Have you ever overheard another parent say something to their child and you thought to yourself, “I’m totally stealing that phrase to use with mine!” Well, today I’m going to share with you 20 great phrases you’re going to want to add to your parenting toolbox! Many of these I just recently learned myself but I am totally starting to incorporate them into everyday language at our house. Check out these great parenting phrases below.
You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.
Sometimes things don’t go my way, what do we say: that’s OK.
You don’t have to like it, ya just have to do it.
If your gonna play rough, you gotta be tough.
Obey right away, all the way, with a joyful heart
God made dirt and dirt don’t hurt.
Show me your friends, I’ll show you your future.
If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.
That attitude is like a stinky diaper, it’s time to change it.
If you’re going to be a turd, go lay in the yard.
Put your derriere in a chair!
If it’s not fun for all, it’s not fun at all.
Slow obedience is still disobedience.
Practice makes progress.
Do you want them to be glad we came or glad we left?
Do it right or do it again.
See a need, fill a need.
A job half done is a job not done at all.
You can choose to obey or not to obey, but you don’t get to choose your punishment.
Eat it up, wear it out, use it up or do without.
Do you use any of these phrases currently? Which one is your favorite?