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 should mean helping them to become what they already are in God's eyes. Eberhard Arnold
Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry. Democritus
Raising a child, whether or not it is yours, is like Nautilus of the heart and soul. Anne Lamott
Raising a child is the only relationship you have where if you do it right, it will end in separation. Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal
The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them. Frank A. Clark
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. Ogden Nash
Raising children changes everything. It's a complete cliché to say that, but it's really true. Christopher Gorham
Training a puppy is like raising a child. Every single interaction is a training opportunity. Ian Dunbar
No one's raising children any more. To love a child, you've got to work for it. You have to change its diapers and feed it at night! Lauren Hutton
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. Ernest Dimnet
Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science. Bruno Bettelheim
You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any. Bill Cosby
Raising children is part joy and part guerrilla warfare. Ed Asner
Raising a child on a steady diet of "I am the center of the universe" is generally quite harmful. Your child is not the center of the universe and never will be. Ian Grant
You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes if it's just in your own eyes. Walter M. Schirra Sr.
One challenge to parents is how to raise loving, trusting children while at the same time instilling a sense of healthy wariness of strangers. Fred Rogers
Being a parent is a complex thing. It involves not only trying to feel what our children are feeling and trying to know just how much to do to help them with what they cannot yet do for themselves, but also trying to know how much not to do. We must also learn to recognize our children's real capacities and respect their need to do things for themselves. Fred Rogers
There's a mystery in raising children: As our children grow and develop their unique talents, we can't control every aspect of their lives. For example, we can offer children music lessons and do all we can to encourage them to appreciate music, but if making music isn't their way of expressing themselves, we have to trust they'll find their own ways. Fred Rogers
There is no escaping the fact that a minimum amount of human understanding is needed for raising children. Most mothers naturally have that sensitivity, except when they follow advice that goes against their good intuitions. Alfred Henry
I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway...let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves. C. JoyBell C.
To nourish children and raise them against odds is any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons. Marilyn French
We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up. Phyllis Diller
Being constantly with children was like wearing a pair of shoes that were expensive and too small. She couldn't bear to throw them out, but they gave her blisters. Beryl Bainbridge
Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to the wall. Barbara Johnson
I had three children and that's a lot like making a movie. There are a lot of the same worries. Will it have legs? Will it go wide? How will it do domestically and what if it goes foreign? Meryl Streep
I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: "Checkout Time is 18 years." Erma Bombeck
Before I was married, I had a hundred theories about raising children and no children. Now, I have three children and no theories. John Wilmot
Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy. Robert A. Heinlein
One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is. Erma Bombeck
Madam, there's no such thing as a tough child—if you parboil them first for seven hours, they always come out tender. W. C. Fields