We, the parents, watch their growth, take care of them and enjoy their sweetness. But sometimes it’s hard to be the best parents. Although it is the most beautiful role we will play, it is also the most difficult. The energy and will of our children sometimes seem impossible to channel. Just to remind us of what it means to be a child, but also how to be the best parents and how to raise them the best, we have prepared 70 quotes about children and parenting.

Childhood is one of the most beautiful times of our lives. No worries, no responsibilities, just a lot of play and unconditional love. 

Go back to them every time you run into the challenges of being the parent you want for your child. These quotes express the thoughts of some of the greatest thinkers, and some of them have even dedicated their lives to understanding and raising children. So here are some of the most beautiful and profound quotes about children and childhood, but also about parents and their love.

Quotes about childhood and childhood

  1. Children see magic in things because they are looking for it. – Christopher Moore, writer

2. While we show our children everything about the world around them, children show us what life really is…
3. We only need to give our children two things: roots and wings.
4. Every child is a different type of flower. And all together they make this world a beautiful garden.
5. Children do not distract you from more important work. They are the most important part of your job. – CS Lewis
6. If you want to raise successful people from your children, spend twice as much time with them and twice as much money. – Abigal Van Buren
7. Children are like a mirror. What I see and hear is what I do. Help them reflect only good things.
8. The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.
9. Children need role models, not critics. – Joseph Joubert
10. Don’t worry about your child not listening to you. Worry I’m watching you all the time.
11. Children go where interesting things happen, but they stay where there is love. – Zig Ziglar
12. If we could see the world through the eyes of children, we would see magical things in everything around us.
13. Children do not need more toys, but more adventures…
14. The unbearable child opposite is also good… At least 10 parents use it as a negative example.
15. After giving birth to children, life is no longer just about you…
16. Children are extraordinary imitators. So give them something extraordinary to imitate.
17. The best way to get children to listen is to make them happy. – Oscar Wilde

Status about children

Perhaps one of the most profound quotes about children belongs to the great Russian writer Dostoevsky: The soul is restored in the presence of children. Through their purity, through their energy, we, as adults, simply recharge ourselves with optimism and energy in their presence. We become better, more tolerant, more patient. Let’s never forget that not only do they ask for things from us, like attention, but the children also give us a lot back. It gives us that innocent but true perspective on the world and life.

Let’s not complicate things and love life as if we were children. This quote, but also many other quotes about children can easily turn into statuses to post on social networks. When you upload a photo with your children, with your family, or when you post what crazy things your baby has said.

18. The soul is restored in the presence of children. – Dostoevsky
19. Speak to your children as if they were the wisest and best people on Earth, because they will become what I think they are.
20. The best thing you can spend on your children is your time.
21. Your child will remember who was present with him, not what money was spent on him. They will get bored of toys and clothes, but never of the time spent with them and your love.
22. Our greatest contribution to this earth may not be something we do, but something we grow.
23. Our children follow our example, not their advice…
24. Have you ever been surprised to look at your child and smile
Not because he did something out of the ordinary, but just because you realized how blessed you are to have him.
25. You will never look back on your life to say, “I spent too much time with my children.” – Kimberly Mcleod
26. Don’t educate your smells to be rich, but happy. To know the value of things, not their price.
27. Live in such a way that when your children will think about what it means to be good, honest and fair, they will think of you.
28. I realized that the best way to give advice to my children is to find out what they want, and then advise them to do it… – Harry S. Truman, American President.

30. One day you will wake up and the house will be clean, but the children will be raised and on their own. Enjoy your mess and your kids. They’re babies only once.

31. Rejoice when your child offers you something, even if it is a small flower that they have picked for you, because they actually choose to give you the most precious thing they have at that moment.

40. Maybe my hair is unkempt and I’m not wearing makeup. But someone will always consider me beautiful. My child
41. Happiness means when your child comes to you and simply hugs you, for no particular reason.
42. I want my child to say: My mother was a strong mother and I am what I am today because of her strength and dedication.
43. The most beautiful legacy we can leave to our children is happy memories.

47. Always tell your children to be fair and good. Virtue, not money, will make them happy. – Ludwig Van Beethoven
49. How lucky I am to have someone I find so hard to say goodbye to. – – AA Milne, The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

50. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is in vain. – Aesop
51. If you have good thoughts, they will shine like the rays of the sun and will always make you look wonderful. -Roald Dahl
52. The real courage is to face the thing you are afraid of. – Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz
53. If you can dream that, then you can do it. – Walt Disney
54. I wish I could hold her in my arms forever. I would have liked to spend my whole life as a child, slightly too tightly hugged by someone who loves me. – Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
55. Only as far as I can think I can go,  Only as far as I can dream I can be. – Karen Ravn

56. Courage does not always roar like a lion. Sometimes courage means the whispered voice at the end of the day that says “I’ll try again tomorrow.” – – Mary Anne Radmacher
57. If you meet someone who doesn’t smile, give them your smile. – Dolly Parton
59. No fun is as cheap as reading, and no pleasure is as great as reading a book. -Mary Wortley Montagu

60. No matter how busy you are, you need to make time to read. Otherwise you will choose ignorance. – Confucius
61. Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. But in English it sounds even better: Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. -Harry S Truman
62. Books are like a plane, or like a train, or like a road. They are the destination, but also the journey. They are at home.
63. A person who does not read has no advantage over one who does not know how to read… – Mark Twain

64. Let’s tell our child how much we love him. I love you my baby:

66. My heart will always be yours. / Or in English, where it sounds even more melodious: You have my whole heart for my whole life.
67. I love you very, very much, more than I love myself.
68. I will be your biggest fan forever. Your greatest protector. I will always be a good teacher for you. And a good friend. And a good confidant. I will always be proud of you. And I will love you unconditionally. Because I’m your mother forever.
69. My child, you are the sun that never sets and the moon that never disappears from the sky. Keep shining, baby!
70. The day you came into the world I knew what my purpose was in this world: to love you and to protect you with all that I am and all that I have.

There is nothing more beautiful than being a parent. And nothing is sweeter and more touching than the little baby you hold in your arms. Let us never forget this and always return to quotes about children thought and said by truly wise people.