Parents Quotes

The excessive regard of parents for their children, and their dislike of other people’s is, like class feeling, patriotism, save-your-soul-ism, and other virtues, a mean exclusiveness at bottom.

They have taken the care and upbringing of children out of the hands of parents, where it belongs, and thrown it upon a gang of irresponsible and unintelligent quacks.

Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships.

In everything I do – I am a total product of them. (speaking of her parents – her mother, a suffragette who picketed before the White House for better working conditions for women, and her father, a physician who with his wife was an avid promoter of birth control)

The last step in parental love involves the release of the beloved, the willing cutting of the cord that would otherwise keep the child in a state of emotional dependence.

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.

The relation between parents and children is essentially based on teaching.

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.

Wise parents offer criticism only when asked, and then minimally.

Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves.