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12 Positive Quotes for Parents of Toddlers

An excellent way to find your happy place

By Rejoice DenherePublished 2 years ago 3 min read
12 Positive Quotes for Parents of Toddlers
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We love our children, we really do. They're cute and cuddly when they're babies. We fuss over them and respond to every whine. We dress them up in beautiful clothes. They look just as cute as we imagined they would be when we went on that pre-birth shopping spree.


We can't wait for them to sit up on their own, crawl, and walk. Don't our hearts flutter with pride when they say their first word?

I couldn't wait for my little girl to start talking. Then one day - Boom! It felt like everything had happened overnight and I couldn't keep up with her. She touched everything, pulled items from kitchen counters, climbed on things, made a huge mess and never stopped asking questions. I was exhausted

If you're parenting a toddler and feel overwhelmed know that you're not alone. Here are some quotes to help you stay sane, and stay positive. You've got this.

Having a child is like getting a tattoo ... on your face. You better be committed. -Elizabeth Gilbert

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy. -Saadi

There'll be moments when it feels like your little one's not growing up fast enough. Be patient. When they literally throw their toys out of their cots, or refuse to eat their vegetables. Be patient. This too will pass.

This is how memories are made… by going with the flow. -Amanda Bynes

The day my daughter learnt to dress herself my glory days of dressing her how I liked were over. She changed her clothes three or more times a day. Neatly folded clothes in cupboards became a distant memory. I would walk into her room to find clothes strewn all over the floor.

I wish someone had told me not to stress myself over it. That we were creating beautiful memories. That one day she would be tidying up after me.

Enjoy every moment and cherish the memories you're creating.

Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors. -Khaled Hosseini

You can teach them please and thank you but they'll learn more from imitating you. You don't get to pick and choose what gets stored in their little minds.

Calmness is the cradle of power. ~Josiah Gilbert Holland

As soon as toddlers learn to walk owning a first aid box is no longer an option, it's necessary. They'll jump off high surfaces you didn't even know they could climb. They'll eat the dog's food, swallow tablets. You feel like you need eyes on the back of your head, eyes that see through walls. What you need most is the ability to stay calm. It'll save your sanity.

Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children. -Diana, Princess of Wales

Physical touch is comforting for children. When you hug them you show that you care, that you love them, that you're there for them and that everything is going to be just fine.

Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff. -Catherine M Wallace

Listening to your toddler sets the blueprint of how they will communicate with you when they're older. Take time to listen.

Adults are just outdated children. -Dr Seuss

Remember that you were a child once. Also remember that there's still a child in you who wants to laugh, play and be loved.

There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one. -Sue Atkins

There are lots of books on parenting. It takes you being a parent to realise that some of the advice won't work for your child. When you're in that place make new rules for yourself. Work with what works for you.

Why don’t kids understand their nap is not for them, but for us? -Alyson Hannigan

It just occurred to me that the majority of my diet is made up of the foods that my kid didn’t finish. -Carrie Underwood

When your meals are mostly made up of left-over food be grateful and enjoy it. They'll come a day when they'll gobble everything up.

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. -John F. Kennedy

Love your toddlers so that they will do the same when they're older.


About the Creator

Rejoice Denhere

Lover of the written word, mother, and business owner.

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