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Top 15 Absent Parent Quotes (+FREE Worksheets)

Absent Parent Quotes

This post contains some of the best absent parent quotes.

Absent Parent Quotes

1. “What many aren’t aware of is the fact that an inadequate or absent father created losses in your life, and any loss requires a grieving process. Expect that to occur. Welcome it, in fact, because grief is the road to recovery. It enables you to move on with your life.” – H. Norman Wright

2. “This is the cry of a fatherless daughter—the one with the hole in her heart, crying, wounded, searching or wandering, aching inside for an accepting touch or a word from Dad. Some fathers were physically absent. Some were present but absent emotionally.”- H. Norman Wright

3. “This is how the emotionally absent mother feels to a child: like someone who doesn’t really exist. It is a shock, a threat to survival, and therefore a trauma to the child’s nervous system.” – Jasmin Lee Cori

4. “Researchers have identified two response patterns in infants whose mothers are emotionally absent. One is to turn away from the mother, avoiding contact with her in order to maintain a more pleasant state. Not surprisingly, children with mothers who show little emotional expression more often develop a self-sufficient attachment style. The other pattern, as Stern describes, is “to make extraordinary efforts to charm his mother, to pull her along—to act as an antidepressant to her.” Hardly a job for a baby!” – Jasmin Lee Cori

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5. “Fathers have a unique and irreplaceable role in the lives of children.”- George W. Bush

6. “Children feel let down and becomes hopeless when parents leave them alone.” –Unknown

7. “It is much easier to become a father than to be one.”- Kent Nerburn

8. “A dad should be a daughter’s idol against which she will judge all men.” – Unknown

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

10. “By ignoring her, you are actually teaching her to live without you.” – Unknown

11. “If your children are important to you, you will always find a way. If not, you’ll always find an excuse.” – Unknown

12. “Don’t forgive him. Forgive yourself for believing there is something lacking in you because he wasn’t there.” – Iyanla Vanzan

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13. “I don’t want to be an absent mother. Otherwise, why have children?” – Indira Varma

14. “You make sacrifices for your children so they can enjoy the life they deserve.” – Unknown

15. “A father who is physically absent cannot provide his daughter with unconditional love and validation. Nor can he give her a sense of security and the conviction that people are dependable. A young child doesn’t understand why her father is missing. She only knows that he is gone.” – Sarah Simms Rosenthal

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