10 Parenting Quotes from Books You Should Read

There’s a million parenting books on the market. Actually, according to Amazon, there are over 228,000 parenting books. But I’m pretty sure a lot of them say the same thing, and most of them are probably at best cliche, and at worst, garbage.

Obviously, I haven’t read all of them, but I’d like to quote from 9 of my favorite parenting books. There were so many good ones in these few books, that I couldn’t move on to a 10th book or beyond. Maybe next year! By that time, though, I’ll need to review these quotes again.

If you like these, write these nuggets of truth down on 3×5 cards and plaster them around the house, preferably in all the places where you get frustrated at your kids. Perhaps over the kitchen sink or on their bedroom door. Better yet, by the shoe basket where no one puts shoes, the bathroom where nobody hangs up towels, or the kitchen table that nobody cleans off before dinner. Those sorts of places.

I find that when I’m reading and re-reading helpful information, it actually does start to sink in, and I parent with more grace, love, and perspective.

Alright, enough suspense. Here they are (but feel free to add yours in the comments section):

from Age of Accountability by Paul David Tripp



from Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp









from Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

from Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas

from The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian

from Instructing a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

from The Five Love Languages for Children by Gary Chapman, PhD. and Ross Campbell, MD

from The New Dare to Discipline by Dr. James Dobson

from Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster W. Cline

by Kevin Leman; some of his books are : Have a New Kid by Friday, The Birth Order Book, When Your Best Is Good Enough, Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours, and What Your Childhood Memories Say About You