I absolutely love number one. It’s so true. We should allow our kids to feel the ways they do and not punish them for it. And really, we’re adults, we don’t get upset about the same things a 3-year-old does. So we just want them to shake it off and stop crying about their cartoon being over. We expect people to understand our occasional bad moods – we should understand theirs too.
1. “So often, children are punished for being human. Children are not allowed to have grumpy moods, bad attitudes, disrespectful tones, or bad days, yet we adults have them all the time. None of us are perfect, and we must holding children to a higher standard of perfection than we can attain ourselves.” Positive Parenting Toddlers and Beyond
2. “Your children will follow your example, not your advice.”
3. “The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” -Peggy O’mara
4. “What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.” -Nicholas Sparks
5. “It is 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
6. “Listen earnestly to anything [your children] want to tell you, no matter what. If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.” ― Catherine M. Wallace
7. “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
8. “What a child doesn’t receive, he can later seldom give.”
9. “Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.” – David Bly
10. “Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.” -H. Jackson Brown
What’s your favorite parenting quote?
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.