9 Get-Real Quotes for Unsentimental Parents

parenting quotes"Before I got married, I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories," said John Wilmot, 17th-century English poet and Earl of Rochester. You can take your syrupy, saccharine, super-sweet quotes about parenting. Or those quotes that make parents sound like saints. Or quotes that make parenting sound like the noblest enterprise you'll ever fail at. Me, I prefer parenting quotes that get real, that surprise you with their honesty. So here are 9 of my favorite parenting quotes. Can you relate to any of these?

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