The inspirational parenting and family quotes listed here are my favorites. Keep checking back as Christian-Parenting-Source will be adding more sage words to this page on a regular basis.
On a superficial level, some of the quotes may not seem to hold much wisdom.
But . . .
Henry Ward Beecher said, “All words are pegs to hang ideas on.” Don’t close this window too quickly. Ponder the list, take a closer look, hunt for the implied, the deeper meaning. Memorize the family quotes that speak to you, live the ideas, change if need be, be encouraged.
"Be an aware parent. Identify your child's unique gifts and encourage those."
--Linda Wakefield Kelley
"Remember that your ultimate goal is for your children to grow up secure in your love, strong in their faith, and with sound character."
Gary Chapman, The One Year Love Language Minute Devotional
"Let your eyes light up when your children are around. Laugh more. Tell them how empty and quiet it is when they’re not there. Enjoy the things they bring to your life. Attend their activities, not as if they were compulsory for parents, but throw yourself into their lives."
--Valerie Bell, Getting Out of your Kids’ Faces and into Their Hearts
"When correcting a child, the goal is to apply light, not heat."
"Discipline is demanded of the athlete to win a game. Discipline is required for the captain running his ship. Discipline is needed for the pianist to practice for the concert. . . .If parents believe standards are necessary, then discipline certainly is needed to attain them."
--Gladys Brooks, as quoted in The Gift of Family by Naomi Rhode
"I praise loudly, I blame softly."
-- Catherine the Great, as quoted in A Man’s Work is Never Done, by David Z. Nowell
"We should not use anger so often that it becomes an expected emotion. All of us, including our kids, love emotion. Once kids get used to a particular emotion—be it shame, anger, guilt, or love—that expected emotion becomes the emotion of choice."
--Foster Cline and Jim Fay, Parenting with Love and Logic
"A sentence from Psalm 101 has been both challenging and convicting for me: 'I will walk in my house with blameless heart' (Psalm 101-2, NIV). When God speaks to me about being more loving, this verse reminds me to make application in my family first—and then to others. It forces me to ask, 'Am I more spiritual, more loving, or more fun somewhere else? Who gets my best—my family or others?'"
-- Jean Fleming, A Mother’s Heart
"My dad is the boss. . .until Grandma comes over. Then he’s just one of us."
--a child in Kid’s Say the Greatest Things about God
"Making the decision to have a child — it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
--by Elizabeth Stone, appeared in Reader’s Digest
Books as indicated with the quote.
I hope you've enjoyed these family quotes! I find that there is a tremendous amount of wisdom to be found in quotes, especially family quotes, and I'm delighted to have the opportunity to share my favorites with you.
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