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Parenting is one of the most challenging journeys of life and surely every parent agrees. No matter how much effort each parent puts in, it always feels like the tough days will never end.
At times, so overwhelming is the process of rearing kids that parents tend to feel underappreciated, lost and often lonely too. And if you’re on the verge of pulling out your hair on some parenting days, that’s not unusual too.
Parenting is indeed the toughest job in the world but we’re to assure you that you’re not alone in this struggle. Millions of parents around the world feel exactly the same but what everyone also agrees is that the process is just as rewarding. You wouldn’t want to change being a parent for anything else in the world for truly the little humans feel like your greatest blessing and wealth.
Hence, when times get tough and you’re on the verge of collapsing, here are some quotes to remind you that parenting can be hard for everyone, not just you. There is light at the end of the tunnel and once you’re children have transitioned through the difficult early years of development, you’ll be proud to see what fine individuals you have raised.
Here are some of the best ‘parenting can be hard quotes’ to inspire you:
“Do not worry that your children fail to listen to you; instead worry that your children are always watching you.” Click to Tweet
Do you feel flustered when your children resemble a tornado that threatens to blow everything in its path? Surely you do.
But the trick is not to let your emotions scatter and control collapse just because your children are not listening to you. You may end up doing something that will set a bad behavioral example for them. Instead, it is wise to remember that your actions, your own behavior will leave lasting examples for them and you need to exhibit those wisely.
“Parenting is about forgiving the last generation and guiding the next one” Click to Tweet
The process demands a lot of effort because parents tend to communicate with their children in the way they grew up in. If you become the childhood you grew up in (if it was a difficult one) you will surely find the journey tough. Instead, make a conscious effort to change and parent the way you wanted as a child.
“I know it can be hard for you to find the strength every morning to get up and have these little humans rely on you. I know it can be hard for you to feel that your world is so small a times. But I want you to remember that you are the world. You are the universe around which the life of your little ones revolves. You are their home, you are their security, you are love personified for them and you are their comfort. You are the definition of everything for your children and so, even on the hardest of days as a parent, never forget how special you are to your little humans.” Click to Tweet
“When parenting feels hard, remind yourself to stop trying to raise a good. Instead, remind yourself that you already have one.” Click to Tweet
“Remember, even on the hardest days of parenting, that you are not raising an inconvenience. You are raising your greatest blessing, your child, a God-given human being.” Click to Tweet
“Don’t waste your efforts trying to be a perfect parent because that’s where things will get tough. Just try being a real one all the time.” Click to Tweet
"Your child is not giving you a hard time. Your child is experiencing a hard time and this is when you must find strength and patience to persevere." Click to Tweet
"If you want to teach your children to hard things in the later years of life, you have to let them go through hard times without falling apart yourself. You cannot truly master something hard till you have experienced it." Click to Tweet
"Parenting can be hard but it is like being in a washing machine. You will twist, turn and even get knocked around. But in the end, you will come out better, brighter and cleaner as a parent." Click to Tweet
"Anyone can have a child and be a parent. But God chose you to be a real parent because He saw the strength in you to persevere, love, cherish and value the needs of your little one even on the hardest days." Click to Tweet
"Parenting is not for the faint of heart. From teething to enduring cheating in board games, you need the courage to face it all." Click to Tweet
"You will feel as if you are not getting through to them. Keep trying anyway!" Click to Tweet
"The hardest part of parenting is watching your child do something tough and not being able to fix it for them. Remember though, all you are doing is all you can for them and they have to accomplish the rest on their own." Click to Tweet
"Parenting is too emotional and complicated a task for miracles and magical techniques to cure it. You have to take it as it comes." Click to Tweet
"If you believe being a parent means having limitless patience then you’re wrong. You need much more than limitless!" Click to Tweet
"If your children have never hated you, you haven’t been a parent yet. When they hate you is when you know you’re rearing them well." Click to Tweet
"No matter how many parenting guides and scholarly articles you read on right parenting or how much you follow intuition, you will screw up. A hundred times. There is nothing such as right parenting." Click to Tweet
"Do your children often make you want to strangle them? Calm down, that’s just a regular day in parenting. Love them still, even when they’re doing everything that makes you want to strangle them." Click to Tweet
"Parenting? Oh, it’s just like taking a walk in the park. Jurassic Park!" Click to Tweet
"In raising your children, you will lose your mind. But you know what? You will also find your soul!" Click to Tweet
No one ever said parenting is a breeze, no matter how sweet-dispositioned your child is. Every parenting journey is a roller-coaster ride, but along with the ups and downs, there’s always the feeling of exhilaration, achievement and fulfillment.
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