40 Inspirational Parenting Quotes To Boost Your Confidence

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Parenthood is the most beautiful and rewarding role we can ever take on. It’s also the toughest.

Raising a child is the biggest responsibility there is, and the greatest blessing — but at times, it can also be the most seemingly insurmountable challenge! 

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It’s an incredible adventure and an emotional roller-coaster all rolled into one. And on those days when it all feels overwhelming, these inspirational parenting quotes can help you find the encouragement and strength you need. 

We all need inspiration, a little pick-me-up every once in a while. Let these inspirational parenting quotes help you to put things in perspective, remember how blessed you are, and believe that you are rocking this parenting thing! Because trust us – YOU ARE!

Inspirational Parenting Quotes To Boost Your Confidence

“Each day of our lives we make deposits into the memory banks of our children.” – Charles R. Swindoll

“In all kinds of ways, if we are willing, our children take us into places in our hearts we didn’t know existed.” – Dr. Shefali Tsabary

“The point of parenting isn’t to have all the answers before we start out but instead to figure it out on the go as our children grow, because as they do, so will we.” – Bridgett Miller

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

“With love and patience, nothing is impossible.” – Daisaku Ikeda

“No one is ever quite ready; everyone is always caught off guard. Parenthood chooses you. And you open your eyes, look at what you’ve got, say, ‘Oh, my gosh,’ and recognize that of all the balls there ever were, this is the one you should not drop. It’s not a question of choice.” – Marisa De Los Santos

“I wholeheartedly believe that when we are fully engaged in parenting regardless of how imperfect, vulnerable, and messy it is, we are creating something sacred.” – Brene Brown

“As your kids grow up they may forget what you said, but they won’t forget how you made them feel.” – Kevin Heath

“One day, your child will make a mistake or a bad choice and run to you instead of away form you and in that moment you will know the immense value of peaceful, positive, respectful parenting.” – L.R. Knost

“There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children.” – Marianne Williamson

“Never fear spoiling children by making them too happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow.” – Thomas Bray

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

“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

“Romance fails us, and so do friendships, but the relationship of a parent and child, less noisy than all the others, remains indelible and indestructible, the strongest relationship on earth.” – Theodor Reik

“The most beautiful thing in the world is to see your children smiling and knowing that you’re the reason behind their smile.”

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“The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.” – James E. Faust

“If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent, and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.” – Brian Tracy

“Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, every movement, and action affects. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than a parent.” – Bob Keeshan

“Having kids — the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings — is the biggest job anyone can embark on. As with any risk, you have to take a leap of faith and ask lots of wonderful people for their help and guidance. I thank God every day for giving me the opportunity to parent.” ― Maria Shriver

“Children do not enter this world with bad intentions. The do not come to wear us out, test our patience, or push us over the edge. They come to us with a need for love, connection, and belonging.”

“Being a mom means choosing to show up day after day and love day after day and give day after day and try day after day and not having all the answers and not being perfect but simply doing your best.” – Rachel Martin

“So often, children are punished for being human. They are not allowed to have grumpy moods, bad days, disrespectful tones, or bad attitudes. Yet, we adults have them all the time. None of us are perfect. We must stop holding our children to a higher standard of perfection than we can attain ourselves.”

“There are times as a parent when you realize that your job is not to be the parent you always imagined you’d be, the parent you always wished you had. Your job is to be the parent your child needs, given the particulars of his or her own life and nature.” – Ayelet Waldman

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“Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” – Mathew L Jacobson

“It’s not only children who grow. Parents do, too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell me children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it myself.” – Joyce Maynard

“One hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” – Forest E Witcraft

“The beauty of motherhood is not in the freshly pressed shirts and smiling photos we show the world. The beauty of motherhood is in the folds and creases of our lives, the grimaces and tantrums, the moments when we have to grit our teeth and get through when we pound on windows and yell and scream and demand better of each other and ourselves.” – Robyn Passante

“Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. Take time with them; teach them to have faith in God. Be a person in whom they can have faith. When you are old, nothing else you’ve done will have mattered as much.” ― Lisa Wingate

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“Parents aren’t the people you come from. They’re the people you want to be when you grow up.” ― Jodie Picoult

“You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.” – Barbara Bush

“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

“Parenting has nothing to do with perfection. Perfection isn’t even the goal, not for us, not for our children. Learning together to live well in an imperfect world, loving each other despite or even because of our imperfections, and growing as humans while we grow our little humans, those are the goals of gentle parenting. So don’t ask yourself at the end of the day if you did everything right. Ask yourself what you learned and how well you loved, then grow from your answer. That is perfect parenting.” – L.R. Knost

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“I may not be able to give my kids everything they want but I give them what they need. Love, time, and attention. You can’t buy those things.” – Nishan Panwar

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock

“There are so many quiet times you spend as a mother that aren’t glorified but are a foundation for your kids. No matter what, there was always a thick safety net under this trapeze.” — Tina Fey

“I believe that children are, by nature, very forgiving. I don’t think children expect their parents to be perfect. I think they demand that their parents be real.” – Beth Moore

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“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

“Don’t forget to bring your funny bone along on your parenting journey. Humor is a universal language that topples walls, connects hearts, and opens the door to communication and cooperation.”

“Be the parent today that you want your kids to remember tomorrow.”

“In raising my children, I have lost my mind but found my soul.” 

Raising children is an honor and a privilege. And you are doing a wonderful job! Believe in yourself, Moms and Dads — You rock!

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