55 Best Quotes for Moms of Teen Daughters

Our girls, our greatest source of joy (and maybe a few sleepless nights and tears, too)...

by Nancy Reynolds

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Our girls…

There’s nothing quite as wonderful, beautiful or unbreakable as the bond we share with our daughters.

Sure, they can wear us down to our last nerve, keep us guessing with their unpredictable mood swings and drive us a bit crazy at times, but being part of their life, their world, and their heart is a cherished place we wouldn’t trade for anything.

After all, our daughters truly are our greatest joy and blessing since the day they were born and nothing can change that. (Not even the sleepless nights, endless worry, and tears we sometimes shed in the quiet of the night.) Together, despite the bumpy road at times, our bond grows stronger, our love deeper and one day, the beauty of it all, is that they become our cherished, trusted friends. 

We hope our all-time favorite quotes about raising teen girls will inspire you, make you laugh, remind you that you’re not alone and perhaps give you a little hope if you’re struggling through this parenting chapter. Wrap your arms around your precious teen girl, mama… these days won’t last forever. Here are 55 best quotes for moms of teen daughters. 

55 Best Quotes for Moms of Teen Daughters


#1 “Compliments on my daughter’s appearance are nice, but when someone compliments her as a person – her heart, her compassion, that she’s a good friend, a good listener or someone others can lean on when life gets hard, that’s when I know I must have done something right.” ~Raising Teens Today


#2  “Dear daughter, if I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes.” ~Unknown

#3  “We mothers have a wonderfully precious and truly powerful role to play in the future self-images of our daughters. The model of our own empowerment gives our daughters permission to be powerful.” ~Melia Keeton-Digby

#4  “My Dear Daughter, Always remember that a number will never define you. Not a grade, a GPA, an SAT or ACT score, or a number on a scale. Not the number of followers you have, the likes you get or the thumbs-up you receive. Not your number of friends, the calories you consume, your bra size, your age, or your salary later in life. You are more than that. You are more than enough.” ~Raising Teen Today


#5  “And then one day she realized… Her mom’s goal in life wasn’t to control or ruin her life. It was to protect her. Her mom was never against her. She was always with her, side by side through it all. Her mom rode the storms with resilience because her daughter was depending on her…even if she didn’t realize it yet. Her mom was always there, always had her back and never stopped loving her with everything she had. She was her mother’s world and she was, and always will be, her truest friend.” ~Raising Teens Today


#6  “Having a daughter is like having a little broke best friend who thinks you’re rich.” ~The Mind Journal

#7  “No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs her mom.”  ~Cardinal Mermillod

#8  “She might look like you. She might act like you. She might even remind you of your younger self, yet she is unique. She is wiser than you were. She is stronger than you were. She is all the best parts of you and so much more. She is herself. She is beautiful. She is an amazing young woman and she is a gift. ” ~M.M. Coder


#9  “Dearest Daughter, I used to think I should raise you like me. A daughter that was all me. All mine. But girl…you’ve made me realize that you aren’t mine. You are all your own. I’m not raising another me. I’m raising a YOU. And I couldn’t be more proud!”  ~@raiseherwild

#10  “A mother understands what her daughter cannot say.” ~Unknown

#11 Sweet girl… My wish for you is that you stop comparing. Stop measuring your worth on the beauty, popularity or success of others. Stop thinking you’re not enough. Smile at the reflection you see. Embrace your wonderful quirks. Let the real you shine through. Because in that quiet place of acceptance is where true happiness lies.”  ~Raising Teens Today


#12  “It’s hard teaching my daughter about mean girls, knowing that they don’t go away after grade school, high school, or even college. It’s hard teaching my daughter about mean girls when I am still dealing with them now, as a mom. Don’t be a mean girl. Don’t raise a mean girl.”  ~Scary Mommy

#13  “We need to teach our daughters the difference between a man who flatters her and a man who compliments her. A man who spends money on her and a man who invests in her. A man who views her as property and a man who views her properly. A man who lusts after her and a man who loves her. A man who believes he’s a gift to women and a man who believes she’s a gift to him.”  ~Unknown

#14  “She’s my heart and my soul, she’s my source of laughter and joy and maybe a few tears, she’s my yesterday, my today and all of my tomorrows, she’s the magic in my day…She is my daughter, my sweetheart. She is my world.” ~Unknown


#15  “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.”  ~Beyonce

#16  “The love between a mother and daughter is forever. The bond between their hearts is unbreakable. The connection between their souls is eternal.”  ~Unknown

#17 “Being a parent of teenagers is so hard. But boy, oh boy, being a teenager is hard, too. If we can just step back a moment to remember what it felt like to be in their shoes, maybe it would help us parent with a little more grace and understanding.” ~Raising Teens Today


#18  “Let’s teach our daughters to make a habit of shutting down conversations that aim to tear others down.”  ~Raising Teens Today

#19  “You are my angel. You remind me of the goodness in this world and inspire me to be the greatest version of myself.”  ~Steve Maraboli

#20  “Never extinguish the fire of feistiness in your daughter’s heart. It may drive you crazy now, but one day they will be the tools she uses to stand up for herself.”  ~Unknown


#21  “A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.”  ~Unknown

#22  “A daughter is God’s way of saying he thought you could use a lifelong friend.”  ~Unknown

#23  “Since the day my daughter was born, she had an opinion. She’s strong and feisty, steadfast and bossy at times. But that’s what I love about her. I don’t want to discipline the spunk out of her or tame her fiery spirit. It’s a gift. I want to teach her when and how to use it so she can carry it with her in her heart and do good in this world.” ~Raising Teens Today


#24  “Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. and may we raise them.”  ~Unknown

#25  “Brave Girl. Whatever dream or wish you hold in your heart, I hope you go for it, brave girl. I hope you believe in yourself with your entire being – and in those moments that you might not, I hope you pretend until you do believe again. I hope you never settle when it comes to your dreams – I hope you always chase them with wild lust and fiery passion. I hope you never let the doubters and the nonbelievers stop you and that you let your obstacles strengthen and humble you. Brave girl, I hope you go for your dreams because they are yours to have.”  ~Walk the Earth

#26  “I constantly go between wanting you to be my baby forever and being excited about all the amazing things you will do in this life.” ~Unknown


#27 “Honey, I’m your mother. It’s my job to strong-arm people into seeing how amazing you are.”  ~Beverly Goldberg From the Goldbergs

#28  “Teach your kids that someone not liking them is not an indication they need to try harder or change who they are to gain approval. It’s not our job to make other people like us. It’s our job to like ourselves.”  ~Christine Derengowski

#29  “She’s stubborn, messy, moody and downright sassy, at times. But when I look in her eyes, I see a beautiful, perfect girl who just needs a little time to grow up… she’s my daughter.”  ~Raising Teens Today


#30  “Beauty isn’t about having a pretty face. It’s about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and a pretty soul.” ~Michael Stutman

#31  “The fairy tales we should tell our daughters should be about strong women with real flaws, immense amounts of courage and incredible qualities. Let us raise girls who don’t just wait to be rescued, but take their destiny into their own hands, pick up swords and weapons of their own and charge to battle dragons and their enemies.”  ~Nikita Gill

#32  “By the time a woman realizes her mother was right, she has a daughter who thinks she’s wrong.” Unknown


#33  “Maybe it’s just a daughter’s job to piss off her mother.”  ~Chuck Palahniuk

#34 ” I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind learning.”  ~Amy Poehler

#35  “One day… You’re braiding her hair, watching her twirl to her favorite song or pushing her on the swing at the park and she looks up at you with a smile that melts your heart. And you think to yourself, It doesn’t get any better than this. But it does, because she grows up to be an amazing friend and an amazing young woman whose smile still melts your heart.”  ~Unknown


#36  “A mother teaches her daughter how to feel about herself, about handling pressure, about relishing life’s joys and conquering fears.” ~Melissa Harrison

#37  “Angels are often disguised as daughters.”  ~Unknown

#38  “I hope one day my kids look back and realize how hard I tried… When I was busy, I found the time. When I was exhausted, I found the energy. When I lost my patience, I apologized. When they needed me, I was there. I loved them hard every single day. I wasn’t perfect. I made mistakes. But I gave it my all every day… to be better for them.” ~Raising Teens Today


#39  ” A Mother and daughter are never truly part, maybe in distance but never in heart.”  ~Unknown

#40  “A mother is the only person in the world, who can turn a daughter’s worries and fears into happiness.”  ~Unknown

#41 “The sound of her giggling when she’s on the phone with her friends, when she asks you to drive her and her friends to the mall, when she sings her favorite song at the top of her lungs and surprises you with a long hug you needed far more than she did — remember, one day, you’re going to look back and realize these were the most precious memories of all.” ~Raising Teens Today


#42  “Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.” ~Bethany Hamilton

#43  “All I know is that I carried you for nine months. I fed you, I clothed you, and I paid for your college education. Friending me on Facebook seems like a small thing to ask in return.”  ~Jodi Picoult

#44  “The older you get the more you realize your mom is your best friend in life.”  ~Raising Teens Today


#45  “Mothers and daughters are closest when daughters become mothers.” ~Unknown

#46  “I tell my daughter every morning. ‘Now what are the two most important parts of you?’ And she says, ‘My head and my heart.'” ~Viola Davis

#47  “Before I had teenagers, I worried how I’d get through the crazy, unpredictable, hormonal years with my kids. But now that I’m here, there’s only one thing I know for sure. You have to love them hard. On their good days, their bad days, and every day in between. And, when it gets really hard, you have to love them even harder…”  ~Raising Teens Today


#48  “A daughter is a treasure and a cause of sleeplessness.”  ~Ben Sirach

#49  “You have today with your kids. Forgive them freely, love them fiercely and hug them tightly. Tomorrow is never promised.” ~Raising Teens Today

#50  “Make your daughter so capable that you don’t have to worry about who will marry her. Instead of saving money for her wedding day, spend it well on her education. Instead of preparing her for marriage, prepare her for herself. Teach her self-love and confidence.”  ~Komal Shahid


#51 “I secretly enjoy it when my daughter is defiant because I love to see her fighting spirit. But then… I put her in her place because there’s only room for one sheriff in this town.”  ~Unknown

#52  “If I could give my daughter three things, it would be the confidence to always know her self-worth, the strength to chase her dreams, and the ability to know how truly, deeply loved she is.”  ~Parenting Teens and Tweens

#53  “The mother-daughter connection is the most complicated of all. You argue, you make up, you laugh, you cry. In spite of what you’ve been through and perhaps because of the storms you’ve weathered together, your love grows stronger and steadfast. It is a bond that can never be broken.”  ~Raising Teens Today


#54  “If all girls were taught how to love each other fiercely instead of how to compete with each other and hate their own bodies, what a different and beautiful world we would live in.”  ~Nikita Gill

#55  “One day… you wake up and they’re 13, then 16, then 19. In a blink, it’s a memory and you wish you could go back and change a few things. Don’t wait… make those changes today. Focus on the good. Don’t take it all so personally. Stop being so serious… it’ll be okay. Don’t get caught up in the small stuff. Love ’em hard every single day.”  ~Raising Teens Today


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