Some wise words on parenting

Some profound and some silly thoughts on parenting
  • “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” — Elizabeth Stone

  • “Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage.” — Marcelene Cox

  • “Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories.” — John Wilmo

  • “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” — Robert Fulghum

  • “If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent.” — Bette Davis

  • “If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” — Abigail Van Buren

  • “Children aren’t happy with nothing to ignore, and that’s what parents were created for.” — Ogden Nash, “The Parent,” Happy Days, 1933.

  • “What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give.” — P.D. James, Time to Be in Earnest

  • “Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” — Charles R. Swindoll, The Strong Family.

  • “There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” — Chinese Proverb

  • “Kids spell love T-I-M-E.” — John Crudele

  • “When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.” — Erma Bombeck

Becky Lyn Rickman

Becky Lyn is an author and a 35+ year (most of the time) single mom.