Parent Poem: Touching Poems for Parents

Parent Poem

The Parent poem collection below will remind you that like us, children are just learning and doing the best they can. As adults, we need to take the time to recognize this and teach them gently with love and understanding, instead of barking orders at them as our parents did to us. Remember that demanding, blaming and shaming do not grow a child into a good human being.

If you have a favorite parent poem to contribute, please do so by clicking on the Contact Us link to the left. Be sure to cite the author, so we can give proper credit.

~ Laura Ramirez

Laura is the author of Keepers of the Children: Native American Parenting Wisdom , the only parenting book that combines ancient native spiritual ideas (like child stewardship) with cutting edge psychology to teach parents how to raise children to develop their strengths and grow up to lead uniquely purposeful and fulfilling lives as adults.

Parent Poem:

From God with Love

~Author Unknown~

Children are a blessing sent from God above
For us to care and nurture and most of all to love.

God calls us to be parents and gives us all the tools
And when we feel like giving up, our strength He will renew.

Children are a gift from God that He so freely lends
To make it through the childhood years, on Him we must depend.

He must have a presence, you see it must take three
The parents, child and Christ at the center to be a family.

From childhood days to a child full grown
Their joys and hurts are a parent's own.

Times of joy and laughter and those times of tears
The times spent raising a child are surely the best of years.

There comes that time in life when a child will leave the nest
We must send them off with love and a prayer and leave to God the rest.

We've have shared the Word of God, we've taught them right from wrong
Now it's time to let them go and let them write their song.

The faith instilled, the examples lived, and the lessons taught
All gifts that we've given our child, which will never be forgotten.

There are many paths a child can take, right or wrong will remain unknown
But rest assured that in the end, they all lead back to home.

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Parent Poem:

LET ME GIVE

~Author Unknown~

I do not know how long I'll live
But while I live, Lord, let me give
Some comfort to someone in need
By smile or nod, kind word or deed.

And let me do what 'ere I can
To ease things for my fellow man.
I want naught but to do my part
to lift a tired or weary heart.

To change folks' frowns to smiles again.
Then will I not have lived in vain.
And I'll not care how long I'll live
If I can give... and give... and give.

Parent Poem:

Memo from Your Child

~Author Unknown~

1. Don't spoil me. I know quit well that I ought not have all that I ask for, I'm only testing you.

2. Don't be afraid to be firm with me, I prefer it. It makes me feel more secure.

3. Don't let me form bad habits, I have to rely on you to detect them in the early stages.

4. Don't make me feel smaller than I am, It only makes me behave stupidly big.

5. Don't correct me in front of people if you can help it.

6. Don't make me feel that my mistakes are sins, it upsets my set of values.

7. Don't be upset when I say "I hate you", it's not you I hate, but your power to hinder.

8. Don't protect me from consequences, I need to learn the painful way sometimes.

9. Don't nag, if you do I will need to protect myself by appearing deaf.

10. Don't make rash promises, remember I feel badly let down when promises are broken.

11. Don't tax my honesty too much, I am easily frightened into telling lies.

12. Don't be inconsistent, that completely confuses me and makes me lose faith in you.

13. Don't tell me my fears are silly, they are terribly real to me and you can do much to reassure me if you try to understand.

14. Don't ever suggest that you are perfect or infallible. It gives me to great a shock when I discover that you are neither.

15. Don't forget that I can't thrive without lots of love and understanding, but I don't need to tell you that, do I?

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Parent Poem:

Daddy's Footsteps

~Author Unknown~

“Walk a little slower, Daddy”,
Said a little child so small.
“I’m following in your footsteps,
And I don’t want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they’re hard to see;
So walk a little slower, Daddy,
For you are leading me.

Someday when I’m all grown up,
You’re what I want to be;
Then I will have a little child
Who’ll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right,
And know that I was true;
So, walk a little slower, Daddy,
For I must follow you.”

Parent Poem:

I Believe

by Jane Daugherty

I believe in children's laughter, the sweet perfume of a newborn baby's skin and thatevery child is entitled to happiness, decent housing, health care, proper nutrition and good education.

I believe that out schools should be places of discovery and growth, not of danger, that teachers should be paid more than lawyers and that parenting should be a required course in every high school.

I believe that "quality time" is a phony notion that cannot substitute for substantial time spent with our children.

I believe that baseball and other children's games can be magical and should be wrestled from screaming, competitive coaches and returned to play.

I believe that childhood should be a time of sand castles and celebration and that the defense of innocence is as important as the defense of our borders.

And I believe that our most urgent mission should be putting the needs of our children first.



For more of our parent poem collection, check out the links below:

Parenting Poems: Inspirational Poetry for Parents
Poems for Parents
Parenting Quote - The Joy of a Newborn Child
Poem for Parent: Words of Wisdom for Parents
Expectant Mother Love Quotes
Mother Quotes - Quotes that celebrate the relationship between mother and child
Mother and Daughter Quotes from the Heart
Quotes Mother Daughter Relationships
Mother and Daughter Relationship Quotes
Mom Poem Collection
Mother Day Poem - A Mothers Hug
Father Quotes that Inspire and Enlighten
Mother Daughter Quotes
Grandparent Poem Collection: On Being a Grandparent
Parent Poem - Love Quotes

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