10 Inspiring Positive Parenting Quotes
Sometimes we just need a little bit of a reminder to slow down and see the beauty in the everyday moments. Children are the best teachers of living in the present and remind us to appreciate the small things.
I’ve collected some of my favourite Positive Parenting quotes that inspire a more gentle and respectful approach to parenting.
No parent is ALWAYS conscious, gentle, positive, peaceful and authentic. We have to choose to be and practice moment by moment…day after day. The more we practice, stronger we grow.
To take children seriously is to value them for who they are right now rather than adults-in-the-making.
We’re all imperfect parents and that’s perfectly ok. Tiny humans need connection not perfection.
Every day, in a 100 small ways, our children ask, ‘Do you hear me? Do you see me? Do I matter?’ Their behavior often reflects our response.
Encouraging a child means that one or more of the following critical life messages are come through, either by word or by action: I believe in you, I trust you, I know you can handle this, You are listened to, You are cared for, You are very important to me.
Toddlers test, and that’s exactly what they are supposed to do. A toddler has failed if he makes life too easy for us.
One of the most important things we adults can do for young children is to model the kind of person we would like them to be.
-Carol B. Hillman
Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.
-Catherine M. Wallace
By making eye-contact, getting down to your child’s level, offering a touch, or using a tone of your voice that conveys a desire to genuinely connect, you disarm yourself. You make it possible to reach your child more deeply and truly move forward together.
So often, children are punished for being human. They are not allowed to have grumpy moods, bad days, disrespectful tones, or bad attitudes. Yet, we adults have them all the time. None of us are perfect. We must stop holding our children to a higher standard of perfection than we can attain ourselves.
Hope you enjoyed some of those beautiful words.