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750 Inspirational It Takes A Village Quotes (2023)

1. “I truly have a village supporting me. My son has godmothers, godfathers, grandparents and so many others in his life who love him as much as I do. They’re there for both of us. I may not have a mate or husband, but I’m definitely not a single parent.” – Jill Scott


2. ‘It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a child with autism to raise the consciousness of the village.’


3. ”Hillary Clinton famously talked about how raising a child takes a village. Except our society isn’t set up that way. We’re organized in nuclear units, and a single mom can ask her friends only so many times for help picking up the kids.”


4. "As a child growing up among artists I learned to think of a picture not as a finished product exposed for the admiration of the virtuosi, but as the visible record, lying about the house, of an attempt to solve a definite problem in painting.” ― Robin G. Collingwood


5. It takes someone really brave to be a stepmom. Someone strong to raise a child not her own, but love them with all her heart anyway.” – Unknown


6. "You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they’re going.” —P. J. O’Rourke


7. Parenting... Strip it down and what do you really have? A relationship with a unique, little person god entrusted to you to nurture, love, and raise.” — Mathew L. Jacobson


8. “I love my childhood but I hated growing up poor. It made me very bitter.”


9. “Intimacy between stepchildren and stepparents is indeed proverbially difficult.” ― Murasaki Shikibu


10. As a parent of an autistic child, you will be faced with challenges that no other parent will ever understand. You might feel alone in this fight, but know there are many others out there fighting alongside you. You don’t deserve to be defined by the challenges you encounter along the way, but by your ability to overcome those same challenges.


11. "You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.” ― John J. Plomp


12. 87. “Make sobriety a habit, and intemperance will be hateful; make prudence a habit, and reckless profligacy will be as contrary to the nature of the child, grown or adult, as the most atrocious crimes, are to any of us.” ― Henry Brougham


13. “The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.” – Sam Levenson


14. “Too often, one spouse travels long distances to pursue medical treatment for their child with special needs while the other parent stays behind to work and care for the rest of the family. Some of these parents are separated for months on end.” – Gary Chapman & Jolene Philo


15. Husbands come and go; children come and eventually they go. Friends grow up and move away. But the one thing that's never lost is your sister.


16. “A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.” – Unknown


17. “It takes someone very brave to be a mother, someone strong to raise a child and someone special to love someone else more than herself.” -unknown


18. “The best gifts to give: To your friend, loyalty; To your enemy, forgiveness; To your boss, service; To a child, a good example; To your parents, gratitude and devotion; To your mate, love and faithfulness; To all men and women, charity.” ~ Oren Arnold


19. “There is no love so great and so wonderful as that which is in the heart of Christ. He is one that delights in mercy; he is ready to pity those that are in suffering and sorrowful circumstances; one that delights in the happiness of his creatures. The love and grace that Christ has manifested does as much exceed all that which is in this world as the sun is brighter than a candle. Parents are often full of kindness towards their children, but that is no kindness like Jesus Christ’s.”


20. “ A real father is the one who raises his children well.” – Unknown


21. “I haven’t seen someone that disappointed to see me since I wore a red baseball cap to a Planned Parenthood fundraiser.” – Ted lasso


22. When it feels as if you can’t do right by the other parent, do right by your stepchild instead. You’ll never fail with best interest at heart.” – Jessica James


23. "Motherhood is an early retirement position. Your children do grow up.” ― Colleen Parro


24. "Honestly, I have so much respect for single moms or anybody who finds themselves a single mother, but to even choose to be a single mother is just so courageous to me. It is such a hard job to raise a child and be everything to that child without a partner. It’s just admirable and courageous and brave and every other valiant word I can think of. I don’t know if I could do it on my own.” — Jennifer Lopez


25. “To all the single parents who are feeling lonely, stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted, and continue to pull through each day for the sake of your children, never doubt that you are good enough. You are amazing!” – Anonymous


26. “Happy 5th birthday to our adorable and shining little princess. You make us so happy to be your parents. I hope that you will grow up to have a kind heart and a brave spirit. I love you, honey.”


27. “I never dreamt of being the only child of our parents because I always wanted you to be my sis. Happy Birthday.”


28. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”


29. Let’s face it, autism isn’t easy. On any given day, a parent dealing with an autistic child has to be strong and resilient. While it may seem overwhelming at times, stay inspired to keep going and to believe that your child can overcome their challenges.


30. "Sometimes, we’re so concerned about giving our children what we never had growing up, we neglect to give them what we did have growing up.” ―James C. Dobson


31. A good stepparent can literally turn the life of a child around.” — Unknown


32. “Relentless criticism in childhood can internalize a parental scorn that no amount of success will silence.” ― Bruce Watson


33. “Self-esteem comes from who you have in your life. How you were raised. What you struggled with as a child.”


34. "You can’t stop your children from growing up, but you can be present so you don’t miss your children growing up.”


35. “God whispered, "You endured a lot. For that I am truly sorry, but grateful. I needed you to struggle to help so many. Through that process you would grow into who you have now become. Didn't you know that I gave all my struggles to my favorite children? One only needs to look at the struggles given to your older brother Jesus to know how important you have been to me.”


36. Dysfunctional parents do not apologize. It is one feature that the children of narcissists would instantly agree on. They will lie and justify themselves, but never accept they did anything wrong.” — Diana Macey


37. “I learned a lot from my Mum. My favourite lesson: Remember there is no such thing as a certain way to parent and to remember that you are learning along with your child — it’s ok to make mistakes.” — Regina King, actress


38. “When we were children. we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.” – Madeleine L’Engle


39. “The slave girl didn’t have a name; she didn’t know how old she was. She had lived at Huangling Palace since her parents had sold her to Lan when she was a small child.”


40. “The most difficult part of dating as a single parent is deciding how much risk your own child’s heart is worth.” — Dan Pearce


41. Behind many great children is a stepparent who stepped in, took responsibility and cared.” – Unknown


42. “The most difficult part of dating as a single parent is deciding how much risk your own child’s heart is worth.” – Daniel Pearce


43. Autism is a condition that impacts every part of your life. It’s more than just an emotional disorder… it’s a daily struggle to live with and raise an autistic child. This can make it difficult sometimes to see the positive side of having an autistic child.


44. “I think our job as parents is to give our kids roots to grow and wings to fly.” ~ Deborah Norville


45. “I am happy to see you grow into a healthy and happy 5-year-old nephew; I pray that the happiness and purity of your childhood remain with you until old age. Happy birthday!”


46. “Single parents don’t have it easy. They find a way to make it work, even when they don’t know how. It’s the love for their child that pushes them through, every single time.” – Inspirational Quotes Journal


47. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”


48. “If a child, a spouse, a life partner, or a parent depends on you and your income, you need life insurance. ” – Suze Orman


49. When it feels as if you can’t do right by the other parent, do right by your stepchild instead. You’ll never fail with best interest at heart.” — Jessica James


50. I always knew I wanted to have children. When I met my husband, Rande, I thought, 'This is the guy. When you are getting ready to become a mom, being in love with someone just isn't enough. You need to think about whether he would be a good parent and raise your children with similar beliefs. - Author: Cindy Crawford


51. “Find out who you are and figure out what you believe in. Even if it’s different from what your neighbors believe in and different from what your parents believe in. Stay true to yourself. Have your own opinion. Don’t worry about what people say about you or think about you. Let the naysayers nay. They will eventually grow tired of naying.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres


52. “Anyone can have a child and call themselves “a parent”. A real parent is someone who puts that child above their own selfish needs and wants.” – Unknown ( Heartless Selfish Quotes )


53. “At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.”


54. Adults are always asking children what they want to be when they grow up because they're looking for ideas.


55. “Love is intermittent reinforcement with spouses and children alike. The child is love-bombed when the narcissist feels the child reflects their false self. The moment the child fails to do so, the narcissistic parent blithely discards them.” ~ M. Wakefield


56. They say that as you grow older, you turn more and more into the type of person your parents are. Thank God you’re so AWESOME! I love you, happy Mother’s Day.


57. Often, too, with children, conformity, rather than honesty, is encouraged. I would like to see children feel free to express their emotions and, as they grow, learn how to control their impulses. – Magda Gerber


58. “At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, a parent.”


59. Even the most ignorant, innocent child will eventually grow up as they learn what true pain is. It affects what they say, what they think… and they become real people. Naruto Uzumaki Never Give Up Naruto Quotes


60. Good stepparents do much of the parenting that birth parents do but without much credit. They comfort, advise, teach, support, encourage, and love their stepchildren. They make a valuable contribution in their lives.” — Kelly Eden


61. “Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.” — Sam Levenson


62. "Divorce is one of the key predictors of poverty for a child growing up in a home that’s broken.” ― Mike Huckabee


63. “Parenthood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you would have. It is about understanding your child is exactly the person they are supposed to be. And, if you are lucky, they might be the teacher who turns you into the person you are supposed to be.”


64. “A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.”—Unknown


65. “It is the selfish parents who are to blame. Pay attention, be involved in your children’s lives. They are your legacy, your only hope.”


66. “Parents of children with special needs love their kids and want to do everything they can to encourage their healing, reduce their pain, and improve their quality of life. When parents fail this calling, despite their best efforts, they often struggle with feelings of guilt and grief.” – Gary Chapman & Jolene Philo


67. “I had these guilty feelings of, ‘If I can’t even take care of a child for a week in my stomach, I can’t raise a child on my own.’ I felt guilty to Andrew that I had lost his child, and I felt guilty to God that I lost his child.” — Shawn Johnson


68. Moreover, hardships, experience and previous failures may have led you to believe your current path is the only one available to you. If your parents were dependent on drugs and alcohol, for instance, you may believe you were destined for the same future. And while children of parents with substance use disorders may be more likely to face the same struggle, they are also capable of recovering from addiction and living a fulfilled life. Recovery challenges a person to examine their current ways of thinking and open themselves up to new possibilities. Choosing to recover from addiction is one example of the power you hold in deciding your own destiny.


69. It takes someone really brave to be a stepmom. Someone strong to raise a child not her own, but loved them with all her heart anyway.” – Anonymous


70. Our wish this Christmas, a world to grow in where children will be safe and free. Merry Christmas.


71. Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. –Pablo Picasso


72. My child, the soul of the life, happy birthday, dear… May you grow to be a pious kid and ideally be shielded by god.


73. “I hope everyone can examine what is the most important relationship in life – the relationship between parent and child.” ~ Jet Li


74. “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.”


75. As a parent of a child with autism, you are not alone. You are not the only parent who has had terror rising within them as they contemplate the future. You are not the only person dealing with sleepless nights, ruined holidays and general family stress. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and support from other parents.


76. Perhaps it takes courage to raise children..” ― John Steinbeck


77. “Thank you for choosing me as your parent. I choose you as my child. Let us cherish each other. – Ujjwal Arora


78. ”Single parents don’t have it easy. They find a way to make it work, even when they don’t know how. It’s the love for their child that pushes them through, every single time.” – Inspirational Quotes Journal


79. There is a lot of hope for children with autism. As a mother of a child with autism, it can be hard to imagine what life will be like for them as they grow up.


80. “Yes, I’m a single mom by choice. I decided to raise a child, not marry one.” ‒ Anonymous


81. A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.”—Unknown


82. The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children. - Nancy Friday


83. “ Children feel let down and becomes hopeless when parents leave them alone.” -Unknown


84. Stepparents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather to augment a child’s life experience.” — Azriel Johnson


85. “Stepparents are not around to replace biological parent, rather to augment a child’s life experience.” ―Azriel Johnson


86. Being a parent of an autistic child is not easy. Raising a child with autism requires special care, patience and lots of love. All the pain and suffering will be worth it when they are grown up – as long as they get the right treatment now, which can help them learn how to be happy and independent.


87. “I learned a lot from my Mom. My favorite lesson: Remember there is no such thing as a certain way to parent and to remember that you are learning along with your child — it’s ok to make mistakes.” — Regina King


88. “Being a stepmom is extremely tough because you are continually being tested, by the children, your husband, the neighbors, your husband, the relatives, old friends who knew the children’s parents in their previous marriage, and by yourself.” —Unknown


89. “Intimacy between stepchildren and stepparents is indeed proverbially difficult.”―Murasaki Shikibu


90. When you feel overwhelmed and defeated, remember that you are not alone. And the strength you need lies within you – simply tap into it. The efforts you make will grow your child’s self-confidence, independence and ability to thrive in the world.


91. “I’m 23 years old. I might just be my mother’s child, but in all reality, I’m everybody’s child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society.” – Tupac Shakur


92. “In the English language there are orphans and widows, but there is no word for the parents who lose a child.” – Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper


93. Autism is real. For your child, for you, for me. Autism is not a behaviour pattern or a phase that your child will “grow out of”; It is not just the creation of an over-protective parent or unrealistic expectations.


94. “As a parent, you should be more concerned with your child’s happiness than your petty insecurities and jealousies.” – Unknown


95. “Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.” – Sam Levenson


96. “Even for parents of children that are not on the spectrum, there is no such thing as a normal child.”


97. "You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.” ―John J. Plomp


98. Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father — Barack Obama


99. "Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.” —Russell Baker


100. "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


101. “The best gift a parent can give children is time … Single moms need to know it’s okay to have a little ‘me’ time.” – Denise Richards


102. “I haven’t seen someone that disappointed to see me since I wore a red baseball cap to a Planned Parenthood fundraiser.” -Ted Lasso


103. "Our children are only ever lent to us. We never know just how long we will be able to keep them for. So kiss them, cuddle them, praise them and hold them tightly. But most of all… tell them you love them everyday.”


104. "The best gift a parent can give children is time … Single moms need to know it’s okay to have a little ‘me’ time.” — Denise Richards


105. As a parent of an autistic child, you are never alone in your struggles. To the outside world, as we know, it can seem like you’re the only one going through challenges. Don’t let that get you down. It’s a tough road but don’t lose hope.


106. For many parents dealing with autism, the challenges associated with their child’s disorder can seem insurmountable at times. It’s important to remember that you are not alone as you work towards coping with these challenges.


107. “I’d never put all my chips anywhere, because I don’t want to close any doors, but I was raised in a very blue-collar family. I was raised by parents who said, ‘If you don’t go to work every day, you’re not contributing’, so that’s my mentality. I have to work every day; I have to bring home a paycheck.” – Katee Sackhoff


108. “I’m sure my parents wanted me to grow up to be president, but I decided I wanted to be a rock star.”


109. “Make sobriety a habit, and intemperance will be hateful; make prudence a habit, and reckless profligacy will be as contrary to the nature of the child, grown or adult, as the most atrocious crimes, are to any of us.” ― Henry Brougham


110. “The golden rule of parenting is to always show your children the kind of person you want them to be. Remember that children are impressionable. If you wish to have a well-mannered, kind and honest daughter, do your best to show these characteristics to her.” — Elizabeth Roxas


111. "I would have given anything to keep her little. They outgrow us so much faster than we outgrow them. Brian Fitzgerald, talking about his children.” ― Jodi Picoult


112. "We’ve had bad luck with children; they’ve all grown up.” —Christopher Morley


113. ‘Parents of children with special needs create their own world of happiness and believe in things that others cannot yet see.’


114. “The best gift a parent can give children is time. Single moms need to know it’s okay to have a little ‘me’ time.” – Denise Richards


115. “A sister shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.”


116. “Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” – Matthew L. Jacobson


117. Even the most ignorant, innocent child will eventually grow up as they learn what true pain is. It affects what they say, what they think… and they become real people.


118. “Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did – that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that – a parent’s heart bared, beating forever outside its chest.” – Debra Ginsberg


119. "I am convinced that most people do not grow up…We marry and dare to have children and call that growing up. I think what we do is mostly grow old. We carry accumulation of years in our bodies, and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are innocent and shy as magnolias.” ― Maya Angelou


120. “We have grown up, but I still remember those sweet and naughty memories of our childhood friendship. Thanks for being my best friend!”


121. “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


122. When both parents alternate spending time with their children, it not only helps in building memories, but it also works in building trust. S. J. Baker, Parenting The Strong-Willed Child


123. “Many parents of children with special needs are consumed by one of two opposite worries about the future. Some worry that their children will die far too young. Others worry that their children who can’t care for themselves will outlive them.” – Gary Chapman & Jolene Philo


124. Any man can help make a child, but it takes a special man to help raise a child.” – Tony Gaskins


125. “All people on the planet are children, except for a very few. No one is grown up except those free of desire.”


126. 20 Childhood is full of learning and growing. I am sure you will always find it to be as much fun as you do right now. There is wonder and excitement in discovering new things. Hold on to this precious truth as you make your way in the world. I hope you have a magical second birthday.


127. "Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you; they were born for a different time.” ―Ali Bin Abi Talib


128. "Growing up happens in a heartbeat. One day you’re in diapers; the next day you’re gone. But the memories of childhood stay with you for the long haul.” —Kevin from The Wonder Years


129. “Great parenting happens when you start controlling yourself and stop controlling your child.”


130. Step parents are not around to replace biological parent, rather to augment a child’s life experience.” — Azriel Johnson


131. “It is easier to tell a person what life is not, rather than to tell them what it is. A child understands weeds that grow from lack of attention, in a garden. However, it is hard to explain the wild flowers that one gardener calls weeds, and another considers beautiful ground cover.”


132. “Every parent has the power to teach their child that it is perfectly okay to like or love your stepparent and have an amazing relationship with them. There is enough love for everyone.” —Unknown


133. “nothing can eliminate from the parable the divine accolade, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” With that, a good deal of what I had been thinking all my life fell down like a house of cards. I suddenly remembered that no one can enter heaven except as a child; and nothing is so obvious in a child—not in a conceited child, but in a good child—as its great and undisguised pleasure in being praised.”


134. A good stepparent can literally turn the life of a child around.” – Unknown


135. The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, the second half by our children.


136. “Sometimes it is the smallest thing that saves us: the weather growing cold, a child’s smile, and a cup of excellent coffee.” — Jonathan Carroll


137. “I had a lot of guilt as a single mother trying to raise a child. I had to go to work and Jeffrey was screaming that he didn’t want me to. You have to give yourself permission to let go of the guilt.” — Sherri Shepherd


138. “We raise predators by treating children as prey.”


139. “I’m 23 years old. I might just be my mother’s child, but in all Reality, I’m everybody’s child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society.”


140. Husbands come and go; children come and eventually they go. Friends grow up and move away. But the one thing that’s never lost is your sister.” – Gail Sheehy


141. Parenthood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you’d have. It’s about understanding your child is exactly the person they are supposed to be. And, if you’re lucky, they might be the teacher who turns you into the person you’re supposed to be. ~The Water Giver


142. Having you as my child’s teacher has made me understand what real teaching is all about. Your care and love for your students is so obvious, and both students and parents think the world of you.


143. ‘It takes someone really brave to be a single mom and raise a child on her own.’


144. "There no perfect parents, and there are no perfect children, but there are plenty of perfect moments along the way.” ― Dave Willis


145. You’re not alone in this. No matter how challenging your day may be, your autism child is not the only one who struggles and you are not the only parent who has to help your child manage their condition.


146. If you hold on to hurt and anger with a narcissist, the children will have no normal parent. The narcissistic parent will use them as puppets, lovebomb, and abandon them. You are their only hope.” — Tracy Malone


147. “Parents with children who have cancer: I was your child 30 years ago, and I’m here today.” – Nora Kulkarni


148. “I love you,” these three words have been said billions of times throughout history. They’re simple, yet they can carry so much weight and emotion. Whether it’s your best friend saying it to their significant other or a parent telling their child, “I love you,” it can make all the difference in the world.


149. “People who have experienced a certain kind of pleasure in the past will try to repeat or relive it. The deepest-rooted and most pleasurable memories are usually those from earliest childhood, and are often unconsciously associated with a parental figure. ”


150. Even children are forced to grow up in the face of pain.”


151. “When I had my first child I thought, ‘This is the best-kept secret.’ You know how parents rattle on to you about, ‘Oh, you won’t believe your life will never be the same,’ and da, da, da and you think, ‘Why can’t these people just get over it? All they’re doing is yakking on about their kids. It’s such a bore.’ And then you have kids and you just want to do all the same things.” —Uma Thurman


152. “Love is intermittent reinforcement with spouses and children alike. The child is love-bombed when the narcissist feels the child reflects their false self. The moment the child fails to do so, the narcissistic parent blithely discards them.”


153. The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.” – Lane Olinghouse


154. Happy Birthday to my daughter! One thing you can look forward to as you get older is growing up to be as awesome as your parents!


155. Most times, how you treat your children is how they grow up to treat you.” -Terry Mark


156. ”It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face the world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel & heartless.”


157. “The curriculum contains so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element that grows the soul of a child.” – Carl Jung


158. “Parents are supposed to give the child back to herself with love. If they’ve got duct tape over their eyes because of narcissism, it doesn’t happen.”


159. “If you hold on to hurt and anger with a narcissist, the children will have no normal parent. The narcissistic parent will use them as puppets, lovebomb, and abandon them. You are their only hope.” — Tracy Malone


160. “Co-parenting is not a competition. It’s a collaboration of two homes working together with the best interest of the child at heart. Work for your kids, not against them.” ―Anne Brown


161. “You know all that sympathy that you feel for an abused child who suffers without a good mom or dad to love and care for them? Well, they don't stay children forever. No one magically becomes an adult the day they turn eighteen. Some people grow up sooner, many grow up later. Some never really do. But just remember that some people in this world are older versions of those same kids we cry for.”


162. “Brothers are children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.”


163. A stepparent is an amazing person. They made a choice to love another’s child as their own.” – Unknown


164. Nana and pop-pop naming. This is one of the most sentimental ways to announce your pregnancy to your family in person, but it only works for your and your partner's parents, who are becoming grandparents. Invite them over for a naming party where, after the big reveal, they can choose what they’d like their grandchild to call them. To get the ball rolling, write different options on paper sorted by gender and have them pick them out of a box and mull it over.


165. “All of our natural intuitions tell us that Jesus is with us, on our side, present and helping, when life is going well. This text says the opposite. It is in "our weaknesses" that Jesus sympathizes with us. The word for "sympathize" here is a compound word formed from the prefix meaning "with" joined with the verb to suffer. "Sympathize" here is not cool and detached pity. It is a depth of felt solidarity such as is echoed in our own lives most closely only as parents to children. Indeed, it is deeper even than that. In our pain, Jesus is pained; in our suffering, he feels the suffering as his own even though it isn't--not that his invincible divinity is threatened, but in the sense that his heart is feelingly drawn into our distress. His human nature engages our troubles comprehensively. His is a love that cannot be held back when he sees his people in pain.”


166. “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.”


167. A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams. - Anonymous


168. “There is one message children can never hear enough as they grow up, and adults should never forget as long as they live: To accomplish big things, you must first dream big dreams.” – Mardy Grothe


169. “To my little superstar, a happy 5th birthday! It breaks my heart a little to realize that you’re no longer a baby, but I also feel very proud to see you growing into such a bright and beautiful child. You make me so happy every single day. Happy birthday!”


170. “The birth of a child is a joy to the parent and the world.” -Lailah Gifty Akita


171. Being a parent wasn’t just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life.” – Jodi Picoult


172. “If you suffer from anxiety or you have periods where you feel anxious, you may feel that you are not in a good position to help your child. This is not true. Supporting an anxious child as a family member gives you advantages over a parent who has never had anxiety difficulties.”


173. ‘A child is going to remember who was there, not you spent on them. Kids outgrow toys and outfits, but they never outgrow time and love.’


174. “As a parent having a special need child teaches you that the most extraordinary gift of all is love”


175. “The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents.” — John J. Plomp


176. Growing up I don’t think I realized just how much you did to keep our day-to-day life running so smoothly. Now that I’m grown up, I am in awe of everything you did for us, and I admire you all the more. Thank you for making my childhood such a special one! I love you, Mom!


177. Autism parent: one who experiences the ups and downs of raising a child with autism.


178. The love of a child is the greatest thing a parent can have, and we feel very lucky to have yours. Happy birthday son!


179. “It takes someone really brave to be a single mom and raise a child on her own.” – Anonymous


180. “Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.”


181. “Your mindset matters. It affects everything – from the business and investment decisions you make, to the way you raise your children, to your stress levels and overall well-being.” – Peter Diamandis


182. Intimacy between stepchildren and stepparents is indeed proverbially difficult.” – Murasaki Shikibu


183. "How amazing it is that children grow up in the blink of an eye!!!”


184. “Adults are always asking children what they want to be when they grow up because they’re looking for ideas.” —Paula Poundstone


185. Being the father of a child with autism can be incredibly challenging all on its own, but when you throw in the obstacles that life presents to all parents, it can sometimes make things seem impossible.


186. When you were a child you wanted a pony for your birthday, when you were a teen you wanted Johnny Depp, and now that you are an adult you only want love and affection. Finally, something I can actually provide! Happy birthday to my daughter who is all grown up!


187. “Good children are defined as meek, considerate, unselfish and perfectly law-abiding. Such rules allow no place for vitality, spontaneity, inner freedom, inner independence and critical judgment. These rules cause parents, even well-intentioned ones, to abandon their children. Such abandonment creates the toxic shame I’ve been describing.


188. "Marion and I have not climbed Mount Everest or written a great American novel. But we've had the joy of raising two wonderful kids, and watching them and their friends grow up into loving adults. And now, we're gonna have the pleasure of watching them pass that love onto their children. And I guess no man or woman could ask for anything more.. – Happy Days #RelationshipGoals


189. “The child grows inside you and there is something mystical and mythical in that, but then you actually see that you are nothing more than the box in which they come. There is this total person, already formed, themselves.” – Glenda Jackson


190. “My parents, like others of “The Greatest Generation” who lived through the Great Depression and World War II, wanted to provide the best possible life for their children. My mother and father both attended college but dropped out to earn a living during the Depression, working the rest of their lives at blue-collar work.” – Dan Millman


191. “You are proof that God loves me. He has given me such a wonderful son who is kind and loving, sweet and gentle, beautiful and smart, and funny and charming. I hope on your 5th birthday, you will have all your wishes granted. I pray that you will grow up to be a good child. I pray that you will never change. I love you so much. Happy birthday!”


192. “All parents believe their children can do the impossible. They thought it the minute we were born, and no matter how hard we’ve tried to prove them wrong, they all think it about us now. And the really annoying thing is, they’re probably right.” - Cathy Guisewite


193. “The hardest thing you’ll ever do is comfort a crying child when their other parent doesn’t come to see them.” – Anonymous


194. “I am a single parent, a working mother, an executive, and an author. My greatest accomplishment will be to raise three wonderful children.” – Ivana Trump


195. “The first breath of every child takes away the breath of its parents.” – Unknown


196. "Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them – a mother’s approval, a father’s nod – are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives.” —Mitch Albom


197. Being a stepmom is extremely tough because you are continually being tested, by the children, your husband, the neighbors, your husband, the relatives, old friends who knew the children’s parents in their previous marriage, and by yourself.” – Anonymous


198. “People asked me how was I able to do this and raise four children at the same time. I can only reply that when God calls you to a great task. he provides you with the strength to accomplish what he has called you to do . . .” - Coretta Scott King


199. “You can raise good children in single parent households, and many of you perhaps here today come from that type of environment. It is possible and many do it in heroic situations, but it’s much more difficult..” – Sam Brownback


200. “Many of us might have grown up in a house that lacked love, or even without parental supervision.” – Chimnese Davids


201. “Raising a child with special needs changed the dynamics of our family, touching all of us in significant ways. The experience defined the way we parented our son. It strained and changed our marriage.” – Gary Chapman & Jolene Philo


202. "You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they’re going.” ― P. J. O’Rourke


203. “A great father makes sure that his children grow up well. But a great dad makes memories that his children will carry within their hearts long after he’s gone,. . and pass them. on to the coming generations.”. —. unknown


204. “You have grown up to be the young man every parent will want to have. On this sweet sixteenth birthday of yours, I want to wish you the finest days in the life ahead of you. Happy birthday!”


205. If you’re a mom with an autistic child, your child, however, he or she is growing and developing, will bring you unimaginable joy.


206. “It was such a great experience to grow up with a crazy and fun girl like you. I cherish all our sweet and exciting childhood memories. For me, you will always be that adorable little sister, happy birthday!”


207. “When you were a baby, you gave your parents a million reasons to smile. When you were growing up, you gave your brother a million reasons to smile. When you got married, you gave your husband a million reasons to smile. And when I got married to your brother, you became my sister-in-law and gave me a hundred reasons to smile. Happy birthday to the woman who gives everyone a million reasons to smile.”


208. “Single parent mothers who aren’t spending their time looking for a man but spending their time providing for their children are the most admirable people on earth.” – Anonymous


209. “If parents want to give their children a gift. the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges. be intrigued by mistakes. enjoy effort. and keep on learning. That way. their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.”


210. Being a parent of an autistic child is not always easy. Sometimes as you look out for your child, you can feel overwhelmed and exhausted. There are days when it feels like nothing you do or say makes a difference and that your love doesn’t mean anything. The good news is that you’re not alone.


211. As a parent of a child with autism, you play an important role in bringing your child closer to reaching their potential.


212. “Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other – it doesn’t matter who it is – and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.” – Mother Teresa


213. “Your mindset matters. It affects everything – from the business and investment decisions you make, to the way you raise your children, to your stress levels and overall well-being.” — Peter Diamandis


214. “Brothers are children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.” – Sam Levenson


215. “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


216. “The cudgel-master raised his whistle and the two dozen other children standing around the circle fell silent.”


217. “Some children who are looked after, either by foster-parents or who reside in children’s homes, are also sometimes emotionally abused and neglected.” —Dorota Iwaniec


218. “President Obama’s fight for rural America is personal. He was raised by a single mom and grandparents from Kansas. He hails from a farming state, Illinois.” – Tom Vilsack


219. “Any food can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.” – Barack Obama


220. “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder


221. "I had a lot of guilt as a single mother trying to raise a child. I had to go to work and Jeffrey was screaming that he didn’t want me to. You have to give yourself permission to let go of the guilt.” –– Sherri Shepherd


222. "Children are the Shades of both mother and father, whether poor or rich every one had a wonderful creative life growing up with them.” ― Kishore Bansal


223. “The best gifts to give: To your friend, loyalty; To your enemy, forgiveness; To your boss, service; To a child, a good example; To your parents, gratitude and devotion; To your mate, love and faithfulness; To all men and women, charity.” — Oren Arnold


224. When it feels as if you can’t do right by the other parent, do right by your stepchild instead. You’ll never fail with your best interest at heart.” – Jessica James


225. “Jo had absorbed many of her parents’ philosophies, and one of them was the belief that children deserved to be told the truth as much as possible.”


226. “Being a mother is being there through the tantrums, the milestones, and the tears. Being a parent means that you love that little person, which you created, more than you could love yourself, or anybody else. Being a mother – it’s loving somebody else wholeheartedly and unconditionally for eternity. Being a mother to your child is a privilege, cherish it.”


227. Dysfunctional parents do not apologize. It is one feature that the children of narcissists would instantly agree on. They will lie and justify themselves, but never accept they did anything wrong.” -Diana Macey


228. "A grownup is a child with layers on.” —Woody Harrelson


229. “Parents are the last people on earth who ought to have children.” -Samuel Butler


230. "The best gift a parent can give children is time ... Single moms need to know it’s okay to have a little ‘me’ time.”- Denise Richards


231. “The newly minted maternal heart, it completely melted into mush, the oxytocin I know now, had kicked in, and how. I would fight tigers barehanded, climb down cliffs, throw myself in the path of a speeding car, and even do calculus again if I needed to, for this child.” — Kiran Manral, Karmic Kids: The Story of Parenting Nobody Told You


232. Today is my baby boy’s birthday yesterday he was just a child and it seems tomorrow he will be an old man. Where does the time go? Happy Birthday son. Stop growing up please.


233. This birthday message can be from parents who are proud to see their son grow into a man.


234. “Our children make us so vulnerable. Our parents too. I suppose.” – Sara Sheridan


235. We know that children who grow up with absent fathers can suffer lasting damage. They are more likely to end up in poverty or drop out of school, become addicted to drugs, have a child out of wedlock, or end up in prison. Fatherlessness is not the only cause of these things, but our nation must recognize it is an important factor. – George W. Bush


236. “Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.”


237. “The most difficult part of dating as a single parent is deciding how much risk your own child’s heart is worth.”


238. Parents of children with autism have their challenges, but they can also find support from others who have been there.


239. “A wife who loses a husband is called a widow. A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses his parents is called an orphan. There is no word for a parent who loses a child. That’s how awful the loss is.” — Jay Neugeboren, An Orphan’s Tale


240. “One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” Carl Jung


241. “A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.”


242. "The most difficult part of dating as a single parent is deciding how much risk your own child’s heart is worth.” – Daniel Pearce


243. “The child needs a helping hand or he’ll grow up to be an angry young man someday.” ~ Elvis Presley


244. There are times when the road is rocky and you can’t see the light, but weathering through it will bring you to a better place. That’s what parents of children on the autism spectrum do every day.


245. “I had these guilty feelings of, 'If I can’t even take care of a child for a week in my stomach, I can’t raise a child on my own.' I felt guilty to Andrew that I had lost his child, and I felt guilty to God that I lost his child.” — Shawn Johnson


246. Mom, you have an inner strength that I really admire about you. The kind of inner strength that helped you raise me on your own. Every year I become more thankful that you were the parent that stayed. I love you, and happy birthday!


247. “Dr. Webb says that losing a sibling is oftentimes much harder for a person than losing any other member of the family. "A sibling represents a person's past, present, and future," he says. "Spouses have each other, and even when one eventually dies, they have memories of a time when they existed before that other person and can more readily imagine a life without them. Likewise, parents may have other children to be concerned with--a future to protect for them. To lose a sibling is to lose the one person with whom one shares a lifelong bond that is meant to continue on into the future.”


248. “You have nothing in this world more precious than your children. When you grow old, when your hair turns white and your body grows weary, when you are prone to sit in a rocker and meditate on the things of your life, nothing will be so important as the question of how your children have turned out.”


249. “What I like to tell parents is that raising a child with autism is running a marathon. It’s not a sprint.” – Dr. Brian Bowman


250. Dear Husband, I don’t want us to be those parents who never act romantic in front of their children. I want our kids to learn how to really love somebody because we led by example. So kiss me in the kitchen while I am pouring cereal, cuddle with on the couch during family movie night, and hold my hand while we grocery shop. Let’s show them what true love looks like, so when they find it themselves, they will never let it go.” – Unknown


251. “In the Christian community thankfulness is just what it is anywhere else in the Christian life. Only he who gives thanks for little things receives the big things. We prevent God from giving us the great spiritual gifts He has in store for us, because we do not give thanks for daily gifts. We think we dare not be satisfied with the small measure of spiritual knowledge, experience, and love that has been given to us, and that we must constantly be looking forward eagerly for the highest good. Then we deplore the fact that we lack the deep certainty, the strong faith, and the rich experience that God has given to others, and we consider this lament to be pious. We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts. How can God entrust great things to one who will not thankfully receive from Him the little things? If we do not give thanks daily for the Christian fellowship in which we have been placed, even where there is no great experience, no discoverable riches, but much weakness, small faith, and difficulty; if on the contrary, we only keep complaining to God that everything is so paltry and petty, so far from what we expected, then we hinder God from letting our fellowship grow according to the measure and riches which are there for us all in Jesus Christ.”


252. "The more solid, sensible, common-sense, loving steps we take, the greater the chances of helping our children become the kind of children we want them to be and wish we had been when we were growing up.” —Zig Ziglar


253. “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.” – These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder


254. “She had grown up too much to be afraid anymore. She was no longer a baby. Her parents would be proud of her. That’s what she wanted them to be. Proud because she had escaped from that camp. Proud because she was going to Paris. to save her brother. Proud. because she wasn’t afraid.”


255. Behind many great children is a stepparent who stepped in, took responsibility and cared.” — Unknown


256. “As you praise your thirty-fifth with your children and your better half, pause for a minute to be grateful for getting such a beautiful life.Happy birthday!”


257. “Stepparent is not around to replace a biological parent, rather augment a child’s life experience.” — Azriel Johnson


258. "If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.” ― Bette Davis


259. Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.


260. “I overcame my fear and questioned the Glorious One and said, Lord, is it then true, as the Ape said, that thou and Tash are one? The Lion growled so that the earth shook ... and said, It is false. Not because he and I are one, but because we are opposites, I take to me the services which thou hast done to him, for I and he are of such different kinds that no service which is vile can be done to me, and none which is not vile can be done to him. Therefore if any man swear by Tash and keep his oath for the oath’s sake, it is by me that he has truly sworn, though he know it not, and it is I who reward him. And if any man do a cruelty in my name, then, though he says the name of Aslan, it is Tash whom he serves and by Tash his deed is accepted. Dost thou understand, Child? I said, Lord, Thou knowest how much I understand. But I said also (for the truth constrained me), Yet I have been seeking Tash all my days. Beloved, said the Glorious One, unless thy desire had been for me thou wouldst not have sought so long and so truly. For all find what they truly seek.”


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262. “Parents who respect those boundaries make space for their children to feel safe and loved, and they reinforce the positive habit of articulating needs. When parents ignore these preferences, children feel lonely, neglected, and like their needs don’t matter— and they will likely struggle with boundaries as adults. ” – Nedra Glover Tawwab


263. Sure, sometimes I question my parenting. But to be honest, sometimes I question my child’s childing. – Just Surviving Motherhood


264. “Only goal as a mother: Raise children that don’t have to recover from their childhood.”


265. "If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.” ―Bette Davis


266. “Of all the needs of a special needs child, a whole healthy parent is the most important.” – Sabrina Ransom


267. “The hardest thing that I had to do every day as a working single parent was childcare. To leave my child with people who I did not know and hope everything was OK. That was the most painful part of every day.” – Chris Gardner


268. "Sometimes we don’t let them go, but that’s what parents are here for to advise and guide because we have wisdom from experience in life you’ll always be our babies to us you all bring us such joy when you smile! God bless our children!” —Marilyn Katz O’Rourke


269. "Anyone can have a child and call themselves" a parent.” A real parent is someone who puts that child above their own selfish needs and wants.”-Author Unknown


270. “Perhaps it takes courage to raise children.”– John Steinbeck


271. Parents are supposed to give the child back to herself with love. If they’ve got duct tape over their eyes because of narcissism, it doesn’t happen.” — unknown


272. “There’s a really unique relationship between a single parent and their child. Marriages so easily break up. There’s kind of this temporary deal about marriages. That’s one of the things that makes it stressful, and that’s something that’s non-existent in a parent-child relationship..” Jeremy Sisto


273. Even the most ignorant, innocent child will eventually grow up as they learn what true pain is. It affects what they say, what they think… and they become real people.” -Pain (Naruto)


274. “Úrsula, on the other hand, who had suffered through a process opposite to Amaranta’s, recalled Rebeca with a memory free of impurities, for the image of the pitiful child brought to the house with the bag containing her parents’ bones prevailed over the offense that had made her unworthy to be connected to the family tree any longer.”


275. Being an autism dad is a unique and often challenging journey. Being a parent of any child comes with trying times, but the unique challenges that come with parenting a child on the spectrum go beyond just raising them from the point of conception to adulthood.


276. “Are you the adult that you want your child to grow up to be?”


277. “You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Jones (I’m sure there are a few parents out there who can attest to what patience means!)


278. “Therapists and educators have traditionally tried to suppress or modulate a child’s special interest, or use it as a tool for behavior modification: Keep your hands still and stop flapping, and you will get to watch a Star Wars clip; complete your homework or no Harry Potter. But what if these obsessions themselves can be turned into pathways to growth? What if these intellectual cul-de-sacs can open up worlds?” – Scientific American article talking about the documentary Life, Animated


279. “The mandate is not to be perfect and raise happy children.”


280. “When it feels as if you can’t do right by the other parent, do right by your stepchild instead. You’ll never fail with best interest at heart.” ―Jessica James


281. “Imperfect parenting moments turn into gifts as our children watch us try to figure out what went wrong and how we can do better next time.”


282. I am sure that our child will grow into a wonderful human being like you. Happy Father’s Day.


283. “Christian community is like the Christian's sanctification. It is a gift of God which we cannot claim. Only God knows the real state of our fellowship, of our sanctification. What may appear weak and trifling to us may be great and glorious to God. Just as the Christian should not be constantly feeling his spiritual pulse, so, too, the Christian community has not been given to us by God for us to be constantly taking its temperature. The more thankfully we daily receive what is given to us, the more surely and steadily will fellowship increase and grow from day to day as God pleases.”


284. "Growing up happens in a heartbeat. One day you’re in diapers; the next day you’re gone. But the memories of childhood stay with you for the long haul.” ― The Wonder Years


285. "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” ―Pablo Picasso


286. "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” ― Pablo Picasso


287. “Most important is the recognition that stepparenting is different from primary parenting. It can be just as satisfying, it can be a reciprocally loving and caring relationship between parent and child, and it can provide some very good moments when it works, but it is different.” ―Claire Berman


288. “ A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.” – Unknown


289. “Children learn to smile from their parents.” — Shinichi Suzuki


290. If you are a mom of an autistic child, you know that every day is a challenge. But it is also an opportunity to grow stronger not just for yourself but also for your family.


291. “Parenthood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you’d have. It’s about understanding your child is exactly the person they are supposed to be. And, if you’re lucky, they might be the teacher who turns you into the person you’re supposed to be.” – The Water Giver


292. A man’s children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season.


293. “Growing up, I didn’t know about families who were missing a father, because there weren’t any in our neighborhood. Today over a third of American children are born into single-parent homes. Is this all men’s doing?” – Timothy J. Russert


294. Nothing is more damaging than the exhaustion that comes with trying to cope with the daily demands of an autistic child. Just when you think you’ve got problems under control, one thing or another pops up to make you realize that life as a parent is never completely smooth.


295. “The best gift a parent can give children is time… Single moms need to know it’s okay to have a little ‘me’ time.” ‒ Denise Richards


296. “If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.” — Bette Davis


297. “A brother is the one with whom you will share your childhood memories and grown-up dreams.”


298. As a parent dealing with autism, you have possibly heard all too many times that your child is “different.” But here’s the good news: there are plenty of other children who also face challenges like yours and overcome them every day.


299. Mental health is an area where people are embarrassed. They don't want to talk about it because somehow they feel they're a failure as a parent or, you know, they're embarrassed for their child or they want to protect their child, lots of very good reasons, but mental health, I feel, is something that you have to talk about.


300. “The child grows inside you and there is something mystical and mythical in that, but then you actually see that you are nothing more than the box in which they come. There is this total person, already formed, themselves.”– Glenda Jackson


301. “The trouble with the family is that children grow out of childhood, but parents never grow out of parenthood.” — Evan Esar


302. “If a child, a spouse, a life partner, or a parent depends on you and your income, you need life insurance.” – Suze Orman


303. “Happy birthday, Mom! I’m so thankful to have you as my mother. There are many children who don’t get along with their parents. I’m incredibly glad I’m not one of them. I truly value my relationship with you and look forward to becoming closer as the years pass.”


304. “I am a child of the Moon being raised by the Sun in a world walked by stars and a sky drawn with flowers.” – Zara Ventris


305. Children learn about God through adults in their lives: parents, grandparents, family, friends, teachers, and mentors. Betsy Duffey


306. “Children never outgrow the love of their mother, no matter how old they get. Happy birthday to a lovely mom who I’ll never forget.”


307. “Make a positive difference in your children’s lives. Act and speak about your co-parent with respect and integrity.” – Allison Pescosolido


308. If you are a mom of an autistic child, then you already know about the challenges that come with it. It takes a lot of dedication and perseverance to be an autism parent. You’ll have to try different things until you find what works best for your child.


309. “A consequence of female self-love is that the woman grows convinced of social worth. Her love for her body will be unqualified. which is the basis of female identification. If a woman loves her own body. she doesn't grudge what other women do with theirs; if she loves femaleness. she champions its rights. It's true what they say about women: Women are insatiable. We are greedy. Our appetites do need to be controlled if things are to stay in place. If the world were ours too. if we believed we could get away with it. we would ask for more love. more sex. more money. more commitment to children. more food. more care. These sexual. emotional. and physical demands would begin to extend to social demands: payment for care of the elderly. parental leave. childcare. etc. The force of female desire would be so great that society would truly have to reckon with what women want. in bed and in the world.”


310. "Children do learn what they live. Then they grow up to live what they’ve learned.” ― Dorothy Nolte


311. ‘The most difficult part of dating as a single parent is deciding how much risk your own child’s heart is worth.’ – Daniel Pearce


312. “Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” — Matthew L. Jacobson.


313. "To be able to watch your children’s children grow up is truly a blessing from above.” ―Byron Pulsifer


314. Your mindset matters. It affects everything–from the business and investment decisions you make, to the way you raise your children, to your stress levels and overall well-being.–Peter Diamandis


315. “In addition to costs related to a child’s immediate special needs, parents have to think about their children’s future expenses.” – Gary Chapman & Jolene Philo


316. Even for parents of children that are not on the spectrum, there is no such thing as a normal child.


317. “Most people have more than one soulmate. A soulmate can come in the form of a life partner, friend, child, or lover. A soul mate can be someone with whom you share a spiritual path, a joint work in the world, or a commitment to be parents to certain souls. It can be one whose growth you are sponsoring, such as a child.” — Sanaya Roman


318. Mother’s love is infinite. A child can’t outgrow it, and a mother can’t conceal it.” – Michael Bassey Johnson


319. Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.


320. “Perhaps it takes courage to raise children.”


321. “Who can describe the transports of a beam truly parental on beholding a daughter shoot up like some fair and modest flower, and acquire, day after day, fresh beauty and growing sweetness, so as to fill every eye with pleasure and every heart with admiration?” — George Fordyce


322. “My parents were divorced and I didn’t grow up with my father, but I spent a lot of time around him, and his influence on me has been profound.” – Laura Linney


323. You have to work things out when you get married. Two people are raised by different sets of parents. They lived in two different worlds for years. How can they be hand-in-glove overnight?” – Unknown


324. “Even for parents of children that are not on the spectrum, there is no such thing as a normal child.” – Violel Stevens


325. ‘To all the single parents who are feeling lonely, stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted, and continue to pull through each day for the sake of your children…never doubt that you are a good enough. You are amazing!’


326. Being an autism dad is not easy. You have to understand a little bit more than the average parent what it takes to make a child happy. You are never told this, but somehow, some way you learn how to do it.


327. Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.- Pablo Picasso


328. The secret of good teaching is to regard the child’s intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination. Dr. Maria Montessori


329. “Single parent mothers who aren’t spending their time looking for a man but spending their time providing for their children are the most admirable people on earth.” – coolnsmart.com


330. Being a parent wasn’t just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life.” — Jodi Picoult


331. “Children with special needs aren’t sent to special parents, they make parents special.” – Unknown


332. “Children who are not encouraged to do, to try, to explore, to master, and to risk failure, often feel helpless and inadequate. Over-controlled by anxious, fearful parents, these children often become anxious and fearful themselves. This makes it difficult for them to mature. Many never outgrow the need for ongoing parental guidance and control. As a result, their parents continue to invade, manipulate, and frequently dominate their lives.”


333. My dear child, how you have grown! No matter how old you get, know that I will always love you and wish you nothing but the best. I love you!


334. “When we were children. we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.”


335. Stepparents are not around to replace biological parents, rather to augment a child’s life experience.” – Azriel Johnson


336. "To be able to watch your children’s children grow up is truly a blessing from above.” ― Byron Pulsifer


337. “A wife who loses a husband is called a widow. A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses his parents is called an orphan. There is no word for a parent who loses a child. That’s how awful the loss is.” – Unknown


338. "Motherhood is an early retirement position. Your children do grow up.” —Colleen Parro


339. I haven't seen someone that disappointed to see me since I wore a red baseball cap to a Planned Parenthood fundraiser.


340. “Our story is not unique among parents of kids with special needs. The demands of caring for children who have medical conditions, developmental or cognitive delays, disabilities, behavior issues, are on the autism spectrum, or have other special needs can stress marriages to their breaking point.” – Gary Chapman & Jolene Philo


341. “We know that children who grow up with absent fathers can suffer lasting damage. They are more likely to end up in poverty or drop out of school, become addicted to drugs, have a child out of wedlock, or end up in prison. Fatherlessness is not the only cause of these things, but our nation must recognize it is an important factor.” – George W. Bush


342. “Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.”


343. You are growing so fast and that is the best part of a child’s life! I’m proud of my sweet one! Happy birthday!


344. “A good stepparent can change the life of the child for the better.” —Unknown


345. “It’s the only way of life I’ve known. I was raised by a single mom. I was told I couldn’t have children, so every day I am kissing the sky with happiness about it.” — Padma Lakshmi


346. “That’s the thing about being the product of happily married parents. You grow up thinking the fairy tale is real, and more than that, you think you’re entitled to live it.”


347. “One of the saddest things in this world is to see a child grow up hating one of their parents because they only got one side of the story.” – Anonymous


348. "Growing old is unavoidable, but never growing up is possible. I believe you can retain certain things from your childhood if you protect them – certain traits, certain places where you don’t let the world go.” —Johnny Depp


349. “I doubt that we can ever successfully impose values or attitudes or behaviors on our children certainly not by threat, guilt, or punishment. But I do believe they can be induced through relationships where parents and children are growing together. Such relationships are, I believe, build on trust, example, talk, and caring.” ~ Fred Rogers , Trust quotes for relationships


350. “I had a lot of guilt as a single mother trying to raise a child. I had to go to work and Jeffrey was screaming that he didn’t want me to. You have to give yourself permission to let go of the guilt.” –– Sherri Shepherd,


351. “Even without the guilt, grief is often a daily companion of parents raising kids with special needs. The parents of four children, two of whom have significant special needs, are well-acquainted with grief. They say they grieve after each failed milestone and additional diagnosis.” – Gary Chapman & Jolene Philo


352. “Look into the eyes of parents who are immersed in special needs caregiving, and you’ll see that their love tanks are nearly empty. Ask them how raising their children strains the glue holding their marriage together, and they’ll rattle o a list of circumstances that threaten to break the bond between them.” – Gary Chapman & Jolene Philo


353. “The relationship between parents and children, but especially between mothers and daughters, is tremendously powerful, scarcely to be comprehended in any rational way.” – Joyce Carol Oates


354. “To build children you must first be built yourself. Otherwise, you’ll seek children out of animal needs, or loneliness, or to patch the holes in yourself. Your task as a parent is to produce not another self, another Josef, but something higher. It’s to produce a creator.”


355. “Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did – that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that – a parent’s heart bared, beating forever outside its chest.” ~ Debra Ginsberg , Autism quotes for parents


356. ” Really the only way I know to raise kids is to really listen. Its perhaps the most important thing any parent can do” – Angelina Jolie.


357. “A perfect parent is a person with excellent child-rearing theories and no actual children.” —Dave Barry


358. “Instead of treating your child like how you were treated. Treat them with the same love and attention you wanted from your parents while growing up.”


359. “Happy father’s day! Brother, it’s inspiring watching you raise your children. You are a true role model and family man. I hope you enjoy a day full of relaxation, you deserve it!”


360. “Behind many great children is a stepparent who stepped in, took responsibility and cared.” —Unknown


361. "Single parent mothers who aren’t spending their time looking for a man but spending their time providing for their children are the most admirable people on earth." – coolnsmart.com


362. “Children with special needs require frequent assurance of their parents’ unconditional love to keep their tanks full. Depending on a child’s condition, life experience, and developmental stage, parents may need to express unconditional love in creative and sometimes unconventional ways.” – Gary Chapman & Jolene Philo


363. Stepparents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather augment a child’s life experience.” – Azriel Johnson


364. Many people have the idea that being parents to an autistic child is a challenge, but the truth is it’s not. When you have a child with undiagnosed autism, life changes in ways you never imagined. There is no better feeling than being a parent. Being an autism dad can be among the most rewarding experiences in our lives.


365. “For a moment, to Annemarie, listening, it seemed like all the earlier times, the happy visits to the farm in the past with summer daylight extending beyond bedtime, with the children tucked away in the bedrooms and the grownups downstairs talking.”


366. “By separating the autism from the person, are we encouraging our patients’ family members to love an imagined non-autistic child that was never born, forgetting about the real person who exists in front of us.” – Christina Nicolaidis, doctor and parent


367. Any fool can have a child. That doesn't make you a father. It's the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.


368. Most times, how you treat your children is how they grow up to treat you.” ― Terry Mark


369. “It is. I suppose. the common grief of children at having to protect their parents from reality. It is bitter for the young to see what awful innocence adults grow into. that terrible vulnerability that must be sheltered from the rodent mire of childhood.”


370. In the wise words of Elvis Presley, raise your child or the children around you with a hand.


371. “Sister, today is your birthday. We give thanks to our parents for putting up with such a spoiled, bratty, whiny child like you. And we give even greater thanks to our parents for putting up with me, too. Happy birthday!”


372. “Even for parents of children that are not on the spectrum, there is no such thing as a normal child.” — Violet Stevens, Mom of a Son with Autism


373. All of us wish we’d had perfect childhoods, with a mother and father who modeled ideal parental attitudes and taught us to internalize the tenets of self-love. Many of us, however, did not. – Marianne Williamson


374. “If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.”


375. "There are no perfect parents, and there are no perfect children, but there are plenty of perfect moments along the way.” ―Dave Willis


376. “Parents have therapists come into their house and tell them what to do. They give their power away. Parents need to focus on healing and empowering themselves. They must shift their beliefs about autism. Once the parent knows who they are the child will respond.” – Lori Shayew


377. “Brothers are children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.” - Sam Levenson


378. "Children don’t understand when things aren’t given. The single parent struggling to provide; how they sacrifice themselves, by sweeping their dreams and goals under the table, just to bring bread and beans on the table.” – Anthony Liccione


379. “Don’t think that there’s a different, better child ‘hiding’ behind the autism. This is your child. Love the child in front of you. Encourage his strengths, celebrate his quirks, and improve his weaknesses, the way you would with any child.” —Claire Scovell LaZebnik, Author Of Growing Up on the Spectrum


380. “One of the saddest things in this world, is to see a child grow up hating one of their parents because they only got one side of the story.”


381. “Wishing a very happy birthday to our parents’ second favorite child, from their first favorite child! But you will always be my favorite sibling!”


382. “Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.” — P. J. O’Rourke


383. “Parents die, daughters grow up and marry out, but sisters are for life.”


384. “Who we are and how we engage with the world are much stronger predictors of how our children will do than what we know about parenting.”


385. "I think the arts are very important for children growing up.” ― Stephen Schwartz


386. The challenges of dealing with autism children will not be compared to those faced by other parents, but they can be just as fulfilling. Your child needs your love and patience more than ever. And when you look into their eyes, you will feel their pain, sadness and suffering. But this pain is temporary; it does not last forever. It’s only a matter of time before your child finds joy in life again.


387. “The relentless demands of caring for a child with special needs can lead to physical and emotional exhaustion. So when, for some miraculous reason, parents are able to carve out time for one another, they’re often too tired to make an effort to connect. Or like us, they get a babysitter, go to a movie, and one of them falls asleep during the opening credits. When, year after year, couples are too exhausted to invest in one another’s emotional needs, the glue that holds them together weakens, and they break apart.” – Gary Chapman & Jolene Philo


388. “Now our children are growing up in the fallout of deconstructionism.”


389. “Parents – especially stepparents, are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don’t fulfill the promise of their early years.” ―Anthony Powell


390. As a parent of a child with autism, you have a unique set of challenges, but so does every other parent of a special needs child. You are in control of your words, actions and responses towards your child. You can make your positive attitude shine through the darkness and make their life better.


391. "When raising a child, you never seem to realize that the little person is growing a little more every day. And one day, you see him as a gentleman and be proud of who you have raised.”


392. “If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.” — Carol Dweck


393. "Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you; they were born for a different time.” ― Ali ibn Abi Talib


394. When it feels as if you can’t do right by the other parent, do right by your stepchild instead. You’ll never fail with [their] best interest at heart.” — Jessica James


395. All people on the planet are children, except for a very few. No one is grown up except those free of desire.” ― Rumi


396. “Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” – Pablo Picasso


397. “I had a lot of guilt as a single mother trying to raise a child. I had to go to work and Jeffrey was screaming that he didn’t want me to. You have to give yourself permission to let go of the guilt.” –– Sherri Shepherd, actress and comedian


398. Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending. - Virginia Satir.


399. Being an autism parent is a positive, yet challenging and often lonely journey. It’s important to take care of yourself as well as your adult child, especially when it comes to coping with stress.


400. "President Obama’s fight for rural America is personal. He was raised by a single mom and grandparents from Kansas. He hails from a farming state, Illinois.” – Tom Vilsack


401. “Denying a child, the joy and memories of being with the other parent is an act of “pure evil.”


402. “When we were children. we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.” — Madeleine L’Engle


403. “One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” –Carl Jung


404. “The hardest thing you’ll ever do is comfort a crying child when their other parent doesn’t come see them.”


405. “Children have an amazing ability to perceive this need in the parent(s). A child seems to know it unconsciously. By taking on the role of supplying his shame-based parents narcissistic gratification, the child secures love and a sense of being needed and not abandoned.”


406. “You can have fun for now, but one day you’ll stop and realize that you missed every precious moment of watching your children grow up…that will be your HELL ON EARTH.”


407. 76. Nana and pop-pop naming. This is one of the most sentimental ways to announce your pregnancy to your family in person, but it only works for your and your partner's parents, who are becoming grandparents. Invite them over for a naming party where, after the big reveal, they can choose what they’d like their grandchild to call them. To get the ball rolling, write different options on paper sorted by gender and have them pick them out of a box and mull it over.


408. “Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.” – Unknown


409. "Initially I started in theatre as a Shakespearean actress before film and television. I’ve always been an artistic child growing up and I knew I wanted to act for as long as I can remember.” ― Lorraine Toussaint


410. Co-parenting is not a competition. It’s a collaboration of two homes working together with the best interest of the child at heart. Work for your kids, not against them.” – Anne Brown


411. There is no manual for parenting, but there are some universal truths. A child with autism is a miracle. It is a privilege to be their parents. They will bring you joy, take your breath away and make you laugh until you cry.


412. “Denying a child, the joy and memories of being with the other parent is an act of “pure evil.” – Unknown


413. "Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.


414. “Yes, I’m a single mom by choice. I decided to raise a child, not marry one.”


415. “Every child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso


416. “Children don’t understand, when things aren’t given. The single parent struggling to provide; how they sacrifice themselves, by sweeping their dreams and goals under the table, just to bring bread and beans on the table.” ― Anthony Liccione


417. “The moment you have to recruit people to put another person down, in order to convince someone of your value is the day you dishonor your children, your parents and your God. If someone doesn't see your worth the problem is them, not people outside your relationship.”


418. "Children do learn what they live. Then they grow up to live what they’ve learned.” ―Dorothy Nolte


419. Congratulations on your pregnancy. Expecting your baby may be the first time you will wait for your child with excitement, but it certainly won’t be the last. Parenthood is a joyous ride! – unknown


420. “Sometimes being vulnerable as a child is not knowing what lies ahead. We think our choices will make a huge difference in our lives because our parents and other elders spend so much time making sure we think before we act and make our minds up about what we want to be “when we grow up”. Some are already at that stage early on. some are not. We learn the ways of the world all in good time. but being vulnerable is to be human. We never stop.” – Cyndi Goodgame. Gargoyle


421. There is also an important emotional element that Burystn addresses. Many addicts use drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism to avoid difficult emotions and trauma. Child abuse, maltreatment, neglect, mental health issues and having substance abusing parents are all risk factors for addiction. This means a person who has experienced one of these issues may be more likely to develop an addiction. Drugs and alcohol can help a person numb feelings associated with these difficult experiences.


422. As a parent of an autistic child, you may feel overwhelmed with challenges like sensory issues and tantrums. Despite these obstacles, however, it’s important to remain calm and confident so that your child will see positivity in you.


423. “I don’t think children ever forget the lies their parents tell them.”


424. “Let the children have their night of fun and laughter, let the gifts of Father Christmas delight their play. Let us grown-ups share to the full in their unstinted pleasures.”—Winston Churchill


425. “Even for parents of children that are not on the spectrum, there is no such thing as a normal child.” – Violet Stevens


426. Our children are grown up already, but I can still see how much they need you. And I suppose it’s because you’re the only man on the planet who is able to get them back to their childhood for a moment. We all love you madly. Happy Father’s day!


427. “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.”– Pablo Picasso


428. “Many children, however, are in some or many important respects unable to fulfill the expectations of their parents, and carry around with them, so to speak, raw, painful areas of disconfirmation which leave them exposed to sudden attacks of self-doubt and uncertainty, sudden ebbings of self-confidence which may well be experienced as symptoms of anxiety or depression.” – David Smail


429. “Parents are supposed to give the child back to herself with love. If they’ve got duct tape over their eyes because of narcissism, it doesn’t happen.” ~ Jane Fonda


430. Although there are many challenges being an autism parent, you can’t give up hope for your child. The struggle might seem too much at times but you have to keep going because there will be light at the end of the tunnel.


431. “Self-esteem comes from who you have in your life. How you were raised. What you struggled with as a child.” ~ Halle Berry


432. When you are sad, I am sad; and when you are happy, I feel untold joy. Every parent wishes their child to know only peace and happiness in their life, and I am no exception. May your birthday herald a year of great health and happiness.


433. “Human passions have mysterious ways, in children as well as grown-ups. Those affected by them can’t explain them, and those who haven’t known them have no understanding of them at all. Some people risk their lives to conquer a mountain peak. No one, not even they themselves, can really explain why. Others ruin themselves trying to win the heart of a certain person who wants nothing to do with them. Still others are destroyed by their devotion to the pleasures of the table. Some are so bent on winning a game of chance that they lose everything they own, and some sacrifice everything for a dream that can never come true.


434. “ A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.”


435. The golden rule of parenting is to always show your children the kind of person you want them to be. Remember that children are impressionable. If you wish to have a well-mannered, kind and honest daughter, do your best to show these characteristics to her. — Elizabeth Roxas


436. Being a parent wasn’t just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life.” — Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care


437. “A child needs both his parents to be a complete individual.” – Anonymous


438. “Every child makes its peace with abandonment. That's called growing up.” – Gregory Maguire, Out of Oz


439. “Becoming a parent doesn’t make you less of a woman. You matter. Your happiness matters. Your health matters. Your dreams matter. Today do at least one thing for you. Take a walk in the rain. Meet a friend for coffee. Write in your journal. Read a book. Plan a trip. Hug a tree. Help a stranger. Create something. Grow something. Sing something. Learn something. Whatever it is that makes you smile, do a little of it each day. Your children are watching. Let them see you happy.”


440. “Are you willing to stoop down and consider the needs and desires of little children; to remember the weaknesses and lonliness of people who are growing old; to stop asking how much your friends love you, and to ask yourself if you love them enough; to bear in mind the things that other people have to bear on their hearts; to trim your lamp so that it will give more light and less smoke, and to carry it in front so that your shadow will fall behind you; to make a grave for your ugly thougts and a garden for your kindly feelings, with the gate open? Are you willing to do these things for a day? Then you are ready to keep Christmas!”


441. “Dear bio parent: I will not love my stepchild under your conditions. I will love them unconditionally.”


442. “The significance of our lives and our fragile planet is then determined only by our own wisdom and courage. We are the custodians of life’s meaning. We long for a Parent to care for us. to forgive us our errors. to save us from our childish mistakes. But knowledge is preferable to ignorance. Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable.”


443. Brothers are children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together. Sam Levenson


444. "Children who grow up with plenty can learn to give, just as children who grow up receiving love can learn to express it.” —Fred Rogers


445. Intimacy between stepchildren and stepparents is indeed proverbially difficult.” — Murasaki Shikibu


446. “The birth of a child is a joy to the parent and the world.” – Lailah Gifty Akita


447. “Be the kind of grown up that you needed as a child (or was fortunate to have had as one).” ― Jill Telford


448. "Single parents don’t have it easy. They find a way to make it work, even when they don’t know how. It’s the love for their child that pushes them through, every single time." – Inspirational Quotes Journal


449. "As a child growing up among artists, I learned to think of a picture not as a finished product exposed for the admiration of the virtuosi, but as the visible record, lying about the house, of an attempt to solve a definite problem in painting.” ― Robin G. Collingwood


450. “The more thankfully we daily receive what is given to us, the more assuredly and consistently will community increase and grow from day to day as God pleases.”


451. A father grows dreams, each one a seed planted deep in the hearts of his children. —Mercedes Lucero


452. “Our children make us so vulnerable. Our parents too. I suppose.” — Sara Sheridan


453. “If we never have headaches through rebuking our children, we shall have plenty of heartaches when they grow up.”


454. “Parents exist in children,’ Grandmother said to bolster my confidence. ‘Your mother will always exist in you. She will give you strength wherever you go.”― Lisa See


455. Co-parenting is not a competition. It's a collaboration of two homes working together with the best interest of the child at heart. Work for your kids, not against them.” — Anne Brown


456. “Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.” — Michael Levine


457. “Honestly, I have so much respect for single moms or anybody who finds themselves a single mother, but to even choose to be a single mother is just so courageous to me. It is such a hard job to raise a child and be everything to that child without a partner. It’s just admirable and courageous and brave and every other valiant word I can think of. I don’t know if I could do it on my own.” — Jennifer Lopez


458. Being a parent means loving your children more than you will ever love yourself.


459. “As a child, I forgive you. As a parent, I could never understand you.”


460. “All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.”


461. When it feels as if you can't do right by the other parent, do right by your step-child instead. You'll never fail with best interest at heart.” — Jessica James


462. Even though we didn’t grow up with much, I always remember my childhood as being bountiful. That’s because it was full of priceless moments spent with you.


463. The challenges of dealing with autism children are often tremendous. As a parent, you may struggle with feelings of guilt and inadequacy, while at the same time feeling overwhelmed by the demands your child places upon you.


464. When you raise an autistic child, you gain a family. Their unique nature unites you in ways you never thought possible. You’re part of a community of people like you who are experiencing differences and challenges every day. Together, we can make a difference.


465. If your parents never had children, chances are… neither will you.


466. “We raise predators by treating children as prey.” – Stefan Molyneux


467. If you hold on to hurt and anger with a narcissist, the children will have no normal parent. The narcissistic parent will use them as puppets, love bomb, and abandon them. You are their only hope.” — unknown


468. Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together.


469. “I would teach my body to regrow my heart each time I gave it to him, over and over and over again. Heart after heart after heart—every one of them his.”


470. “The ability to grow is directly related to the amount of insecurity you can take in your life.” ― Bruce Jenner


471. “The greatest sign of success for a teacher…is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.” ―Maria Montessori


472. “Being a mother is not about what you gave up to have a child, but what you’ve gained from having one”


473. “I’m tired. I’m also tired of being tired. I also realize that one day I will get all the sleep I need because my children won’t live here anymore, and that makes me sad.” -Bunmi Laditan


474. If we give our children sound self-love, they will be able to deal with whatever life puts before them. – Bell Hooks


475. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.¨ — Khalil Gibran


476. "When you’re a single parent, you’re often lonely yet seldom alone. There is no backup… It is mothering without a net.” — Amy Dickinson


477. When I was growing up, I was always trying to copy others. I realize now that I should have been trying to copy you. You are a kind, funny, and utterly delightful woman. I hope your birthday is absolutely magnificent.


478. “A traumatic experience of love can occur when a child’s experience of love, caring and affection collides with an on-going experience of abuse and betrayal. The union of love, trust and safety becomes fractured, while notions of love and betrayal become linked in tragic partnership.” – Jennifer J. Freyd


479. “Many happy returns of the day kiddo! You are growing up to be the woman I knew you would be, strong, independent and kind. Keep on making us proud.”


480. “Biceps don’t grow on trees.”


481. “A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never your heart.” — Unknown


482. “Presume intelligence with all children with autism. Presume all of them are hearing you.” – Lori Shayew, The Gifts of Autism


483. “I will not beg or bribe anyone to be involved in my children’s lives. If you don’t come around, it sucks to be you.”


484. The years roll on, but you don’t change at all. I remember you in my childhood: you were always so funny and cheerful, everyone just adored you. I told everyone that you were my daddy with a huge pride. And I’m still happy to call you my daddy. Happy holiday!


485. “Better a loving single-parent family than a ‘conventional’ family where the parents hate each other and the father is a demagogue..” – Moby


486. “I got a lot of money, but when you are wealthy, that means that your children are balling.” – NBA YoungBoy


487. “No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a child.” — Abraham Lincoln


488. “Because your child is your first priority, you’re more selective, so in order to let someone into that world, they have to be really special.” ‒ Helena Christensen


489. “I remember how we laughed over petty things and how your ‘not so funny’ jokes often filled me with laughter. These are the memories that keep me growing. I miss you deeply from my heart, father.” —Unknown


490. “Every single memory of my childhood reminds me of all the reasons I’m glad you are my little brother. Happy Birthday!”


491. “Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing.” — Mandy Hale


492. As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; in Jerusalem you shall find your comfort.


493. Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.


494. “The quickest way for a mom to get her child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.” -Unknown


495. I know I am not perfect and I make mistakes, but I am so glad that I have you to help me grow into the best version of myself.


496. Now that you’ve grown up, you may be too cool to come home for your birthday. That’s okay because we’ve decided this year to come visit you! Seeing you: check. Loving you: check. Opportunity to shame you in public: priceless.


497. O. Woman Takes DNA Test For Fun Only To Discover Her Long-Term Boyfriend Is Her Full Sibling"I Just Said Thank You And Left": Man’s Nice Gesture Is Praised After Pizza Hut Driver Got A $20 Tip On A $938 Order


498. If you don't plant the seeds of the result you want in life, in your mind, weeds will grow automatically. Mahesh Jethmalani, The Ladder of Success


499. “The world has grown weary through the years, but at Christmas it is young.” – Phillips Brooks


500. You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.


501. Nothing is more powerful than a mother’s love, and nothing is more healing than a child’s soul. – Unknown


502. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. - E.E. Cummings


503. When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape.


504. “A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.” – Unknown


505. "I was born in very sorry circumstances. Both of my parents were very sorry.” — Norman Wisdom


506. Education is not a tool for development – individual, community and the nation. It is the foundation for our future. It is empowerment to make choices and emboldens the youth to chase their dreams. – Nita Ambani


507. This is a good year to start looking out for potential ideas to add to your list. Happy birthday, son. As you mature in your body, I want you to also grow in wisdom. Wishing you the best experiences as you clock 14 today.


508. When I look back at our childhood, I have only happy memories of our times together. It warms my heart to know that we have so many more years to enjoy together. Happy birthday sister!


509. We had vacations but you were working. We had Sundays but you were always cooking. Happy Labour Day to you parents.


510. “Real dads support their children without the law telling them they have to.”


511. Remember why you chose to come together in the first place—the love that you have for your partner. Your partner’s children are an extension of them, and this makes them just as important to your happiness.” – Beth Huber


512. From the moment I became a stepmother, my purpose has been to love and protect these children with everything I have.” — Unknown


513. Happy birthday to the sweetest daughter that a parent could ever hope for.


514. Your smile can be compared to a flower. Your voice can be compared to a cuckoo, Your innocence to a child, But in stupidity, you have no comparison, You’re the best!


515. “We’ve always been proud of you. Now more than ever, our hearts are bursting with pride, because you’ve grown into a remarkable person – so full of love, caring, and joy. Happy birthday, dear, dear boy!”


516. “As I got older, my life became a whirlwind of homework and responsibilities. The hospital became my retreat, a place to gather my thoughts and focus on my health. The nurses are my friends as well as my caretakers. The doctors are my parents as well as my physicians.”– Claire Wineland


517. “Life grows lovely where you are.” – Mathilde Blind


518. We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature — trees, flowers, grass — grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls.” – Mother Teresa


519. “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” —Unknown


520. “Brother may it inspire you to know when I need a daily boost I remember the days of yesterday and the laughter we had as children.” — Robert Rivers


521. Cheers to my king. I pray you to grow old in wisdom, strength, bravery, and love. You shall never be forgotten, my dear father.


522. “When a father, absent during the day, returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament, not his teaching.”- Robert Bly


523. “The body grows slowly and steadily but the soul grows by leaps and bounds. It may come to its full stature in an hour.” ― L.M. Montgomery


524. I’m always reminded of how lucky I am to have a brother in law who’s as caring and responsible as you. Thank you for being a genuine friend and an incredible father to my children. Here’s hoping that you get everything you’ve always wanted for Father’s Day!


525. “After you see your little girl grow into a lady, you know your job as a father is done and that’s such a fulfilling thing to see.”


526. It's only when you grow up and step back from him — or leave him for your own home — it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it.


527. ”Being a single parent is not a life full of struggles, but a journey for the strong.”


528. It shouldn’t matter how slowly a child learns as long as we are encouraging them not to stop. Robert John Meehan


529. You have so many roles in life: friend, confidante, and muse. None as important as being my beloved daughter. If you ever feel overwhelmed by life’s demands just turn to me, and I will carry your burdens just like I carried you as a child.


530. My Mother: She is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her. ” — Jodi Picoult