Raising Children Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old raising children quotes, raising children sayings, and raising children proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Raising children is the hardest job that there is on the face of the Earth. Ann Romney
Raising children is like making biscuits: it is as easy to raise a big batch as one, while you have your hands in the dough. E. W. Howe
Playing golf is like raising children. You keep thinking you'll do better next time. Charles E. McKenzie
Raising children pushed me to walk the walk and practice life as I preach it. Candace Cameron
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. Haim Ginott
Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation C. Everett Koop
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. Charles R. Swindoll
Parenting, as an unpaid occupation outside the world of public power, entails lower status, less power, and less control of resources than paid work. Nancy Chodorow
Praising children's intelligence harms their motivation and it harms their performance. Carol S. Dweck
Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made. Bill Cosby
We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Having children is like living in a frat house - nobody sleeps, everything's broken, and there's a lot of throwing up. Ray Romano
Raising children has given me a compassionate and gracious heart for all children and people, realizing we don't always know the circumstances behind closed doors. Candace Cameron
Raising a child is an on the job kind of thing. There arent a whole lot of manuals for that. Larry Elder
Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going. Phyllis Diller
If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent. Bette Davis
The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires. Dorothy Parker
Perhaps it takes courage to raise children. John Steinbeck
Raising children is, in a sense, the reason the society exists in the first place. It's the most important thing that happens, and it's the culmination of all the tools and language and social structure that has evolved. Michael Crichton
Raising children uses every bit of your being your heart, your time, your patience, your foresight, your intuition to protect them, and you have to use all of this while trying to figure out how to discipline them. Nicole Ari Parker
We're raising children who have little tolerance for disappointment. Anonymous
Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be David Bly
Raising children is a journey generously sprinkled with what many view as teachable moments, perhaps none as challenging as those surrounding faith and religion. Judy Woodruff
The end product of child raising is not the child but the parent. Frank Pittman
Trying to negotiate getting a couple of kids to watch the same TV show requires serious diplomacy. Dee Dee Myers
Raising children, be aware that the piles and piles of laundry will disappear all too soon and that you will, to your surprise, miss them profoundly. Thomas S. Monson
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. Abigail Van Buren
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. Khalil Gibran
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. Franklin P. Adams
The secret to raising children is to love them. And teach them to operate in a way you can tolerate them the best. Bob Saget