Inspiration: For Parents

  • “We should speak to our children as though they are the wisest, most kind-hearted, beautiful and magical souls we’ve ever known, for what they believe is what they will one day grow to become.”   Brooke Hampton

  • “Kids do well if they can”  Ross Greene

  • “It’s impossible to protect your kids against disappointment in life.” Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

  • “Parenthood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you’d have. It’s about understanding you child is exactly the person they are supposed to be. And, if you’re lucky, they might be the teacher who turns you into the person you’re supposed to be.” The Water Giver

  • “So even when it might seem easy to throw in the towel, just hang on. Things are a thousand times brighter on the other side and your children will be better for it.”  Unknown

  • “I saw that you were perfect and so, I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect, and I loved you even more.” Unknown

  • “The truth is maybe we are just average. But the way I see it — families where parents get up every morning and go to jobs that are hard so they can get their kids through school and through life, and struggle to make it all work and manage to do it with dignity and a little humor — well, that’s not average. That’s extraordinary.” DeAnn Heline and Eileen Heisler, The Middle

  • “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

  • “Sometimes the things we can’t change end up changing us.” Unknown

  • “A river cuts through a rock not because of its power but its persistence.” James N. Watkins

  • “Promise me you’ll always remember… you’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved move than you know.” Christopher Robin

  • “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Martin Luther King Jr.

  • “Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did – that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that – a parent’s heart bared, beating forever outside its chest.” Debra Ginsberg

  • “Fairness does not mean everyone gets the same. Fairness means everyone gets what they need.” Rich Riordan

  • “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” Oscar Wilde