When it comes to parenting it is never easy and sometimes you just need to stop and think to regain your focus. Here are some inspirational parenting quotes to help you do just that.
“Be the parent today that you want your kids to remember tomorrow.” ~Unknown
This is one of the best when it comes to helping remember to be a better parent. Remember to have patience and be calmer.
“Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.” ~Saadi
As anyone who has tried to get a child to do something knows. Patience is one of the hardest emotions to have.
“I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.” ~Paulo Coelho
This is all about learning that the more you try and control your children the less they obey you. Sometimes the best way to get cooperation is to let go.
“Have patience with all things, but, first of all with yourself.” ~Saint Francis de Sales
Sometimes it is easier to be patient with others than with yourself. But you need to accept that you are not infallible as well.
“When someone screams at me to hurry up, I slow down.” ~Mario Lemieux
This is particularly true of children. Whenever you are in a rush, they always seem to have a meltdown at you, so plan extra time when you need them to do things for you.
“You can learn many things from Children… How much patience you have, for instance!” ~Franklin P. Jones
This is so true. Children do teach us about the limits of our patience. Whether it is getting them to eat their peas, or get ready for school, if they can do it slowly, they will.
“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them FEEL.” ~Carol Buchner
It’s irritating when someone is getting annoyed with you when you are doing the best that you can. You don’t want to pass that feeling onto your children, sometimes you need to conceal how you feel.
“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” ~Lily Tomlin
Sometimes when you are trying to rush your children it goes nowhere fast. If you stop and think about the reason why you are rushing, you will find it is not that important. Once you slow down, things go much easier.
“Calmness is the cradle of power.” ~Josiah Gilbert Holland
It is easy to lose patience, and hard work to get it back. Being calmer and more restrained wins more battles than losing it.
“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ~E.M. Forster
Sometimes you can wonder how you ended up where you are. Things don’t always go as planned, but that is the life that can be lived the best.
“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” ~Napoleon Hill
Parenting is hard work, but when your little charges achieve something you will never feel more like a winner.
“Parenting is a lifetime job and does not stop when a child grows up.” ~Jake Slope
Parenting is the one job you get for life, just because your kids are grown up, doesn’t mean you stop being a parent.