Show Off Parental Love with These 15 Sweet Quotes

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Despite the many sleepless nights, the endless diaper changes, and the struggles to get your kids to school on time–there is no greater joy than being a parent. No love on earth can measure up to parental love or the devotion a parent has for their children.

But you must admit there are times when kids appear to work extra hard to test your patience. And in those moments when prayer fails, perhaps a reminder of how crucial your love is to your bulilits can help. Here, find inspiring quotes from other parents to help you along.

Defining Parental Love

This type of love pertains to the care, affection, and warmth children receive from their parents. Kisses, hugs, praises, compliments, and attention are just some ways parents express love and care.

The love a child receives growing up determines their success. It is up to parents and guardians to provide kids with positive experiences to help them develop mentally and physically. Without parental love, kids can feel rejected and develop an impacted character.

Heartwarming Quotes

Parents hover above a crib, watching their sleeping infant

“Without my children, my house would be clean, my wallet would be full, and my heart would be empty.” - Unknown

For a parent, there is no better treasure on earth than children.

“The circumstances surrounding your birth [are] not as important as the opportunity to live life.” - Lailah Gifty Akita

Loving a child doesn’t begin and end with biology. Parenting is about giving children an opportunity to live.

“From the moment you were born, you became the sun to my planet.” - Unknown

Children become the center of a parent’s universe whether planned or not.

“Even though my lap is too small, my heart will always have enough room for you.” - Unknown

A child may shoot up and tower over parents, but they will never be too big to remain in their hearts.

“As soon as this child was born, I immediately wanted to call my parents and just apologize because I never knew how much they loved me.” - Ashton Kutcher

You only appreciate the love your parents have for you until you become one yourself.

“Let me love you a little more before you're not little anymore.” - Unknown

Cherishing their first steps, their first words, and other firsts are some of the things parents look forward to.

Inspirational Quotes on a Parent’s Love for their Children

A mom and dad shower their daughter with love and affection while outdoors

“By loving them for more than their abilities, we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.” - Eileen Kennedy-Moore

Celebrating milestones and encouraging them to overcome hurdles are two ways to display parental love.

“The thing about parenting rules is there aren’t any. That’s what makes it so difficult.” - Ewan McGregor

Parenting doesn’t come with a manual; even a Jedi Master knows this.

“Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional, and forgiving.” -  Dr. TP Chia


“The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.” - James E. Faust

Nothing can easily break a child’s strong relationship with parents.

Humorous Quotes Depicting Love From Parents

A dad and his daughter play dress-up in tutus and fairy wings

“I asked my mom if I was adopted. She said, ‘Not yet, but we placed an ad.’” - Dana Snow

Tempting but illegal.

“When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.” - Nora Ephron

They may not show it enough, but teens are just as happy as the family pet that you’re home safe. After all, who’s going to feed them lunch?

“Buying your kid a goldfish is a great way to teach them about responsibility for 24-36 hours.” - Conan O’Brien

Teaching your chikitings about responsibility involves fighting the urge to replace dead goldfish.

“When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.” - Erma Bombeck

There’s a reason why you shouldn’t give away your kid’s furniture until they are grown. 

“Went to Disneyland because my daughter’s obsessed with Mickey Mouse. She was so excited when I got home and told her.” - Ryan Reynolds

Take notes from this father of two and his strategic approach to fortifying their parent-child relationship. 

There are various ways to convey love. You can say it with words, through touch, with gifts, by making time, and through actions. Even something as simple as making your children's baon for school or their afternoon merienda are expressions of parental love. Put together their favorite crispy chicken burger that could rival any fast-food joint. Make it extra special with Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise. Pair the sandwich with creamy macaroni salad or whip up a tasty dip with homemade fries. You don’t need to spend a lot to show them how much you care. Simple gestures go a long way!

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