Parenting quote by Franklin P. Jones

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

                                                                                                                                        – Franklin P. Jones

This funny parenting quote is so very true, don’t you think? Funny, but true. Kids will test your patience at just about every opportunity they get. Picky eaters will spend hours at the dinner table, refusing to eat the veggies on their plates. Siblings will find a reason to argue, simply because, for them, arguing is fun. Toddlers will choose to skip their mid-day naps to drive you crazy later in the day. I think so many parents could relate to this! You can be the most patient person in the world, but you will still have a hard time keeping your cool when children find the right buttons to push.

This parenting quote is different from other quotes I shared on this site. It doesn’t really give you advice on how to raise children and be a good parent. Nevertheless, I think the quote is worth sharing. First of all, it will put a smile on your face. And second, it will remind you that it’s very human to loose your patience with children every once in a while, and, by no means, that makes you a bad parent.

But, humor aside, parents do learn a lot from children. Forgiveness, love, appreciation for simple wonders of the world, better understanding of ourselves and our parents – these are only a few of the things that children can teach us or help rediscover. Parents are teachers, and, as strange as it may sound, kids are teachers too 🙂

Happy Friday! Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy the beautiful weather, and keep learning with your kids.

Good Parenting Quote by Haim Ginott

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Good parenting quote by Haim Ginott

“Treat a child as though he already is the person he’s capable of becoming.” This good parenting quote by Haim Ginott reflects his philosophy of education and family communication.  Haim Ginott was a teacher, a parent educator, a child psychologist, and the author of “Between Parent and Child” – the bestselling book that has helped millions of parents and teachers strengthen their relationships with children. Every child is a little person, and, therefore, should be treated like one. Positive reinforcement is better than criticism, giving your child limited options is better than choosing for him or her, acknowledging a child’s feelings and opinions is better than arguing. Respect is the key to successful parenting, no matter how young the child is. If you need advice on how to discipline your children, want to help your kids develop self-confidence, or are looking for guidance on how to build trust with children, Haim Ginott’s book is a must read.

 

Good parenting quote by Benjamin Franklin

good parenting quote by Benjamin Franklin

Parenting quote by Benjamin Franklin

So true!

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” This good parenting quote is Benjamin Franklin’s adaptation of an old Chinese proverb and is a valuable advice for all parents. Whether your child is a toddler, a preschooler, elementary, middle, or high school aged child, don’t underestimate the importance of involving your child in daily chores, food shopping and meal preparation, crafts, science projects, decision making, etc. Learning is a direct result of experience and trying things on your own. Hands-on experience sparks curiosity, builds confidence, makes children feel good about themselves and helps them develop “I can” attitude. Involving children in new tasks may require a lot of patience, but every time you let them complete a task on their own, kids learn and get better at it. If your goal is to raise a curious, smart, and self-sufficient adult, make time to involve your children. Five or ten years from now, you will be glad you did.

Article worth reading:  “Involving children in household tasks: Is it worth the effort?”

Parenting quote by Joyce Maynard

parenting quote

“It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself,”  – good parenting quote by Joyce Maynard.

Teaching by example is the best way to convey a message to a child. When children see their parents succeed in their career, marriage, and friendships, kids are inspired to succeed in their own endeavors. Too frequently, parents set goals for their children and expect them to follow a pre-selected path. But the high expectations do more damage than good. Good parenting advice: help children acquire the life skills they will need to succeed, encourage them to follow their dreams, and be an inspiration to them by setting and accomplishing your own goals.