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75 Best & Inspiring Co-Parenting Quotes

The idea of being a good parent, with all its attendant responsibilities, is daunting. It can be scary and overwhelming to think about the future. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you take some time for yourself and your child, if you are honest about what it’s going to take to raise them well, then parenting can actually be a joy.

Of course, it helps if you have a great partner to share the load. But even if you’re doing it on your own, being a parent is one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do. So don’t be afraid to dive in and give it your all.

Even if you and your partner are no longer together, it’s important to be able to work together for the sake of your children. This can be difficult, but it’s not impossible. Here are 75 inspiring quotes that will help you on your co-parenting journey. These quotes come from various sources, including famous authors, politicians, celebrities, and more. But they all have one thing in common: they’re incredibly inspiring.

Best Co-Parenting Quotes – To Help You Be The Best Parent You Can Be!

1. “The best thing you can do for your children is to love your spouse.” -Eva Longoria

3. “There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” -Sue Atkins

5. “It’s not about being the perfect parent. It’s about being the present one.” -Tony Dungy

7. “At the end of the day, you’ve got to be a little selfless. You have to say, ‘It’s not about us.’” – Nick Cannon

9. “To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.” -Barbara Coloroso

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10. “Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement, and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent.” -Bob Keeshan

11. “If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money.” -Abigail Van Buren

12. “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots, the other, wings.” -Hodding Carter

13. “Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.” -Oscar Wilde

15. “Of all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you.” -Angela Schwindt

16. “The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” -George Santayana

17. “Home is the first school, and parents are the first teachers.” -Toni Morrison

18. “A child needs a mother who is emotionally present, sensitive to their feelings, and responsive to their needs – not just physically present.” – Maggie Den

19. “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” -Emilie Buchwald

20. “If you want your children to listen, try talking softly to someone else.” – Ann Landers

21. “There is no greater legacy than that of a parent who instills in their child a love of learning.” -Eileen Rockefeller

22. “When you are a parent, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A parent is a lover, a defender, a teacher, and a servant.” -Elisabeth Badinter

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

24. “It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” -Ann Landers

25. “The most important thing that parents can give their children is a few minutes of their time each day.” -Oscar Wilde

26. “Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.” – Harold Hulbert

27. “There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, hire someone, or forbid your children to do it.” – Monta Crane

28. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” – Frederick Douglass

29. “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” -Albert Einstein

30. “It is not enough to simply teach children to read and write we have to give them something worth reading and writing about.” -Katherine Paterson

31. “Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” -C.S. Lewis

32. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” -Honore de Balzac

34. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” -Agatha Christie

35. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” -Jill Churchill

36. “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” -Sigmund Freud

37. “A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.” -Frank A. Clark

38. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person; he believed in me.” -Jim Valvano

39. “Co-parenting lets children experience the happiest moments of life they truly deserve.” -Shane Birkel

40. “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” -Mother Theresa

41. “When we became parents, my husband and I agreed that we would never use physical punishment with our children. We believe that there are other, more effective ways to discipline our children.” -Mayim Bialik

42. “There is no greater gift you can give your children than your time.” -Michael J. Fox

43. “It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will create a kinder and more compassionate one.” -Diane Ackerman

44. “My kids are everything. They’re my heart and soul. They inspire everything I do. And they’re the reason I work so hard.” -Jennifer Lopez

45. “The most important thing that parents can give their children is love.” -Dr. T. Berry Brazelton

46. “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” -James Baldwin

47. “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right path, the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” -Anne Frank

48. “Good parenting involves a lot of give and take. As much as our kids need us, we also need them in order to grow and develop as parents ourselves.” -Adele Faber

49. “Children are a great comfort in your old age, and they help you reach it faster, too.” -Lionel Kauffman

50. “There is no sound more important to a child than the sound of their own parent’s voice.” -Mr. Rogers

51. “A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times it is divided.” -Robert Brault

52. “Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.” -Oscar Wilde

53. “ Parenting is the easiest thing in the world to have an opinion about, but the hardest thing in the world to do.” -Matt Walsh

54. “The best thing parents can do for their children is to love each other.” -Michael Gurian

55. “A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it.” -Frank A. Clark

56. “If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.” -Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

57. “My kids are the best things that have ever happened to me, and they were worth every ounce of pain and heartache I went through to bring them into this world.” – Denise Richards

58. “There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years, it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.” -John Gregory Brown

59. “Having kids – the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings – is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” – Maria Shriver

60. “Parenting is not a competition. It’s not about who is doing it better or worse. It’s about doing the best you can with what you’ve got.” -Jennifer Younger

61. “No matter how much parents may want to, they cannot fix all of their children’s problems or be everything to them. They are only human, after all.” -Russell Barkley

62. “Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare.” -Ed Asner

63. “There is no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” -Jill Churchill

64. “Having kids makes you see the world in a completely different way. It brings out all the love and nurturing qualities that you never knew existed in you.” -Tyra Banks

65. “Good parenting means spending time with your children, listening to them, and sharing experiences with them. It also means providing guidance and setting limits.” -Fred Rogers

66. “There’s only one rule of parenting: never give up.” -Maggie Gallagher

67. “No two persons brought up alike will ever be exactly alike, even in their response to the same educational treatment.” -Edward Thorndike

68. “Parenting is an art, not a science. And as with any art, it requires practice, trial, and error, and a willingness to learn from our mistakes.” -Shefali Tsabary

69. “Parenting is the most important job anyone will ever have. It is also the hardest.” -Bill Cosby

70. “When you are a parent, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A parent always has to think twice, once for themselves and once for their child.” -Sophia Loren

71. “There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” -Walt

72. “The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.” -Fred Astaire

73. “The art of parenting is not to prepare the child for life, but to prepare a life for the child.” -Oscar Arias

74. “Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” -C.S. Lewis

75. “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” -Mahatma Gandhi

Co-parenting can be a difficult task, but it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. These quotes will help motivate and inspire you to be the best co-parent possible. Remember, your children depend on you!

Amy Paige
Amy Paige has been teaching for the last 12 years. She’s a late tech convert who loves to utilize technology in her classroom to motivate students and prepare them for the 21st century.
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