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Parenting Quotes


Great Quotes for Parents Trying to Raise Their Kids Right!

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”  Henry Ward Beecher


“Be careful, father, or while you are taking one lap around the devil's track your boy will make six.”  Billy Sunday


“I learned more about Christianity from my mother than from all the theologians of England.”  John Wesley


If gratitude is due from children to their earthly parent, how much more is the gratitude of the great family of men due to our father in Heaven?“  Hosea Ballou


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


“There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.”  Henry Ward Beecher


“In addition to teaching your children throughout the day, you must set aside specific, planned times to worship the Lord and learn His Word together. Conducting family devotions requires planning and diligence if this godly practice is to develop and be maintained in your home.”  John C. Broger


“As for those parents who will not use the rod upon their children, I pray God He useth not their children as a rod for them.”  Thomas Fuller


“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.”  Ephesians 6:4 (The New Testament)


“If we, as parents, are not painstakingly investing in the lives of our children, we are doing them a disservice and pain will be the likely result.”  Jonathan Falwell


“After one is right with God and pleases God, the next most important thing in all the world is to be right with one's own father and mother.”  John R. Rice


“Parents, determine to make your children obey you, though it may cost you a lot of trouble, and cost them many tears. Let there be no questioning, and reasoning, and disputing, and delaying. When you give them a command, let them clearly see that you expect them to do it.”  J. C. Ryle


“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.”  Henry Ward Beecher


“Take heed that the misdeeds for which thou correctest thy children be not learned them by thee. Many children learn that wickedness of their parents for which they beat and chastise them.”  John Bunyan


“You will never look back on life and think, “I spent too much time with my kids.”  Unknown


“As parents, you may confidently rear your children according to God's Word. While bringing up your children, you are to remember that your children are not your "possessions" but instead are the Lord's gift to you. You are to exercise faithful stewardship in their lives.”  John C. Broger


“Remember that you are not called to produce successful, upwardly mobile, highly educated, athletically talented machines...Giving your children great opportunities is good; it is not, however, the goal of parenting. Christlikeness is. Above all, seek to raise children who look and act a lot like Jesus.”  Chip Ingram


“Families are like branches on a tree.  We grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.”  Unknown


“The world, we’d discovered, doesn’t love you like your family loves you.”  Louis Zamperini


“Some persons believe everything that their kindred, their parents, and their tutors believe. The veneration and the love which they have for their ancestors incline them to swallow down all their opinions at once, without examining what truth or falsehood there is in them. Men take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.”  Isaac Watts


“The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways.”  Unknown


“A lot of times in life we're all looking for that second chance. The kids I met tonight--who I'm representing have not even had their first chance. Some of these kids--I don't know how in the world they can do it without a mother or a father. What would I have done without my mother?”  Duane Chapman

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”  Proverbs 22:6 (The Bible)


“Above all, we [as parents] must make sure that the open book of our lives - our example - demonstrates the reality of our instruction, for in watching us they will learn the most.”  R. Kent Hughes


“You cannot control your children, you say. Then the Lord have mercy on you! It is your business to do it, and you must do it, or else you will soon find they will control you. No one knows what judgment will come from God upon those who allow sin in children to go unrebuked.”  Charles Spurgeon


“How much the work of God has suffered because of our failure to let the Lord be the Lord of our affections. Many parents cling to their children for themselves and permit the kingdom of God to incur loss.”  Watchman Nee


“Childhood is fleeting, so let kids be kids and cherish the time you have together.”  Abraham Lincoln


“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


“No matter how busy you are, carve out time to play with your kids.”  Theodore Roosevelt


“Fathers and mothers, do not forget that children learn more by the eye than they do by the ear... Imitation is a far stronger principle with children than memory. What they see has a much stronger effect on their minds than what they are told.”  J. C. Ryle


“Life is but one continual course of instruction, The hand of the parent writes on the heart of the child the first faint characters which time deepens into strength so that nothing can efface them.”  Unknown


“What a mercy was it to us to have parents that prayed for us before they had us, as well as in our infancy when we could not pray for ourselves!”  John Flavel


“Honor your parents and the Lord will honor you.”  Woodrow Kroll


“People mostly pray as if there were no God with them, or as if He did not heed their prayers. Let us ascribe to the Lord at least the same amount of attention that good parents show to the requests of their children, at least that provident and attentive love which good parents have for their children.”  John of Kronstadt


“There are illegitimate parents, but I don't believe there are any illegitimate children.”  Rick Warren


“I was cradled in the home of piety, nurtured with the tenderest care, taught the gospel from my youth up, with the holiest example of my parents, the best possible checks all around to prevent me running into sin.”  Charles Spurgeon

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Fredrick Douglass


“As a mother, my job is to take care of the possible and trust God with the impossible.”  Ruth Bell Graham


“Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.”  Charles Kettering

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