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17 Amazing Parenting Quotes That Will Make You a Better Parent
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"The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways."
Walk the Parent Walk
"Whatever you would have your children become, strive to exhibit in your own lives and conversation."
—Lydia H. Sigourney
You're in for Life
"Having a child is like getting a tattoo ... on your face. You better be committed."
—"Eat Pray Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert
Manage Your Stress
"Remember: You are not managing an inconvenience. You are raising a human being."
It's a Big Deal
"Making the decision to have a child—it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body."
Give Unlimited Love
"Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they're already asleep."
—H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Take a Risk
"All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them."
Hold on for the Ride
"Having children is like living in a frat house—nobody sleeps, everything's broken, and there's a lot of throwing up."
They Were Never Broken
"Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them."
Care for Yourself
"When my kids become unruly, I use a nice safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out."
Watch Them Soar—Without You
"Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves."
It's Not Just Your Kid
"It's amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower or vacuum cleaner."
What It's All About
"One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun."