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Parenting Quotes

11 of the best book quotes about parenting
  1. #1
    “Mother says as th’ two worst things as can happen to a child is never to have his own way—or always to have it. She doesn’t know which is th’ worst.”
  2. #2
    “It occurred to me that the reason my parents had no money was me. I’d sapped the family savings with Phalanxifor copays, and Mom couldn’t work because she had taken on the full-time profession of Hovering Over Me.”
  3. #3
    “Then her conscience reproached her, and she yearned to say something kind and loving; but she judged that this would be construed into a confession that she had been in the wrong, and discipline forbade that. So she kept silence, and went about her affairs with a troubled heart.”
  4. #4
    “That’s the thing about being the product of happily married parents. You grow up thinking the fairy tale is real, and more than that, you think you’re entitled to live it.”
  5. #5
    “Before Jem looks at anyone else he looks at me, and I’ve tried to live so I can look squarely back at him.”
  6. #6
    “Perhaps it takes courage to raise children.”
  7. #7
    “Is she the only one at fault? For though she’s spoiled, and dreadfully so, A girl can’t spoil herself, you know. Who spoiled her, then? Ah, who indeed? Who pandered to her every need? Who turned her into such a brat? Who are the culprits? Who did that? Alas! You needn’t look so far To find out who these sinners are. They are (and this is very sad) Her loving parents, MUM and DAD. And that is why we’re glad they fell Into the garbage chute as well.”
  8. #8
    “The innocent and helpless creature bestowed on them by heaven, whom to bring up to good, and whose future lot it was in their hands to direct to happiness or misery, according as they fulfilled their duties towards me.”
    author
    Mary Shelley
    person
    Parents
    book
    Frankenstein
    character
    Victor
    concept
    Parenting
  9. #9
    “He turned out the light and went into Jem’s room. He would be there all night, and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning.”
  10. #10
    “To have a child is the greatest honor and responsibility that can be bestowed upon any living being.”
  11. #11
    “What if, in raising children, we focus on ability instead of gender? What if we focus on interest instead of gender?”
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