16 Parenting Quotes to Put A Smile on Your Face

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Being a parent is a wonderfully magical and rewarding job. But sometimes the stresses of life can overwhelm us and we might forget the “why” behind the messy and the chaos.

For the days when you need a little inspiration, we’ve rounded up a few beautiful parenting quotes to brighten your day.

Parenting Quotes About Kids

1. “There are no words that can describe the euphoria you feel when your baby recognizes you for the first time and smiles.” — Jared Padalecki | Actor

2. “A child’s smile is worth more than all the money in the world.” — Lionel Messi | Professional soccer player

3. “Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts and only asks to be loved.” — Michael Jackson | Musician

4. “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”  — Ashley Smith | Model

5. “To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter.” — P. T. Barnum | Businessman, politician, and showman

6. “A child regards your cheery smile as evidence that you are on his side, so he relaxes and is happier.” — George W. Crane | Psychologist and physician

Parenting Quotes for Parents

7. “If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.” — Maya Angelou | Poet and civil rights activist

8. “One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.” — Jim DeMint | Former U.S. Senator

9. “Parents are not perfect, nor are they saints. Dads and moms make mistakes all the time. How you handle these situations will be an important life lesson for your children.” — Bethany Bridges | Author

10. “You, the parent, are your child’s first teacher and his best teacher. It’s an awesome responsibility, but one that brings immeasurable rewards.” — Jacquie McTaggart | Author

11. “By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.” — Eileen Kennedy-Moore | Psychologist, author, and speaker

Parenting Quotes About Parents

12. “Once I see my mother’s smiling face, I forget all the shooting pressures and tensions. I am the happiest person at that moment.” — Prabhas | Actor

13. “There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.” — Henry Ward Beecher | Minister

14. “Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents.” — Abraham Lincoln | Former U.S. President

15. “My heroes were my parents, I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.” — Michael Jordan | Former professional basketball player

16. “A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided.” — Robert Brault | Author

To help remind you to smile and share your smile with others, Auraglow created five smile quote wallpapers that you can use as your phone background. Even on tough days as a parent, these wallpapers will serve as a sparkling reminder to share your pearly whites and reap the many health benefits that come with smiling!


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Lydia McAllister
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