85 Co-Parenting Quotes

Joan Agie
Sep 29, 2023 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Jan 09, 2023
Parents make our life worth living, click to read different inspiring quotes about co-parenting.)

Family life with co-parents is best to experience every day.

Parents are pure bliss in every individual's life. They help children carve a better future.

Co-parenting requires dedicated time and energy from both parents to raise their children. It seems easy, but just like everything comes with its challenges. It is a process to raise children by being available to handle their emotional side. Hats off to all those parents who are co-parenting or all the single parents. We have compiled some parenting quotes.

Interesting Co-Parenting Quotes

These intriguing quotes will add hope and enlighten lives for better positive involvement for all the co-parents. Give these a read, and we are sure you will like them.

"We both realize that we’re parents, and we’re in it for our kid, and that’s made it really easy."

- Pete Wentz.

"Let the world see that the wholeness of a family does not always have to equate to happiness in life."

"I’m very fortunate because we’re committed to co-parenting our children together."

- Elle Macpherson.

"Marriage bound us for a little while, but our children keep us together as a family for life."

"The secret to blending families is… There is no secret. It’s scary and awesome and ragged and perfect and always changing. Love and laugh hard, try again tomorrow, but that’s life advice, right?"

- Mir Kamin.

"Blended families are a beautiful mix of diverse people who each serve an important role in our lives."

- Deana Keller La Rosa.

"Stepfamily households do not begin and end at the front door."

- Patricia Papernow.

"Children need parents, not a part-time visitor with a checkbook."

"A family portrait is only complete with love to fill its frame."

- Wes Fesler.

"The art of parenting is not to prepare the child for life, but to prepare a life for the child."

- Oscar Arias.

"A narcissist will never co-parent with you. They will counter-parent. They don’t care about the emotional damage that the constant drama inflicts upon the children as long as it causes emotional drama to you."

- A Price.

"Remember you are not managing an inconvenience. You are raising a human being."

- Kittie Frantz.

"If you’re struggling with your role, be kind to yourself and remember that step-parenting is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. Not because of any flaw of yours, but because that’s the nature of the role."

- Jenna Kori.

"Your first obligation as a parent is not to bring chaos into the lives of your children."

- Jenny Setzer.

"Co-parenting will allow us to know about the shortcomings and troubles we can fix right now."

"The blended family isn’t just an ordinary family time two. It’s a special kind of family with special needs."

- Maxine Marsolin.

"Keep calm and remember children need both parents."

"Your children need your presence more than they need your presents."

- Jesse Jackson.

" It’s a blended family and it’s very hard to keep things together, but we’re happy and we live in love."

- Kimora Lee Simmons.

Creative Co-Parenting Quotes

Despite all the odds or differences in the failed relationship, all co-parents are strong to raise a good child with great life advice.

"Co-parenting. It’s not a competition between two homes. It’s a collaboration of parents doing what is best for the kids."

- Heather Hetchler.

"Children need and deserve the love, care, and support of both parents."

"It’s a collaboration of parents doing what is best for the child regardless of their situation or feelings for one another."

- Mediavine.

"The best security blanket a kid can have is parents who will always respect each other."

- Jane Blaustone.

"Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work."

- C.S. Lewis.

"Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them."

- Leigh Anne Tuohy.

"Effective parenting has nothing to do with pointing out our faults and everything to do with working out solutions."

- LR Knost.

"Families are like branches on a tree. Though we grow in different directions, our roots will always remain together as one."

"Good parenting lets the kids experience the best things that they must encounter in their lives."

"Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it."

- Harold Hulbert.

"Allow your children to be children. Don’t force them to choose between mummy and daddy."

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."

- Frederick Douglass.

"Children deserve both parents. They deserve to know that their parents respect each other if nothing else. So that really helps me set the standard of how I try to behave."

- Jewel Kilcher.

"Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist."

- Michael Levine.

"We may not live as one, but our family will always be home."

"I don’t think it matters how many parents you’ve got, as long as those who are around making their presence a good one."

- Elizabeth Wurtzel.

"Home is the first school, and parents are the first teachers."

- Toni Morrison.

"Co-parenting can show how we can achieve happiness for all the parents and their children."

"I want to show the example that you can be a single mother and work and handle a lot of other things at the same time."

- Christina Milian

Co-Parenting Quotes by Famous People

Effective parenting helps to build a better future. These are some of the greatest pieces of advice by famous personalities.

"If Matt and I had a great relationship, we would still be together, but we chose to move on because we had different visions of how we wanted to live our lives. That doesn’t mean, though, that we can’t rebuild something that would be the best thing for the kids."

- Kate Hudson.

"The sign of a great parent is not the behavior of the children, the sign of a truly great parent is the behavior of the parent."

- Andy Smithson.

"There will always be steps you can take toward unity in your blended family. You will make—one step at a time!"

- Donna Houpe.

"Our daughter is growing up, seeing two people who care about each other. We may not be a traditional family on paper, but we are a family, and I tell her that families come in all shapes and sizes."

- Angela Kinsey.

"There is no such thing as the perfect parent, so just be the real one."

- Sue Atkins.

"No matter how much parents may want to, they cannot fix all of their children’s problems or be everything to them. They are only human, after all."

- Russell Barkley.

"As people can imagine, it gets rough at times just because we’re not in the same city, but we still love each other and what’s most important is we love our son. That stabilizes us. I’m thankful for him."

- Taye Diggs.

" I don’t think children’s inner feelings have changed. They still want a mother and father in the very same house; they want places to play."

- Beverly Cleary.

"But at the end of the day, we’ve got a great kid who’s got two parents who love him very much. And we’re finding a way to navigate this while still remaining friends and still being kind to one another."

- Chris Pratt.

"We do bedtime every day. We felt like as much togetherness as possible would be ideal, and fortunately, we really love each other and are best friends, and so that works."

- Sienna Miller.

"Instead of raising children who turn out okay despite their childhood, let’s raise children who turn out extraordinary because of their childhood."

- LR Knost.

"Parenting is the most important job anyone will ever have. It is also the hardest."

- Bill Cosby.

"The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any."

- Fred Astaire.

"It’s not about being the perfect parent. It’s about being the present one."

- Tony Dungy.

"Brad is such a great dad. When I’m working, he’s putting in the extra dad time."

- Angelina Jolie.

"Any man can help make a child, but it takes a special man to help raise a child."

- Tony Gaskins.

"At the end of the day, you’ve got to be a little selfless. You have to say ‘It’s not about us. This didn’t work out quite how we wanted it to but look at the amazing blessing that we have in these wonderful children.’ So you kinda put everything else to the side and really focus."

- Nick Cannon.

"At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to child’s success is the positive involvement of the parents."

- Jane D Hull.

Single Parenting Quotes

It is difficult to hide negative emotions. Balancing these emotions helps all single parents. Read these quotes, and we are sure some of these might make you feel different emotions.

"Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage and teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce."

- Jennifer Weiner.

"Family is a world where we can settle any differences if we learn to compromise and accept."

"Good parenting means spending time with your children, listening to them, and sharing experiences with them. It also means providing guidance and setting limits."

- Fred Rogers.

"Parents need to make peaceful co-parenting a real goal because the emotional wounds caused in the heart of a child can last a lifetime."

"There’s only one rule of parenting: never give up."

- Maggie Gallagher.

"To be honest, I am just winging it—life, motherhood, my eyeliner; everything."

"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million."

- Walt.

"Co-parenting lets children experience the happiest moments of life, they truly deserve."

- Shane Birkel.

"If you love your child more than you hate your ex, you can solve most co-parenting problems."

- Helen Fried.

"Make a positive difference in your children’s lives. Act and speak about your co-parent with respect and integrity."

- Allison Pescosolido.

"Moms and step-moms are on the same team."

"I think the key is surrounding Jack with a lot of joy and happiness, which he has a ton of."

- Anna Faris.

"We decided as a family it was the right decision for Flynn, so Orlando and I both relocated, and we live five minutes from each other … Everything revolves around my son and his welfare."

- Miranda Kerr.

"Thumbs up for step-parents and parents who co-parent! Kids need to feel loved and safe in both homes."

"When you are a parent, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A parent always has to think twice, once for themselves and once for their child."

- Sophia Loren.

"Parenting is not a competition. It’s not about who is doing it better or worse. It’s about doing the best you can with what you’ve got."

- Jennifer Younger.

"We’re just getting used to it. We’re in very positive energy together, trying to be the best parents to Everly. We support each other."

- Jenna Dewan.

"I mean, I’m single, I’m co-parenting. I’m doing okay."

- Naomi Watts.

"A family stitched together with love seldom unravels."

"To be in your children's memories tomorrow, You have to be in their lives today."

- Barbara Johnson.

"Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you."

- Robert Fulghum.

"Some days co-parenting is hard and some days it is easy but on any day, it is not worth giving up."

"They’re six very strong-minded, thoughtful, worldly individuals. I’m very proud of them."

- Angelina Jolie.

"Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, every movement, and action affects. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than a parent."

- Bob Keeshan.

"It is critical to maintaining boundaries between adult problems and children. Please protect your children’s innocence and allow them to remain children. They must not be burdened by adult problems. Kids don’t have the coping skills or intellectual ability to understand money worries, adult relationship issues, or their parents’ unhappiness."

"Your partner’s children are an extension of them and this makes them just as important to your happiness."

- Beth Happiness.

"This is probably one of the most difficult challenges any parent could face, learning to love the other parent enough to make the children first."

- Lyanila Vanzant.

"If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money."

- Abigail Van Buren.

"There is no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one."

- Jill Churchill.

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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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