example not your advice.”

  16. “If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money.” ― Abigail Van Buren

  17. “Family farm children learn respect: Respect for animals. For the weather. For their elders. And, above all, respect for the land.”

  18. “If you, as a parent, raise your children well, they won’t need you anymore. If you did it properly, they go away.” ― Neil Gaiman

  19. “I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.” ― Harry S Truman

  20. “Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.” ― Barrack Obama

  21. “To raise a child, it sometimes takes a village… but sometimes that village should shut up and mind their own business.” ― Susan McLean

  22. “Don’t worry about trying to do a perfect job. There is no perfect job. There is no one way of raising your children.” ― Benjamin Spock

  23. “One generation full of deeply loving parents would change the brain of the next generation, and with that, the world.” ― Dr. Charles Raison

  24. “Before I married I had three theories about raising children and no children. Now, I have three children and no theories.” ― John Wilmot

  25. “As a mom my hope is to raise my children so that they love themselves so fiercely that they refuse to settle for anything less than they deserve.”

  26. “We want to raise our children so that they can take a sense of pleasure in both their own heritage and the diversity of others.” ― Fred Rogers

  27. “I believe children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.” ― Whitney Houston

  28. “One day, I’ll be thankful my daughter is an independent iron-willed human with an unrelenting strong voice, but not today, not in this grocery store.”

Parenting Quotes To Raise Your Daughter/Son Right

  1. “We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

  2. “Your child’s mental health is more important than their grades. Let them be little. Let them be creative. Let them ply often. In short, let them be children.”

  3. “To raise a child who is comfortable enough to leave you, means you’ve done your job. They are not ours to keep, but to teach how to soar on their own.” – Anonymous

  4. “Do not indoctrinate your children. Teach them how to think for themselves, how to evaluate evidence, and how to disagree with you.” ― Richard Dawkins

  5. “To be a parent is to be the chief designer of a product more advanced than any technology and more interesting than the greatest work of art.” ― Alain de Botton

  6. “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.”

  7. “It is not about smart children, it is about happy children who have the confidence and courage to learn and pursue things dear to their heart.” ― Alexandra Eidens

  8. “Raising children is like baking cookies at high altitudes. The recipe doesn’t work. You must open the oven door and keep checking on the cookies.” ― Margaret Aranda

  9. “Instead of raising children who turn out okay despite their children, let’s raise children who turn out extraordinary because of their childhood.” ― L.R. Knost

  10. “Children’s are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.” ― Maria Montessori

  11. “I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.” ― Anna Quindlen

  12. “We spend the first year of a child’s life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There’s something wrong there.” ― Neil Degrasse Tyson

  13. “It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.” ― L.R. Knost

  14. “Children are not only innocent and curious but also optimistic and joyful and essentially happy. They are, in short, everything adults wish they could be.” ― Carolyn Haywood

  15. “If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.” ― C.G. Jung

  16. “Instead of buying your children all the things you never had, you should teach them all the things you were never taught. Material wears out but knowledge stays.” ― Bruce Lee

  17. “Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.” ― Bill Cosby

  18. “Bill [Gates] and I had always known that, like our own parents, we would raise our children to believe they could do anything without their gender limiting their options.” ― Melinda Gates

  19. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

  20. “Giving our children everything they want makes them demanding and ungrateful. And they never learn how to be self-controlled. Think about this next time you give in to your screaming child.”

  21. “When I saw you first, it took every ounce of me not to kiss you. When I saw you laugh, it took every ounce of me not to fall in love, and when I saw your soul, it took every ounce of me.” ― Atticus

  22. “Parents don’t need government to raise their kids. That’s their job. But government can help them protect their children from influences they may not want their kids exposed to.” ― Rod Blagojevich

  23. “If parents cared as much about raising kids as the chef cared about making this cake, the world would be a completely different meat grinder. Bruce can’t take a bite of his cake without.” ― A.S. King

  24. “When your children arrive, the best you can hope for is that they break open everything about you. Your mind floods with oxygen. Your heart becomes a room with wide-open windows.” ― Amy Poehler

  25. “It is not a Church’s job to spiritually develop your children. Scripturally, it is the job of the parents. The Church body is supposed to support parents in raising children, not replace them.” ― George Barna

  26. “Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.” ― James Dobson

  27. “Good parenting lives at the intersection of personal powerlessness and a confident rest in the power and grace of God.” ― Paul Tripp, Book: Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family

  28. “In spite of the six thousand manuals on child raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and lick- and, of course, courage.” ― Bill Cosby

  29. “I would say that children are more resilient than you realize, and that as long as you love them, there is no right way to raise your children. You have to find your own way. It’s your way and it’s your child.” ― Al Roker

  30. “Raises children uses every bit of your being – your heart, your time, your patience, your foresight, your intuition to protect them, and you have to use all of this while trying to figure out how to discipline them.” ― Nicole Ari Parker

  31. “Raising children is, in a sense, the reason the society exists in the first place. It’s the most important thing that happens, and it’s the culmination of all the tools and language and social structure that has evolved.” ― Michael Crichton

  32. “Raising a child is like taking care of someone who’s on way too many shrooms, while you yourself are on a moderate amount of shrooms. I am not confident in my decisions, but I know you should not be eating a mousepad.” ― Ron Funches

  33. “You will look back one day and realize the best times of your life were raising your children. When they were little. If you’re there now enjoy every minute. It doesn’t last longer than the blink of an eye. You’ll miss this time one day. And you’ll want it back.”

  34. “There is no one perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children.. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply.” ― Elder M. Russel Ballard

  35. “Raising a son is scary. One day a girl is going to fall for him and I hope he treats her right. Gets to know her heart, and respects her. I hope I can raise him to be that man. A man of his word, a man who knows loyalty. I hope I raise him to be a man that isn’t afraid to love.”

  36. “Let no Christian parents fall into the delusion that Sunday school is intended to ease them of their personal duties. The first and most natural condition of things is for Christian parents to train up their own children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” ― Charles H. Spurgeon

  37. “We do not raise our children alone… Our children are also raised by every peer, institution, and family with which they come in contact. Yet parents today expect to be blamed for whatever results occur with their children, and they expect to do their parenting alone.” ― Richard Louv

  38. “Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary things about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.” ― Jodi Picoult

  39. “I think the single most important thing that I learned from my research is this: We can NOT give our children what we don’t have. If we want our children to have courage, compassion, and connection, we must practice these things in our daily lives. If we want them to love and accept who they are, our job is to love and accept who we are.” ― Brene Brown

  40. “Some of the most important things you can communicate to a child are that feelings are Ok, mistakes are fixable, and there’s nothing they could do that would push you away or make you love them less. Behavior is not perfect. It is communication. Embrace the imperfect and show children they are worth holding close to your heart. No matter what.” ― Kelly Bartlett

  41. “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’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

  42. “So often, children are punished for being human. Children are not allowed to have grumpy moods, bad days, disrespectful tones, or bad attitudes, yet we adults have them all the time! We think if don’t nip it in the bud, it will escalate and we will lose control. Let go of that unfounded fear and give your child permission to be human. We all have days like that. None of us are perfect, and we must stop holding our kids to a higher standard of perfection than we can attain ourselves. All of the punishments you could throw at them won’t stamp out their humanity, for to err is human and we all do it.” ― Rebecca Eanes


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