8 Quotes That Will Help You Be A Better Parent Today

These words of wisdom will inspire and support your parenting journey.

Jennifer Mellon October 25, 2017

As a parent of five children, I have many days when extra inspiration is needed to be the best parent I can be for them.  Ranging in age from 10 years old to 2 years old, they have different needs, personalities and desires for how I spend my time with them.

Being a blended family adds its own unique joys and challenges to our everyday routine as a family. Taking time each day when you wake up and at the end of each day before you go to sleep to reflect on how you can be a better parent can be helpful in raising little (and big!) children.

Here are 8 quotes to inspire and support your journey in parenthood.

 

Always Watching
1. Always Watching

Do not worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” ~ Robert Fulghum

Be Real
2. Be Real

"There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one." ~ Sue Atkins

All Kids Need Love
3. All Kids Need Love

"The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways." ~ Russel Barkley

Build Them Up
4. Build Them Up

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”. ~ Frederick Douglass

Train Up a Child
5. Train Up a Child

“Train up a child in the way he should go; Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” ~ Proverbs 22:6

Choose Your Words Carefully
6. Choose Your Words Carefully

"The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice." ~ Peggy O’Mara

Let Them Struggle
7. Let Them Struggle

"Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves." ~ Elbert Hubbard

Work Through It
9. Work Through It

What lingers from the parent's individual past, unresolved or incomplete, often becomes part of her or his irrational parenting. ~ Virginia Satir

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Jennifer Mellon

Jennifer Mellon has worked in the children welfare field for more than a decade, serving in varying capacities as the Executive Director, Member Manager, and Chief Development Officer at Joint Council on International Children’s Services. She also worked for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) and served on the Board of the Campagna Center, which provides critical educational services to children and families in the DC Metro region. She currently serves on the Development Board for the National Council for Adoption.She is the Co-Founder and President of Trustify, which she founded with her husband, Danny Boice. They reside in Alexandria, Virginia with their 5 children.


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