210 Heartfelt Quotes About Children Growing Up To Help You Cherish Every Moment

Last Updated on February 13, 2024

One of my favorite poems is one by the famous Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas. The name of the poem is Fern Hill. In this poem, Thomas speaks about the wonderful innocence of childhood and mourns the loss of this carefree period of his life.

Childhood is a time when we revel in energy and unbridled enthusiasm for life. We run and jump, we sing and play without a thought about what someone else is thinking.

As we get older that lovely innocence is replaced by a heightened self-awareness. As teens we are self-conscious about everything: how we look, what we say, what we do.

We become super-conscious of all aspects of ourselves and how we are perceived by others.

As adults we love to watch our children play. It brings us joy to see them delighting in play.

Our sense of our own loss of innocence makes us more sensitive to the fleeting nature of that of our children.

Yet, with the loss of innocence and the advance of years comes wisdom and knowledge from experience. 

In this article, I share quotes about growing kids on a number of topics related to children growing up. Please join me.

Quotes For Parents Watching Their Children Growing

Rearing children is bittersweet. We celebrate when they reach milestones but we know that the innocence of childhood will not last.

We often wish we could slow things down and keep them little forever.

Of course, no parent really wants that. We are proud when our children grow into mature, independent people who can thrive in the world.

We feel then that we have been successful as parents.

I have five children and have watched them grow into adulthood. It has not always been easy, as any parent will agree, I’m sure.

The precious but hectic early years when you exist on an astonishingly little amount of sleep. The years when your kids are in oodles of activities and you are running them to practices galore. 

Then the challenging teen years when your kids so desperately want to be independent adults but begrudgingly still need their parents.

We do our best and we love them every step of the way.

Read the list that follows of marvelous quotes about growing kids and cherish the journey of watching our kids grow up.

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40 Quotes For Parents Watching Their Children Growing

1. “You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” — George Bernard Shaw

2. “There is nothing more special than seeing your kids grow up to be the best person they can be.”

3 “No one tells you that the hardest part of motherhood is when your kids grow up.” “You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once.” ― Polish Proverb

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

5. “The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” — Peggy O’Mara

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

7. “The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” — J.D. Salinger

8. “You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” — Franklin P. Jones

9. “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

10. “Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; Now I have six children and no theories.” —John Wilmot

11. “The trick is growing up without growing old.” — Casey Stengel

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

13. “That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, ‘Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you.’ She says, ‘Toughen up; this is reality we are living in.’” — Lauryn Hill

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

15. “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

16. “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

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

18. “I think the actual moment of growing up happens when you stop wanting to grow up and start wishing you were a kid again.”

19. “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

20. “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

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

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

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

24. “Children do learn what they live. Then they grow up to live what they learned.” – Dorothy Nolte

25. “As I learned from growing up, you don’t mess with your grandmother.” — Prince William

“As I learned from growing up, you don’t mess with your grandmother.”-Quotes About Children Growing Up

26. “When kids grow up wanting to be you, you matter.” – Seth Godin

27. “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

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

29. “A grownup is a child with layers on.” —Woody Harrelson

30. “You need not be sorry for her. She was one of the kind that likes to grow up. In the end, she grew up of her own free will a day quicker than the other girls.” — J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

31. “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

32. “They’re all grown-ups now but I still have their sweet voices in my ear, the way they laughed and talked…it’s implanted in my memory…I love my kids so much.” —Emelina Fabian Frobel

33. “Growing old is unavoidable, but never growing up is possible. I believe you can retain certain things from your childhood if you protect them — certain traits, certain places where you don’t let the world go.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

34. “You can’t stop your children from growing up, but you can be present so you don’t miss your children growing up.”

35. “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

36. “There are two gifts we should give our children, one is roots the other is wings.”

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

38. “Sometimes we don’t let them go, but that’s what parents are here for to advise and guide because we have wisdom from experience in life you’ll always be our babies to us you all bring us such joy when you smile! God bless our children!” —Marilyn Katz O’Rourke

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

40. “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” ―C.S. Lewis

True Quotes About Growing Kids

I had my children fairly close together – five in eight years. With the first, everything was new and I doted on everything he did, every precious move of his fingers and mouth, every delightful coo and giggle.

As I had more kids, life got a lot busier and the time I was able to give to the first-born, I simply didn’t have for the others.

Something I began to cherish was the time in the middle of the night when I would be up with the baby. It would be just the baby and me in a quiet house.

It was a beautiful time when I reveled in the wonder of the infant in my arms. These moments nourished my soul.

There are many truths about childhood, and the list of quotes about children growing up, which follows reflects a variety of thoughts and reflections.

Enjoy.

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40 True Quotes About Growing Kids

41. “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

42. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” — Margaret Mead

43. “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

44. “Once a mom, always a mom. No matter how grown the kids are, they will always be your precious babies in your eyes!”

45. “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

46. “When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing.” — Tom Robbins

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

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

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

50. “As they get older, our daughters become more and more like us too.” — Amy Newmark

“As they get older, our daughters become more and more like us too.”-Quotes About Children Growing Up

51. “All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.” —Erma Bombeck

52. “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

53. “Children are like wet cement whatever falls on them makes an impression.” —Haim Ginott

54. “It happens before you know it, the handprints become higher and higher, and then they disappear.”

55. “Hold on to the tiny moments and cherish the little snuggles… They grow up so fast!”

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

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

58. “A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.” —Chinese Proverb

59. “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

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

61. “Growing up is losing some illusions in order to acquire others.” — Virginia Woolf

62. “The older I get, the more I see the power of that young woman, my mother.” — Sharon Olds

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

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

65. “Remember, the goal is not to raise great kids; it’s to raise kids who become great adults.” ― Andy Andrews

66. “Raising a daughter is like growing a flower. You give it your best. If you’ve done your job well, she blooms. And after that, she leaves.” — Unknown

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

68. “Growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change.” — Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

69. “Children are like wet cement whatever falls on them makes an impression.” —Haim Ginott

70. “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” —Igacio Estrada

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

72. “Sometimes, we’re so concerned about giving our children what we never had growing up, we neglect to give them what we did have growing up.” ―James C. Dobson

73. “The final stage of wisdom is becoming a kid again.” — Maxime Lagacé

74. “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

75. “As long as you’re green, you’re growing. As soon as you’re ripe, you start to rot.” — Ray Kroc

“As long as you’re green, you’re growing. As soon as you’re ripe, you start to rot.”-Quotes About Children Growing Up

76. “If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I’ll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!” —J.M. Barrie

77. “There are only 940 Saturdays between a child’s birth and her leaving for college.” ―Harley Rotbart

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

79. “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

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

Inspirational Quotes About Kids’ Growth

Children are inspiring in and of themselves. As someone who has worked with kids for more than thirty years, I know how they can give us energy and positivity about life.

Something I love is when a student I taught as a child comes back to visit me as an adult. It is marvelous to see the person they have become.

My own children give me great inspiration as well. Growing up is not an easy thing to do and as parents we have the responsibility to give our kids all the help we can to make the journey to adulthood successful.

Just don’t smother your kids! Inspire them to be their own human being with the confidence to try new things and make mistakes. 

It is, afterall, through our mistakes that we learn.

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40 Inspirational Quotes About Kids Growth

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

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

83. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” — E.E. Cummings

84. “Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” —Lady Bird Johnson

85. “There are only 940 saturdays between a child’s birth and her leaving for college.”

86. “You know who’s going to build that better world? It’s the youth. Children will do things that are now considered impossible.” —Kacey McCallister

87. “Children make your life important.” — Erma Bombeck

88. “The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” — Peggy O’Mara

89. 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

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

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

92. “Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become.” — Brooke Hampton

93. “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

94. “The empty nest comes quickly. Do not squander your most precious privilege of participating in the lives of your children.”

95. “I’ve screwed everything up royally. I remember you saying that growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change.” ― Cassandra Clare

96. “Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become.” — Brooke Hampton

97. “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

98. “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

99. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” — Margaret Mead

100. “Becoming a mom to me means that you have accepted that for the next 16 years of your life, you will have a sticky purse.” — Nia Vardalos

“Becoming a mom to me means that you have accepted that for the next 16 years of your life, you will have a sticky purse.”

101. “We’ve had bad luck with children; they’ve all grown up.” — Christopher Morley

102. “Not every child will become a lawyer or a doctor. Teach your kids that it is okay to work with your hands and build cool stuff.” —Mike Rowe

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

104. “The years will rush by, and one day you will be watching your son as a man and feeling incredibly proud that he is caring, safe, making a contribution, and hopefully going far beyond you in the scope of his life.” — Steve Biddulph

105. “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

106. “When we give children advice or instant solutions, we deprive them of the experience that comes from wrestling with their own problems.” —Adele Faber

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

108. “Children need models rather than critics.” —Joseph Joubert

109. “I hope that my daughter grows up empowered and doesn’t define herself by the way she looks but by qualities that make her an intelligent, strong, and responsible woman.” — Isaiah Mustafa

110. “Remember, the goal is not to raise great kids; it’s to raise kids who become great adults.” ―Andy Andrews

111. “We’ve had bad luck with children; they’ve all grown up.” —Christopher Morley

112. “I would have given anything to keep her little. They outgrow us so much faster than we outgrow them. Brian Fitzgerald, talking about his children.” ― Jodi Picoult

113. “When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing.” — Tom Robbins

114. “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

115. “Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.” — Tom Stoppard

116. “Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love.” ―Zig Ziglar

117. “Even though your child is beginning to look and act more and more like an adult, he still desperately needs your love, nurturing, and support.” —Gina Panettieri

118. “Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.” — Maya Angelou

119. “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” ―C.S. Lewis

120. “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.” — Allie Condie, Matched

Sensible Quotes For Parents About Child Growth

“Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become.” Brook Hampton

This is just one of the quotes in the list for this section which contains messages to help you as a parent in how to rear your children.

Barbara Coloroso, a world-famous author and expert on child-rearing, provides a clear and simple message for parents.

I tried to rear my kids according to some of her principles. I always thought before I said no. Was this something I really needed to say no to? If it was, I needed to stick to it.

I tried to let my kids make mistakes and make messes and let them know that this was just part of life.

If they spilled something, they cleaned it up, but it wasn’t the end of the world. No need to yell and make a big deal about it.

There are many other words of wisdom when it comes to child-rearing. Check out the list quotes below.

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40 Sensible Quotes For Parents About Children Growth

121. “The more solid, sensible, common-sense, loving steps we take, the greater the chances of helping our children become the kind of children we want them to be and wish we had been when we were growing up.” — Zig Ziglar

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

123. “All kids need a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them.” — Magic Johnson

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

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

"That’s the trick of growing up. Nothing stays the same…You see the faults in everything. Including yourself.”

126. “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

127. “You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once.” ― Polish Proverb

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

129. “Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” —John F. Kennedy

130. “Sometimes, we’re so concerned about giving our children what we never had growing up, we neglect to give them what we did have growing up.” ―James C. Dobson

131. “A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to.” — Robert Brault

132. “Growing up is losing some illusions, to acquire others.” — Virginia Woolf

133. “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

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

135. “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

136. “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

137. “Motherhood: the days are long, but the years are short.” – Gretchen Rubin

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

139. “We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.” —Phyllis Diller

140. “Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” —Charles R. Swindoll

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

142. “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

143. “Not every child will become a lawyer or a doctor. Teach your kids that it is okay to work with your hands and build cool stuff.” —Mike Rowe

144. “Kids are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate.” — Anonymous

145. “Those little feet won’t be little forever.” — Ashlee Edens

146. “Sometimes we don’t let them go, but that’s what parents are here for to advise and guide because we have wisdom from experience in life you’ll always be our babies to us you all bring us such joy when you smile! God bless our children!” —Marilyn Katz O’Rourke

147. “The sacrifices we make today give our kids a better tomorrow.” — Anonymous

148. “’Oh,’ she thought, ‘How horrible it is that people have to grow up and marry and change!’” — L.M. Montgomery

149. “It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower or vacuum cleaner.” — Ben Bergor

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

"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory." -Quotes About Children Growing Up

151. “Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they find?” — Samuel Johnson

152. “‘I don’t want to be a man,’ said Jace. ‘I want to be an angst-ridden teenager who can’t confront his own inner demons and takes it out verbally on other people instead.’ ‘Well,’ said Luke, ‘you’re doing a fantastic job.’” — Cassandra Clare

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

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

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

156. “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

157. “Those little feet, won’t be little forever.” ― Ashlee Edens “When kids grow up wanting to be you, you matter.” ― Seth Godin

158. “No one tells you that the hardest part of motherhood is when your kids grow up.” ―Anonymous

159. “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

160. “Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” — Lady Bird Johnson

Thoughtful Quotes About Kids Growing Fast

At the time, when you are getting up two or three times a night and you feel like you can’t change one more dirty diaper you may wish your baby would speed through their infancy.

Take it from the voice of experience, you will want those days back. The fact is that time goes by so quickly.

We are so busy we often don’t have the luxury of really valuing the moments we are in.

If you can live more in the moment and take time to see the wonder and delight in the things your kids do, you will be glad forever that you did.

This quotes from the list, below, says it so well:

“A day with your kids, no matter how big or small they are, heals your soul.” — Anonymous

Enjoy the other quotes about children growing up that follow and let them remind you of the importance of these childhood years and the relationship between you and your children.

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50 Thoughtful Quotes About Kids Growing Fast

161. “Initially I started in theatre as a Shakespearean actress before film and television. I’ve always been an artistic child growing up and I knew I wanted to act for as long as I can remember.” ― Lorraine Toussaint

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

163. “Growing older is not upsetting; being perceived as old is.” — Kenny Rogers

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

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

166. “Children who grow up with plenty can learn to give, just as children who grow up receiving love can learn to express it.” — Fred Rogers

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

168. “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

169. “While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.” — Angela Schwindt

170. “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

171. “Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process.” — John F. Kennedy

172. “Cherish your children… for they are the footprints you will leave behind.” ―Taylor Evan Fulks

173. “Hold on to the tiny moments and cherish the little snuggles… They grow up so fast!”

174. “When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing.” — Tom Robbins

175. “A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.” — Unknown

“A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart.”-Quotes About Children Growing Up

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

177. “Growing up, we are told many things; one being, you can do anything. But somewhere between child and adult, things change.” — Julie Hebert, Why Not You

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

179. “You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” — Franklin P. Jones

180. “A day with your kids, no matter how big or small they are, heals your soul.” — Anonymous

181. “If growing up means it would be beneath my dignity to climb a tree, I’ll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! Not me!” — J.M. Barrie

182. “Yet, now in my arms, I was holding a helpless baby boy who would grow into a man. I cannot imagine that soft little face one day having whiskers.” — Rhonda Stoppe

183. “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

184. “It’s about a girl who is on the cusp of becoming someone. A girl who may not know what she wants right now, and she may not know who she is right now, but who deserves the chance to find out.” — Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

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

186. “My mother… she is beautiful, softened at the edges, and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” — Jodi Picoult

187. “You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” — Irish saying

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

189. “All kids need a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them.” — Magic Johnson

190. “Wasn’t it beautiful when you believed in everything?” — Unknown

191. “The invention of the teenager was a mistake. Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don’t have to pay taxes — naturally, no one wants to live any other way.” — Judith Martin

192. “It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snow-blower or vacuum cleaner.” — Ben Bergor

193. “A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to.” — Robert Brault

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

195. “It takes years to learn the difference between who to let go and who to be patient with. The same way it takes years to know what you deserve and what you don’t. So hang in there — growth and experience come with time.” — R.M. Drake

196. “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

197. “‘Don’t you find it odd,’ she continued, ‘that when you’re a kid, everyone, all the world, encourages you to follow your dreams. But when you’re older, somehow they act offended if you even try.’” — Ethan Hawke, The Hottest State

198. Son, you outgrew my lap, but never my heart.”

199. “While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about.” — Angela Schwindt

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

201. “To be able to watch your children’s children grow up is truly a blessing from above.” ― Byron Pulsifer “You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.” ― John J. Plomp

202. “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

203. “A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” — Dorothy C. Fisher

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

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

206. “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

207. “There are two gifts we should give our children, one is roots the other is wings.”

208. “The greatest gift you can give your kids is your time, your love, and your attention.” — Anonymous

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

210. “Even though your child is beginning to look and act more and more like an adult, he still desperately needs your love, nurturing, and support.” — Gina Panettieri

Frequently Asked Questions

What Themes Do Quotes About Growing Kids Typically Cover?

Quotes about growing kids often cover themes such as innocence, curiosity, learning, resilience, love, and the transformative journey of childhood to adulthood.

How Can I Use Quotes About Growing Kids In Daily Life?

You can use quotes about growing kids as daily reminders of the joy and challenges of parenting. Share them with family and friends, display them in your home, or incorporate them into scrapbooks and journals.

Where Can I Find A Collection Of Quotes About Children Growing Up?

You can find a collection of quotes about children growing up in books, online articles, parenting websites, and social media platforms. Look for reputable sources that curate quotes from diverse perspectives and experiences.

How Do Quotes About Children Growing Up Celebrate The Journey Of Parenthood?

Quotes about children growing up celebrate the journey of parenthood by acknowledging the highs and lows, the laughter and tears, and the unconditional love shared between parents and children. They remind us to embrace each moment and treasure the memories created along the way.

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