As any frazzled single dad or single mom can tell you, raising a child by yourself is no easy feat. From getting the kids out the door in the morning to tucking them in at night, finding a moment for yourself can be near impossible to come by.
Knowing how hectic single parenting can be, we decided to compile some of our favorite quotes on the highs and lows of parenting, from people as varied as Larry David to Dr. Benjamin Spock. Click through the slides below for their commentary, then tell us what quote or saying reminds you how worthwhile your job as a single parent is when you start to get a little stressed.
1:I think because I'm not a parent, my most immediate connection to childhood is my memory of my own childhood.
2:If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings. from facebook4covers
3:A parent being called to the school because their child had misbehaved was as serious as a parent being called to the police station because their child had robbed a bank.
4:When you are getting ready to become a mom, being in love with someone just isn't enough. You need to think about whether he would be a good parent and raise your children with similar beliefs.
5:Most kids will not volunteer to eat veggies. At times you must step up to the plate and enforce the rule of authority as a parent.,Single parent status facebook
6:In terms of the frustration of my character, I suppose any teenager has probably gone through that, in terms of telling their parents, I want to do one thing, and their parent says no. I think parents sometimes forget that they were children.
7:My worst moments as a parent have been much like my greatest moments as a parent: the product of complete and perfect accident.
8:I was not prepared to live as a single parent.
9:For all that being a parent is normal statistically, it's not normal psychologically. It produces some of the most extreme emotions you'll ever have.
10:I would direct TV. That's a little different. It's more of a contained world as a director. When you're doing a film you get on the rollercoaster, you put the safety bar down and then you're gone. And it's hard. It's hard, too, as a parent, I think, because the hours are so long. It's hard.,Single parent status facebook
11:I married an excellent parent, but I'm not sure that I've made a great parent.
12:If your parent is deployed and you are that young, you spend the whole time wondering where they are and waiting for them to come home. As time passes and the absence is longer and longer, you become more and more concerned - but you don't really have the words to express your concern. There's only this continued absence.
13:There are some heterosexuals that have heterosexual behavior that is appalling sexually, that is deviant and bad and not really moral and Christ-like and biblical. But those people are never questioned as to whether or not they're allowed to be a parent. facebook4covers
14:I believe that a parent's role is to provide a path or opportunity for their children.
15:It's very important, once you are a parent, that you educate your kid day by day.