60 Best Quotes About Children Growing Up

60 Amazing Quotes About Kids Growing Up

Time passes by really quickly for parents. Your little bundle of joy has grown up, and you are wondering when the time flew by. The growing years of your child filled with joyous memories are precious. You have captured every moment with your kid in your mind. All the snuggles, laugh, and naughtiness will be cherished forever. However, they are some lows too being a parent. There will be times when you will wonder what to do as a parent or are clueless. But your child will always look towards you for guidance and wisdom. You can rely on quotes about children growing up to inspire your child to be their own person in those times. Growing up quotes capture the essence of being a kid and help the kids to understand their thoughts.

Best Quotes And Sayings That Talk About Kids Growing-Up Too Fast

Adolescence can be a trying time for both kids and parents. Growing up can be especially hard for kids as they may not understand certain things. They may feel anxious, confused or clueless with their changing bodies, thoughts and experiences. In such times quotes about sons and daughters growing up can help them sort out their confusion and inspire them.

Some quotes about watching your child grow up that you can take inspiration from are:

1. “Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.” ― Cindy Gerard

2. “To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.” ― Euripides

3. “I still don’t know what it really means to grow up. However, if I happen to meet you, one day in the future, by then, I want to become someone you can be proud to know.” ― Makoto Shinkai

4. “I think the arts are very important for children growing up.” ― Stephen Schwartz

5. “If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.” ― Bette Davis

6. “Growing up is such a barbarous business, full of inconvenience…and pimples.” ― J.M. Barrie

7. “When kids grow up wanting to be you, you matter.” ― Seth Godin

8. “Growing up is hard, love. Otherwise, everyone would do it.” ― Kim Harrison

9. “Growing up is losing some illusions, to acquire others.” ― Virginia Woolf

10. “I was the one in charge of the kids growing up.” ― Robert Rodriguez

11. “Motherhood: the days are long, but the years are short.” ― Gretchen Rubin

12. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” ― Dr Seuss

13. “Children do learn what they live. Then they grow up to live what they’ve learned.” ― Dorothy Nolte

14. “You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.” ― John J. Plomp

15. “I don’t want my kids growing up believing that there is nothing destructive in the world.” ― Chuck Connors

16. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” ― Pablo Picasso

17. “As your kids grow, they may forget what you said, but won’t forget how you made them feel.” ― Kevin Heath

18. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ― `Robert Brault

19. “To be able to watch your children’s children grow up is truly a blessing from above.” ― Byron Pulsifer

20. “I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.” ― Tina Turner

21. “Remember, the goal is not to raise great kids; its to raise kids who become great adults.” ― Andy Andrews

22. “We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” ― Stacia Tauscher

23. “Divorce is one of the key predictors of poverty for a child growing up in a home that’s broken.” ― Mike Huckabee

24. “Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you; they were born for a different time.” ― Ali ibn Abi Talib

25. “Growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change.” ― Cassandra Clare

26. “One of these days we’re gonna have to grow up, have to get real jobs and be adults, someday, just not today.” ― Kenny Chesney

27. “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” ― Angela Schwindt

28. “There no perfect parents, and there are no perfect children, but there are plenty of perfect moments along the way.” ― Dave Willis

29. “Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shovelling the walk before it stops snowing.” ― Phyllis Diller

30. “Growing up, I was taught that a man has to defend his family. When the wolf is trying to get in, you gotta stand in the doorway.” ― B. B. King

31. “Children are the Shades of both mother and father, whether poor or rich every one had a wonderful creative life growing up with them.” ― Kishore Bansal

32. “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ― Albert Einstein

33. “That’s the trick of growing up. Nothing stays the same…You see the faults in everything. Including yourself.” ― Austin Chant

34. “You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they’re going.” ― P. J. O’Rourke

35. “Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” ― Ally Condie

36. “I wish I could freeze time or go back in time and watch my kids grow up all over again because it is just going by too fast.” ― Robert Rodriguez

37. “You are growing into consciousness, and my wish for you is that you feel no need to constrict yourself to make other people comfortable.” ― Ta-Nehisi Coates

38. “I want my kids to have the things in life that I never had when I was growing up. Things like beards and chest hair.” ― Jarod Kintz

39. “Growing up happens in a heartbeat. One day you’re in diapers; the next day you’re gone. But the memories of childhood stay with you for the long haul.” ― The Wonder Years

40. “It’s much easier to not know things sometimes. Things change and friends leave. And life doesn’t stop for anybody.” ― Stephen Chbosky

41. “We spend the first year of a child’s life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There’s something wrong there.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

42. “When you are growing up, there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you.” ― Keith Richards

43. “I think she is growing up, and so begins to dream dreams, and have hopes and fears and fidgets, without knowing why or being able to explain them.” ― Louisa May Alcott

44. “Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.” ― Roman Payne

45.” When we are children, we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.” ― Patrick Rothfuss

46. “Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow, for babies grow up we’ve learned to our sorrow. So quiet down, cobwebs-dust, go to sleep. I’m rocking my baby, and babies don’t keep!” ― Ruth Hamilton

47. “I don’t want my kids growing up with the image of God that I had – Plato’s white grandfatherly God – because that God is not a very good father. When it comes down to it, you can’t trust him with your kids.” ― William P. Young

48. “It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.” ― Nicholas Sparks

49. “I would have given anything to keep her little. They outgrow us so much faster than we outgrow them.” ― Jodi Picoult

50. “As a child growing up among artists, I learned to think of a picture not as a finished product exposed for the admiration of the virtuosi, but as the visible record, lying about the house, of an attempt to solve a definite problem in painting.” ― Robin G. Collingwood

51. “Growing up is never straight forward. There are moments when everything is fine, and other moments where you realize that there are certain memories that you’ll never get back, and certain people that are going to change, and the hardest part is knowing that there’s nothing you can do except watch them.” ―  Alden Nowlan

52. “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” ― Anne Frank

53. “Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.” ― Horace

54. “Motherhood is an early retirement position. Your children do grow up.” ― Colleen Parro

55. “Old men can make war, but it is children who will make history.” ― Ray Merritt

56. “Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them”― Lady Bird Johnson

57. “If from infancy you treat children as gods, they are liable in adulthood to act as devils.” ―   P.D. James

58. “The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.” ―  Alden Nowlan

59. “Kids: They dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.” ―  William Stafford

60. “Don’t try to make me grow up before my time.” ―  Louisa May Alcott

These growing up quotes are helpful to kids to help them to be their own person. They are helpful for parents, too, to use these wise words to inspire their kids and sort their confusions.

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