100+ Amazing Co-Parenting Quotes and Sayings

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Looking for co-parenting quotes? We have rounded up some great co-parenting quotes, sayings, proverbs, (with images and pictures) from famous authors, celebrities, leaders, to inspire you to be great parents and raise your kids with all the love, attention, and care.


If you are divorced or separated from your husband/wife, then trying to co-parent your children may be hard. The relationship of parents with their children is most sensitive and needs both parents to put aside their differences and negative emotions.

Troubled relationships between parents put the worst effects on a kid’s future and personality. Let’s have a detailed look at some inspiring and useful co-parenting quotes to get some help on the issue.

Famous Coparenting Quotes and Sayings

  1. “Kids need parents, not a part-time visitor with a checkbook.”

  2. “Your children need your presence more than your presents.” – Jesse Jackson

  3. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” – Frederick Douglass

  4. “The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other.” – Jane Blaustone

  5. “Remember you are not managing an inconvenience. You are raising a human being.” – Kittie Frantz

  6. “I’m very fortunate because we’re committed to co-parenting our children together.” – Elle Macpherson

  7. “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to child’s success is the positive involvement of the parents.” – Jane D. Hull

  8. “Co-parenting is not asking permission. It’s about discussing your child’s needs and wants and deciding what’s best.”

  9. “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

  10. “Make a positive difference in your children’s lives. Act and speak about your co-parent with respect and integrity.” – Allison Pescosolido

  11. “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.” – Iyanila Vanzant

  12. “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

  13. “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

  14. “Think of it as an important business project; you don’t always love the person that you’re working with, but you work together to get the project done. Co-parents need to adopt this same business model when co-parenting their children.” – Kela Price

  15. “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

  16. “You have to get to that point as a divorced parent, as any parent, where you’re not putting yourself first. You want the kids’ experience to be its own and not like, ‘Well, I need to have my time!’ We have been very good about that.” – Ryan Phillippe

  17. “I have pictures up of me and Wiz in [our son’s] room so he can always come in and see us being happy together. We try to have family days with him, even though we’re not together. Kids want to see their parents together and if you can’t be together in a relationship, you’ve got to come together as friends for your baby.” – Amber Rose

  18. “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

  19. “I’m really fortunate because my ex and I are very good friends and I talk to him every day. 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, but [a family is] love and I see her really flourishing because she sees two people treating each other with respect.” – Angela Kinsey

  20. “We are both totally committed to raising our son and being in love with our son… It’s a concept that’s fairly new, particularly in the psychology of raising a child in divorce. And the idea is, it’s really not the child’s fault that you got divorced. It’s your fault and therefore it should not be the child’s problem to go back and forth between two different homes.” – Josh Lucas on the “bird nesting” co-parenting arrangement

  21. “Don’t ever talk badly about the narcissist in front of your kids. Understand the narcissist will talk badly to your kids about you. Children will learn to trust no one and be messed up forever if you don’t keep them grounded. Put kids first to protect them.” ― Tracy Malone

  22. “A co-founder is like being somebody’s parent: You want to make sure your offspring thrive.” ― Caterina Fake

  23. “Nobody until very recently would have thought that their husband was supposed to be their best friend, confidante, intellectual soul mate, co-parent, inspiration.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

  24. “It has been tough being a mother of two daughters without a co-parent because I think I was a child myself, as my mother was.” ― Georgia Holt

  25. “My parents were very religious. My mother came from Co Donegal to work in the shirt factory in Derry when she met my father.” ― Martin McGuinness

  26. “You can hope for the best and let the world witness the dream of happier moments in life.”

  27. “We may not fix any mistakes from the past, but we can learn today and keep it in our minds.”

  28. “We should never be afraid to speak our minds and reach for the growth that you truly deserve.”

  29. “You can choose yourself and the serenity that you truly deserve with everyone around you.”

  30. “We can never please the world, so might as well choose your happiness and go with your life.”

Positive Co-Parenting Quotes and Sayings

  1. “Co parenting can show how we can achieve happiness for all the parents and their children.”

  2. “I don’t think the children want to see their parents suffer from the differences in themselves.”

  3. “Co parenting can let us know about the troubles and shortcomings that we can fix right now.”

  4. “To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.” – Barbara Johnson

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

  6. “If you love your child more than you hate your ex, you can solve most co-parenting problems.” – Helen Fried

  7. “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of the parents.” – Jane D. Hull

  8. “Effective parenting has nothing to do with pointing out our faults and everything to do with working out solutions.” – R. Knost

  9. “Make a positive difference in your children’s lives. Act and speak about your co-parent with respect and integrity.” – Allison Pescosolido

  10. “The greatest thing a father can do for his children is to respect the woman that gave birth to his children. It is because of her that you have the greatest treasures in your life. You may have moved on, but your children have not. If you can’t be her soulmate, then at least be thoughtful. Whom your children love should always be someone that you acknowledge with kindness. Your children notice everything and will follow your example.” – Shannon Alder

  11. “Tyga takes King to school, I take him to school – we pretty much split our time with him down the middle. So, co-parenting isn’t bad at all with Tyga.” – Blac Chyna

  12. “If you don’t like something, change it. My parents expected me to stay in my office job as an administrator at the Co-op because I’m disabled, but I said no and changed my whole life.” – Lee Pearson

  13. “Labeling people single parents, for example, when they may in fact be co-parenting – either with an unmarried other parent in the home or with an ex-spouse in a joint custody situation – stigmatizes their children as the products of ‘single parenthood’ and makes the uncounted parent invisible to society.” – Stephanie Coontz

  14. “You have to decide what it is that shapes and defines you. I’m a big sister and a co-parent with my mom before anything. That’s my root of all. It’s my foundation.” – Kiersey Clemons

  15. “My parents did call me Zowie now and then, but then, realising that it drew too much attention, they called me ‘Joe’. Then, later, I sort-of co-opted my own name back.” – Duncan Jones

  16. “It’s kind of crazy to think that I’ve now been divorced longer than I was married, but I appreciate the journey, because it brought my ex and I back to a friendship that helped us become great co-parents.” – Regina King

  17. “Parenting can make the world experience and achieve the greatest moments in their lives.”

  18. “Family is another world where the uncertainties lie with the anxieties to function in the world.”

  19. “Do not ever look back and just feel the moment when we can be happy for the rest of our lives.”

  20. “Parenting can make you think of another world where ancient traditions exist in our lives.”

  21. “We can let the world know about the cool fantasy of living the joyful life with your loved ones.”

  22. “One of the greatest titles in the world is a parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.” – Jim DeMint

  23. “Parenting is the biggest sacrifice one can make. It’s putting your life on hold to fulfill the promise of your children’s tomorrow.”

  24. “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.” –Hodding Carter

  25. “Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry.”- Alvin Price

  26. “To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself.”- James E. Faust

  27. “There’s nothing called a perfect parent, so just be a real one.”- Sue Atkins

  28. “The children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.” – Whitney Houston

  29. “A father’s goodness is higher than the mountain, a mother’s goodness deeper than the sea.”- Japanese proverb

  30. “By loving them for more than their abilities we show our children that they are much more than the sum of their accomplishments.”- Eileen Kennedy-Moore

Successful Quotes About Co-Parenting

  1. “Moms and Step-moms are on the same team.”

  2. “The best obligation as a parent is to not bring chaos into your children’s lives.”

  3. “Parenting can let us witness a new universe where adjustments and flexibility are known.”

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

  5. “Families are like branches on a tree, we grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.”

  6. “Thumbs up for parents and step-parents who co-parent! Children need to feel safe and loved in both homes.”

  7. “Co-parenting isn’t asking permission. It’s about discussing your child’s need and wants and deciding what’s best.”

  8. “Children shouldn’t have to sacrifice so that you can have the life you want. You make sacrifices so your children can have the life they deserve.”

  9. “Anyone can have a child and call themselves a parent. Real parents are those who put that child above their own selfish needs and wants.”

  10. “At the end of the day the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of the parents.” – Jane D Hull

  11. “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

  12. “This is probably one of the most difficult challenges any parent could face-learning to love the other parent enough to make their children first.” – Iyanla Vanzant

  13. “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.” – Price

  14. “It is critical to maintain 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 the intellectual ability to understand money worries, adult relationship issues or their parent’s unhappiness.”

  15. “Our children pick up a great deal from how we embrace them each morning, how we react when they break our favorite vase, how we handle ourselves in a traffic accident, how we sit and talk to them, whether we really look at what they show us, and whether we take an interest in what they say.”

  16. “In 1963, my parents took over a camp business from my grandparents. They turned it into a liberal, progressive, a co-educational, interracial camp for kids from all over the world, all over the country. And it was a very important cause for both of my parents.” – Nina Tassler

  17. “Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth.”- Virginia Satir

  18. “If you have never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.” – Bette Davis

  19. “Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.” – Harold Hubert

  20. “We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.”

  21. “Be the parent today that you want your kids to remember tomorrow.”

  22. “Children learn more from what you are than what you teach them.”- WEB DuBois

  23. “The thing about parenting rules is there aren’t any. That’s what makes it so difficult.” —Ewan McGregor

  24. “When you look at your life, the greatest happiness is family happiness.”- Joyce Brothers

  25. “Love is the chain whereby to bind a child to its parents.”- Abraham Lincoln

  26. “Praise your children openly, reprehend them secretly.”- W Cecil

  27. “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.”- Brian Tracy

  28. “Parental love is the only love that is truly selfless, unconditional and forgiving.” – Dr. TP Chia

  29. “A parent’s love is made of deep devotion, sacrifice, and pain; It is endless and unselfish, and enduring come what may.”

  30. “The depth of the love of parents for their children cannot be measured. It is like no other relationship. It exceeds concern for life itself. The love of a parent for a child is continuous and transcends heartbreak and disappointment.” – James E. Faust

Inspirational Co-Parenting Quotes for Divorced Parents

  1. “Children need and deserve the love, care, and support of both parents.”

  2. “It may be hard for some children to grow from the consequence of divorce and broken family.”

  3. “When you tell a child you hate their other parent, you are telling them you hate half of who they are.”

  4. “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” –Robert Fulghum

  5. “Instead of raising children who turn out okay despite their childhood, let’s raise children who turn out extraordinary because of their childhood.” – R. Knost

  6. “Co-parenting can be difficult but if the two parents continue to have open and honest communication. That builds trust which makes co-parenting easier for everyone.”

  7. “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

  8. “My co-founder Dylan Smith and I left our junior year of college to move to the Bay Area. To the horror of our friends’ parents, we actually had two other friends drop out of college to work on the product. The four of us were just working non-stop growing Box.” – Aaron Levie

  9. “Co-parenting is probably the toughest situation that I’ve had to deal with because my ex and I really just don’t get along. So, at the end of the day, I would tell any parents listening that once you’re separated from your significant other – the father of your children, the mother of your children – the most important thing is the kids’ happiness.” – Matt Barnes

  10. “Once you do embark upon the separation or divorce process, it is very important to remember three key things: Be kind, be reasonable, be brief. Remember that this person will no longer be your spouse, but he or she will continue to be your co-parent, family member, and perhaps business partner in certain assets or entities.” – Laura Wasser

  11. “Do I believe in coupling? Do I believe in commitment? Do I believe in co-parenting, raising children together, having a family, and growing old with someone? I absolutely believe in all of those things. I just don’t believe that you need to be married to do that. I love going to weddings, though. I do love a good wedding.” – Laura Wasser

  12. “In every community in Illinois, same-sex couples have chosen to join together and, in many instances, to raise families of their own. These couples are our relatives and friends, our neighbors, co-workers and parents of our children’s classmates. They deserve the same rights and responsibilities that civil marriage offers straight couples.” – Lisa Madigan

  13. “My parents were very, very close; they pretty much grew up together. They were born in 1912. They were each other’s only boyfriend and girlfriend. They were – to use a contemporary term I hate – co-dependent, and they had me very late. So they had their way of doing things, and they reinforced each other.” – Roz Chast

  14. “The desire to keep television out of our son’s life was one of the few parenting priorities my husband and I agreed on from the beginning. We debated the pros and cons of co-sleeping, of pacifiers, of chemical-free crib mattresses and baby sign language. The television question, on the other hand, was a no-brainer.” – Kim Brooks

  15. “You grow up listening to Eminem; your parents don’t let you listen to it – you gotta sneak into a car to listen to this guy rap. He changed my whole life, my whole perspective on music, so to more or less co-sign something that I’ve done is the ultimate childhood goal.” – Jon Bellion

  16. “Co-parenting is going great with Britney. The schedule has been worked out over time, and we talk when we need to. It’s always about the boys – mostly school stuff – and we make sure we stay on top of that. It’s going great.” – Kevin Federline

  17. “Make a positive difference in your children’s lives. Act and speak about your co-parent with respect and integrity.” – Allison Pescosolido

  18. “If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.” – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

  19. “A family portrait is only complete with love to fill it’s frame.” – Wes Fesler

  20. “There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” – Sue Atkins

  21. “It is the best thing in life when you know that the family standards can change through time.”

  22. “You can be mature and respectful if you decide to choose your growth over any traditions.”

  23. “Let the world know the beauty of acceptance and the honest apologies for the prior mistakes.”

  24. “Co parenting lets the children achieve the happiest experience that they truly deserve in life.”

  25. “Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.”- Ann Brashares

  26. “When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.”- Mitch Albom

  27. “A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided.”- Robert Brault

  28. “Love is giving your kids your undivided attention and time.”- Kevin Heath

  29. “It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.”-Roald Dahl

  30. “There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.”-Henry Ward Beecher

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