I often turn to inspirational quotes when I need a little lift in my day, or a gentle reminder of why I am on the parenting path I am. I hope these few help you along on your gentle parenting journey as well...
Peace to you.
To successfully share mindfulness with children, you must first practice it yourself. Your presence, your calm, and your peace are the biggest gifts you can offer to young people.
~Thich Nhat Hahn; Planting Seeds - Practicing Mindfulness with Children
One generation of fully deeply loving parents would change the brain of the next generation, and with that, the world.
The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.
There is a universal truth I have found in my work. Everybody longs to be loved. And the greatest thing we can do is let somebody know that they are loved and capable of loving.
The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.
~Norman Vincent Peale; The Power of Positive Thinking
We don't yet know what the world might be like if children were to grow up without being subjected to humiliation; if parents would respect them and take them seriously as people.
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I've got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
~George Bernard Shaw
Through violence, you may solve one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.
~His Holiness the Dalai Lama
My mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life.
Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
~Leonardo da Vinci
Mother and baby are at first strangers to each other, but the mother, by affirming her baby's life with herself, establishes a joined entity in which each becomes a part of the other.
~James Kimmel, Ph.D.
If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your own path.
Fully and completely accept our kids - accept them as they are now, not just when they are doing what we want them to do.
Conflict is inevitable - violence is not.
When we adults think of children, there is a simple truth that we ignore: childhood is not preparation for life; childhood is life. A child isn't getting ready to live; a child is living.
~John A Taylor, Notes on an Unhurried Journey