60 Great Positive Quotes for Educators, Parents and Kids

Positive Quotes for Educators and Parents Positivity

We shouldn’t just want positivity, we should all agree that we NEED it! New challenges bring pressure and change. Many new changes cause stress and anxiety.  This affects all of us.  Adults and children.  Who’s in need of uplifting, positive quotes?! 

I’ve always had so much respect for administrators and educators.  Working in the schools has increased my awareness to the hard work and dedication that occurs “behind the scenes.”

Living with an administrator and talking with my sisters who are both educators has opened my eyes even more to what’s put on their plates in the school systems. 

It sounds like a lovely job with great hours and holidays.  But when you look at the amount of work that is done, it’s really a 12 month job crammed into 10 months.

And when you look at the heart and soul that’s put in… and the reward that they personally gain – it’s amazing and inspiring.

YOU don’t just deserve those breaks as an administrator or educator… you’ve earned them!  And parents earn them, too!

Especially now.

We Need Positivity for Each Other and for Our Children 

With the changes from the global pandemic, we’re adding another layer of busy work to our administrators and educators.  A thick, muddy layer.

Positive Quotes
Positive Quotes

This challenge brings an intense level of pressure and stress. It’s been so hard and difficult to face the daily roadblocks that this pandemic has brought. 

Exhausting. Worst year for many.

I feel like I’m watching people slowly sink into quick sand with a dark cloud hovering over top.

Stress on administrators and educators trickles down to the students.  They feel it too.  And they’re struggling, too.

Everyone is struggling. 

I recently read a story where a kindergarten student unmuted herself during virtual learning to encourage her teacher.  Her teacher was stressed and visibly frustrated with a tech glitch.

“You can do it!” said the little girl!  A Kindergartner!  Out of the mouths of babes!

It’s time to rally, join this little 5 year old and lift each other up!  You need it, we need it, our kids need it.

We all need it.

Our children are watching us closely.  They need us to be strong and to set a good example. 

We learn best in life from challenges. And even better from failures. It’s time for some uplifting positive quotes!

Let’s embrace this and search for what we’re gaining through this challenge.

Positive Quotes on Kindness

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” -Dalai Lama

“Kind words do not cost much, yet they accomplish much!” -Unknown

“Act with kindness but do not expect gratitude.” -Confucius

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” -Mahatma Gandhi

“Let your energy be used to build, not destroy.” -Payansh Jain

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” -Aristotle

“The time is always right to do what is right.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” -Arthur Rubinstein

“What matters in life is not great deeds, but great love.” -St. Therese of Lisieux

“Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.” -Charles Glassman

“Happiness is actually an art of living, which is in us.” -Unknown

“If we want to reach real peace in this world, we should start educating children.” -Mahatma Gandhi

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Uplifting and Motivating Positive Quotes

“If you can’t find the light, be your own light.” -Ernest Hammel

“It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars.” -Richard Evans

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” -Charles R. Swindoll

“The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”  -Scott Hamilton

“Happiness is a mood. Positivity is a mindset.” -Unknown

“Things turn out best for those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.” -Art Linkletter

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength, but through persistence.” -Buddha

“The day I stopped complaining I started enjoying.” -Saurabh Kalra

“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.”  -Carlos Castaneda

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” -Henry Ford

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” -Maya Angelou

“In the midst of darkness, light persists.” -Mahatma Gandhi

“Often times, the brightest rainbows follow the darkest rainstorms.” -Janice Dean

“An attitude of gratitude brings great things.” -Yogi Bhajan

Positive Thoughts

“With the new day comes strength and new thoughts.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

“If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” -Nora Roberts

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and out.” -Robert Collier

“Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” -Japanese Proverb

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” -Robert F. Kennedy

“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.”  -Louis Pasteur

“We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.” -Tobias Wolff 

Think Positive Be Positive

“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited about what could go right.” -Tony Robbins

“Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” -Stephen Hawking

Positive Quotes in Response to Challenges for Administrators, Teachers, Parents, and Kids

“Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them.  Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.” -Unknown

“All things are difficult before they are easy.” -Thomas Fuller

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.” -William James

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” -William Arthur Ward

“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” -Louisa May Alcott

“If you’re going through hell, keep going?” -Winston Churchill (Why stop in the middle?)

“The best way out is always through.” -Robert Frost

“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great.” -Paulo Coelho

Positive Perspective

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” -Martin Luther King, Jr

“It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.” -Hans F. Hansen

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” -Walt Disney

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”   -Mahatma Gandhi

“Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.” -Henry David Thoreau

“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.” -Dr. Seuss

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” -Mark Twain

Christopher Robin to Pooh: “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

“Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul

And sings the tune without the words,

And never stops at all.” 

                                  -Emily Dickinson 

“Everything can be taken from a person but one thing…the last of human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any set of circumstances, to choose one’s way.”  -Victor Frankl

“If you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you will learn! The most wonderful stuff!”    -Dr. Seuss

“In the long run, we only hit what we aim at.”  -Henry David Thoreau

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act but a habit.” -Aristotle

More Motivators… Stay Positive and Have Fun Out There!

With stress, we forget to have fun with our kiddos. It’s so important for brain development and learning, as mentioned in a previous post referring to the one, simple way to Increase Memory and Focus in Children.

For more positive quotes and affirmations for kids, check out Mom Loves Best for 100+ Positive Affirmations for Kids!

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Amy Hathaway MOT, OTR/L, CIMI-2 is a licensed and registered occupational therapist.  She is the founder of Develop Learn Grow. 

Amy has 21 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist.   She enjoys collaborating with teachers, parents, therapists, administrators, and support staff in preschools & schools, as well as coaching and guiding parents of infants and toddlers in their homes.

She is married and has three children.  Click to read Amy’s bio.  

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