parenting quotes

Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age.Jennifer Aniston

No, I've never wanted kids. But I do read about parenting a lot.Fiona Apple

Parenting classes should be mandatory, whether you are adopting or not, and would include an evaluation of your current physical, mental and financial state as well as how ready you are to take on the rigors of parenthood. Our children are our most precious natural resource, and there is absolutely no other way to parent but to put them first.Dale Archer

We put more emphasis on who can drive a car than on who can be a parent. And I think there ought to be mandatory parenting classes starting in high school, and you should have to have a license to be able to be a parent to explain that you don't give alcohol to kids.Dale Archer

Whether I'm running, working, relating, parenting, learning - whatever I'm doing, I want to surround myself with people who push me.Kristin Armstrong

My parents were divorced when I was a young teenager, and I was raised by a single mother after that. So, I understand the difficulties that families have. I understand single parenting.Michele Bachmann

Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.Russell Baker

For decades, parents were told by so-called parenting 'experts' that offspring would be best raised on the belief each is special and entitled to all life has to offer.Bob Barr

Mothers - especially single mothers - are heroic in their efforts to raise our nation's children, but men must also take responsibility for their children and recognize the impact they have on their families' well-being.Evan Bayh

My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer, but, my childhood was very good. I am very grateful for my childhood, because it was full of gladness and good humanity.Roberto Benigni

I came to parenting the way most of us do - knowing nothing and trying to learn everything.Mayim Bialik

Attachment parenting is not a passive parenting style.Mayim Bialik

I have a neuroscience background - that's what my doctorate is in - and I was trained to study hormones of attachment, so I definitely feel my parenting is informed by that.Mayim Bialik

I barely have time for my own children. To adopt more children and not have time for them, that would be poor parenting on my part.Mary J. Blige

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.Allan Bloom

Studies show that children best flourish when one mom and one dad are there to raise them.John Boehner

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.Erma Bombeck

Loving a child doesn't mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.Nadia Boulanger

I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.Susie Bright

Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws. I love it when they come to visit now. They can hold the baby and I can go out.Matthew Broderick