I’ve been listening to Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s podcast for several years now and it’s no secret that I love her. She has a way of making everything clear as day for me and summing up some of my most complicated life issues in just a few words. I have read almost all of her books as well. One of my most favorite parenting books out there is Dr. Laura’s book “10 Stupid Things Parents Do to Mess Up Their Kids: Don’t Have Them If You Won’t Raise Them.” I absolutely love her blunt honesty about the reality of parenting and what it means to be a great parent.
I also really like her book “Bad Childhood, Good Life: How to Blossom and Thrive in Spite of an Unhappy Childhood.” If you’re like me and didn’t have the most optimal setting while growing up, you should definitely check out this book to help give you some perspective on how to make the life you truly want despite a weird childhood.
Here’s my 7 Favorite Parenting Quotes by Dr Laura Schlessinger:
“That’s what mothers do. They sacrifice for their children.” Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Ain’t that the truth! Sacrificing is #1 when you are a parent. To an outsider (non-parent) the term “sacrifice” might sound like a dirty word, however, I’ve found so much pleasure in sacrificing for my family and daughter. Sacrificing has meant my family will always have what we need, my daughter will always feel taken care of, and our bond will always be strong because she knows I’ve done everything in my power to give her a great life.
“Did you ever notice that MOM spelled upside down is WOW?” Dr. Laura Schlessinger
No, I had not noticed this! Thanks for pointing it out Dr. Laura!
“A lot of parents will do anything for their kids except let them be themselves.” Dr. Laura Schlessinger
I find this to be so true. I am even guilty of this at times and when I catch myself doing this I like to stop myself and remember that my daughter is her own little being and should be allowed to be whomever she wants to be. Even if it means she shows up to school in mismatching socks and tangled hair.
“We teach our kids how to behave by what we allow, what we stop, what we ignore, and what we reinforce.” Dr. Laura Schlessinger
As a parent, I’m always trying to be conscious of what I say and do in front of my daughter because, as she’s growing older, I see her mimicking me all the time. I can’t run around using curse words like I use to. Bummer. It’s ok though, I like to welcome change
“When kids are not closely involved with their family, they will turn to their peers.” Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Amen Dr. Laura for point this out to us! She and I (because in my head we are friends now :)) strongly believe in the power of being around for our kids as much as possible and creating strong familial bonds with our children. I don’t want my daughter to grow up and see her hanging with degenerates who steal booze because she doesn’t feel like she has a family to come home to.
“As a parent, you are there to teach your children how to deal with their feelings. Not to make those feeling go away.” Dr. Laura Schlessinger
I like this quote a lot because sometimes it’s hard to tell where the line is when you are a parent. When my daughter was a little baby and was learning how to walk it was a very scary time for me! She was constantly falling and hurting herself. I did come up with a helpful trick however to lessen the impact. When she would fall, instead of screeching “OMG!! Poor baby!!!!” with fear all over my face, I would instead exclaim “Ta-da!!” My daughter wouldn’t even cry after falling down, instead, she’d laugh and get back up again. I’m not sure exactly how that relates to this quote but for some reason, that story is what came to mind!
“Having kids is like having to clean up after a party you didn’t attend.” Dr. Laura Schlessinger