Please find below a curated list of 144 of The Best Raising Children Quotes by notable women and men. Please consider sharing with others any of the Raising Children Quotes that resonate.
How can one explain all the time and thought that goes into raising a child, all the opportunities for mistakes, all the chances to recover and try again? How does one break the news that nothing permanent can be formed in an instant–children are not weaned, potty trained, taught manners, introduced to civilization in one or two tries–as everyone imagined.
Rather than dwelling on the past, we should make the most of today, of the here and now, doing all we can to provide pleasant memories for the future…If you are still in the process of raising children be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled, will disappear all too soon, and that you will, to your surprise, miss them, profoundly.
Here’s the progression. Feminism won; you can have it all; of course you want children; mothers are better at raising children than fathers; of course your children come first; of course you come last; today’s children need constant attention, cultivation, and adoration, or they’ll become failures and hate you forever; you don’t want to fail at that; it’s easier for mothers to abandon their work and their dreams than for fathers; you don’t want it all anymore (which is good because you can’t have it all); who cares about equality, you’re too tired; and whoops–here we are in 1954.
When we prioritize and focus… and that becomes the anchor… the relationship becomes the anchor… and it trumphs everything else… than it’s at once freeing and anxiety relieving… because the connection itself feeds empowerment and self-worth and self-esteem so it takes away the anxiety of raising a child.