40 Must-read Quotes About the Upbringing of Children

Oscar Wilde quote about upbringing
Raising children involves supporting their overall development and preparing them for life. A good upbringing molds a child into a good human being. In this Buzzle article, we have compiled some quotes on upbringing children. They talk about the importance of raising a child well, and how healthy parenting reflects positively on a child.
For a Good Upbringing
❑ Use Positive Discipline
❑ Love Your Children
❑ Spend Time Together
❑ Encourage Freedom
❑ Listen
❑ Offer Guidance
The way one carries himself as an individual and the manner in which he behaves in situations good and bad, depends a lot on the way he has been brought up. Most of one's personality traits are acquired during childhood. The way one thinks and acts is shaped by the way he has been raised, which is why parents have a very important role to play in a child's development. Parenting is about teaching children to differentiate between the right and the wrong, making them capable, and supporting their emotional, social, and intellectual development. For the children's upbringing to be healthy, the parents need to dedicate enough time to them, adopt the right ways of teaching or guiding them, and create an environment conducive to the children's development.

One's knowledge about child raising comes from his own upbringing. The experiences one has during childhood and the environment one is raised in, reflects in the kind of parent one becomes. Thus, being brought up by parents who cared, and in a healthy environment, makes one better equipped to be a good parent. Here is our compilation of quotes on parenting and upbringing children.
Quotes on Raising Kids
"The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice." ― Peggy O'Mara
"If from infancy you treat children as gods, they are liable in adulthood to act as devils." ― P.D. James
"A mother is a child's first looking glass into the world." ― Richelle E. Goodrich
"Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves." ― Ernest Dimnet
"Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them." ― Bill Ayers
Bill ayers quote
"Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities." ― Daisaku Ikeda
"Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them." ― Richard L. Evans
"Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made." ― Bill Cosby
"Even as we enumerate their shortcomings, the rigor of raising children ourselves makes clear to us our mothers' incredible strength. We fear both. If they are not strong, who will protect us? If they are not imperfect, how can we equal them?" ― Anna Quindlen
"Raising children is an enormously important part of life. I think one of the most important, or the most important, period." ― Eric Braeden
"Having children is like living in a frat house - nobody sleeps, everything's broken, and there's a lot of throwing up." ― Ray Romano
"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." ― Brian Tracy
"Your children are not your children, they come through you, but they are life itself, wanting to express itself." ― Wayne Dyer
"The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking." ― Dan Pearce
"I see child raising as a process of leading a young adult to develop the strength to stand and walk on his own feet. Every time I meet a child, I always offer my respect to him or her as an independent person. A child is an individual with a distinct personality, and even the bond between parent and child is ultimately a relationship between two individuals." ― Daisaku Ikeda
"If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders." ― Abigail Van Buren
"Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be." ― David Bly
"Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it." ― Harold Hulbert
"To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself." ― Chinese Proverb
"Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories." ― John Wilmot
"Leave your pride, ego, and narcissism somewhere else. Reactions from those parts of you will reinforce your children's most primitive fears." ― Henry Cloud
"If you can control your behavior when everything around you is out of control, you can model for your children a valuable lesson in patience and understanding... and snatch an opportunity to shape character." ― Jane Clayson Johnson
"Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society." ― Benjamin Franklin
"If you are a parent, open doors to unknown directions to the child so he can explore. Don't make him afraid of the unknown, give him support." ― Osho
Osho quote
"All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them." ― Erma Bombeck
"We spend the first 12 months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next 12 months teaching them to sit down and shut up." ― Phyllis Diller
"Everything depends on upbringing." ― Leo Tolstoy
"We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves." ― Henry Ward Beecher
"To bring up a child in the way he should go - travel that way yourself once in a while." ― Josh Billings
"Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you." ― H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"The best way to make children good is to make them happy." ― Oscar Wilde
"Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil." ― Walt Disney
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"We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future." ― Franklin D. Roosevelt
"The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires." ― Dorothy Parker
"Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them." ― James Baldwin
James baldwin quote
"Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction." ― Anne Sullivan
"Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." ― Anne Frank
"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life." ― Richard Bach
"The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them." ― Frank A. Clark
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