As a child, one thing my mom always kept handy was a Bible. Whether she opened it very often or not is another topic, but there was never a time that we couldn't go to different places in our house and locate a Bible. My maternal grandmother on the other hand, is someone that I know for sure always opened her Bible, and always had the right scripture or proverb to administer out to me for every situation. Though it was my grandmother, and not always my mother, she always had the most amazing proverbs that every parent should read.
Whether it was for disobedience, discouragement, or reminding me of God's promises, my grandmother always knew the right things to say and the right prayers to pray. Now that I'm older and have discovered my own ability to do as she's done, I find myself thanking her and my mother for what they instilled in me as a child. Although my mom didn't quote scripture to us on the regular, the way she carried herself and brought us up, were ways that only a woman confident in herself could do. I see those same qualities in my sister, who is now the mother of my beautiful 2-year-old niece. All of who I am now, who my sister is, and who my niece will become has to do with the things that my parents and my grandparents invested into me and my spiritual strength as a child.
Being a parent can be tough ― I'm sure ― but having all the right inspiration to revert back to when you feel at your lowest, when you feel drained, or when you feel like your children are rebelling, can help you stay strong. If you're not sure where to start, try keeping these 15 proverbs on standby to always revert back to.