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21 Things Every Parent Should Know

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Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent.” ~ Bob Keeshan

Throughout your parenting journey, you learn a lot. You learn things that benefit you, your children, but also the world around you.  And today I’m going to share with you a list of 21 things that hopefully will help you feel even more confident about your parenting skills, and about the amazing work you do as a parent.

Enjoy:)

1. Fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man.

“The guys who fear becoming fathers don’t understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child-raising is not the child but the parent.” ~ Frank Pittman

2. Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.

“Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

3. You have to be the parent your child needs, and not the parent you wished you had. 

“There are times as a parent when you realize that your job is not to be the parent you always imagined you’d be, the parent you always wished you had. Your job is to be the parent your child needs, given the particulars of his or her own life and nature.” ~ Ayelet Waldman

4. No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior.

“No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.” ~ Bill Cosby

5. The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults. 

The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.” ~ Peter De Vries

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