Quotes and Sayings about Parenting

Lisa Whelchel

I'm hosting weekend retreats all over America. It is like a 24-hour slumber party for moms. We laugh, eat, play games, get massages, win prizes, talk about parenting and even cry a bit.

Lisa Whelchel

Henry Reed

If there is any truth to my parenting the dreamwork movement, it comes from the power of the press.

Henry Reed

Ryan Phillippe

I grew up with no money. My kids will grow up with a lot of money and so it's really important to me, and it will always be a part of my parenting, to keep them conscientious and connected socially to other people.

Ryan Phillippe

Joan Cusack

I take parenting incredibly seriously. I want to be there for my kids and help them navigate the world, and develop skills, emotional intelligence, to enjoy life, and I'm lucky to be able to do that and have two healthy, normal boys.

Joan Cusack

Robert Casey

Abortion is defended today as a means of ensuring the equality and independence of women, and as a solution to the problems of single parenting, child abuse, and the feminization of poverty.

Robert Casey

Eric McCormack

I'm torn about late parenting. I believe people should spend their twenties living and having fun and not having any regrets later. I also think people in their thirties generally make better parents but so many of my friends are having trouble - myself included - as fathers get older.

Eric McCormack

Robbie Coltraine

My kids love it. I thought I was the coolest dad in the world when I got to be in a Bond film, but 'Harry Potter', too? Well, I think I qualify for a medal for exceptional parenting or something, don't you?

Robbie Coltraine

Andrew Bernstein

The number of stressors has multiplied exponentially: traffic, money, success, work/life balance, the economy, the environment, parenting, family conflict, relationships, disease. As the nature of human life has become far more complicated, our ancient stress response hasn't been able to keep up.

Andrew Bernstein

Hector Elizondo

I'm a parent, especially when you've had the intense parenting the way I had. It's all in the bank. It's all in the great experience bank. Those are your secrets. That's the stuff that makes your work rich, that's what you dip into.

Hector Elizondo

Michael Showalter

For me, Twitter works best as a way of taking pictures of being stuck in traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge. If people really want to read really funny quips about life, parenting, and pop culture, then by all means read Michael Ian Black's tweets.

Michael Showalter

Arlie Russell Hochschild

In response to our fast-food culture, a 'slow food' movement appeared. Out of hurried parenthood, a move toward slow parenting could be growing. With vital government supports for state-of-the-art public child care and paid parental leave, maybe we would be ready to try slow love and marriage.

Arlie Russell Hochschild

Mayim Bialik

Attachment parenting is not a passive parenting style.

Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik

I've become sort of an accidental advocate for attachment parenting, which is a style of parenting that... basically, the way mammals parent and the way people have parented for pretty much all of human history except the last 200 years or so.

Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik

I have a neuroscience background - that's what my doctorate is in - and I was trained to study hormones of attachment, so I definitely feel my parenting is informed by that.

Mayim Bialik

Bob Barr

For decades, parents were told by so-called parenting 'experts' that offspring would be best raised on the belief each is special and entitled to all life has to offer.

Bob Barr

Mayim Bialik

I came to parenting the way most of us do - knowing nothing and trying to learn everything.

Mayim Bialik

Mika Brzezinski

I realize that of all people, I am no expert on parenting or marriage.

Mika Brzezinski

Mel Carnahan

Parents are key when it comes to keeping kids off drugs. Good parenting is the best anti-drug we have.

Mel Carnahan

Joan Lunden

I had three children while doing a show, as demanding as 'Good Morning America,' so this is - you know, it's almost like I'm less daunted about motherhood, and parenting at this point in time. And I think I'm just much more fit and healthy than I was 20-years-ago.

Joan Lunden

Uma Thurman

So, you know, parenting is a very intimate and amazing experience and one of the best experiences of my life.

Uma Thurman

Jillian Michaels

Parenting is not for sissies. You have to sacrifice and grow up.

Jillian Michaels

Erica Jong

Women are individuals in parenting, and why not?

Erica Jong

Tori Spelling

I thought that once we were out of the baby stage, parenting would be a breeze.

Tori Spelling

Jane Fonda

While not impossible, it is especially challenging for teenage parents to develop bonds with their children. A high percent of them were themselves children of teenage parents and have never experienced appropriate parenting.

Jane Fonda

Fiona Apple

No, I've never wanted kids. But I do read about parenting a lot.

Fiona Apple