10 Truthful Parenting Quotes (as revised with a sarcastic sense of humor)

I’d love to claim these quotes as my own, unfortunately, I’ll just be adding some sarcastic truth to them. You know, the types of things parents wish they could really say out loud without the condemnation of society raining down on them? (disclaimer, all words in italics are what I added.. just in case you didn’t figure that out on your own.)

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. Unless you are my own parent, in which case I will ignore. I will wait for my friends to tell me the exact same thing before I will learn.

Benjamin Franklin

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. However your children will still make you doubt yourself and their therapy bills will be the proof.”

Benjamin Spock

It’s impossible to protect your kids against disappointment in life. Especially when you seem to so frequently be at the helm of the disappointment by saying no to them so many times!”

Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

I don’t remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child. There must always be an equal and opposite reaction so you will soon find there are always areas which you had no idea you could feel so much frustration from.”

Anne Lamott

…the love, respect, and confidence of my children was the sweetest reward I could receive for my efforts to be the woman I would have them copy. Well, maybe that and a bottle of wine.”

Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

“A person’s a person, no matter how small. And it will never cease to amaze you how much torment that little person can put you through.”

Dr. Seuss

“Beautiful faces are those that wear whole-souled honesty printed there. Of course, don’t assume honesty when there is an innocent smile and the mysterious unclaimed smell of chocolate on their breath.”

Ellen Palmer Allerton

“Children are natural Zen masters; their world is brand new in each and every moment. Unless it comes to the state of their rooms.. there is hardly anything Zen about that.

John Bradshaw

“If we would listen to our kids, we’d discover that they are largely self-explanatory. Self explanatory and every indication of what we do ourselves, good or bad.”

Robert Brault

“Creative play is like a spring that bubbles up from deep within a child.
It will also manifest itself on your walls, floors, toilets, sinks and occasionally the household pet.”

Joan Almon



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About J.Peterson

By day, I'm a mom of two boys (three if you count my husband) and a childcare provider. My adventures in parenting and the real world are primarily what this blog is about. My alternate ego, the one who is in my book(s), is a scythe bearing, magnificent shoe wearing, Soul Harvester by the name of Genesis. Though she knows nothing about parenting, her sarcasm rivals even my own. If you enjoy my blog, check her out on Amazon under the title of Death Inc. The life and Times of a Soul Harvester. http://www.amazon.com/Death-Reaper-Harvester-Incorporated-ebook/dp/B0060ZO82K/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_2_77ZB

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