31 Quotes About Children Growing Up


With so many broken homes and single parent households, it can be difficult for children growing up now a days. These quotes about children growing up help us to reflect upon the struggles and fond memories of a younger time and will encourage us to make those lives as enriching as possible for the next generation.

“A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark”

“Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them”

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

“Doing all the little tricky things it takes to grow up, step by step, into an anxious and unsettling world.”

“Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.”

“Even though you’re growing up, you should never stop having fun.”

“Everyone thinks you make mistakes when you’re young. But I don’t think we make any fewer when we’re grown up”

“Everything I was afraid of when I was growing up, I’ve become. I’ve taken on my nightmares, like the devil and the end of the world, and I’ve become those things.”

“Give me a child and I’ll shape him into anything.”

“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.”

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

“Growing up is hard, love. Otherwise everyone would do it.”

“Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.”

“Growing up is such a barbarous business, full of inconvenience and pimples.”

“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.”

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

“I think it’s important for little girls growing up, and young women, to have one in every walk of life. So from that point of view, I’m proud to be a role model!”

“I think we need to do as much as we can to give back to these young kids growing up. I think we’ve done a pretty decent job so far.”

“If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.”

“Kids are great. That’s one of the best things about our business, all the kids you get to meet. It’s a shame they have to grow up to be regular people and come to the games and call you names.”

“Motherhood is an early retirement position. Your children do grow up.”

“Old enough to see that it’s wrong, young enough to do it anyway.”

“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.”

“Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them – a mother’s approval, a father’s nod – are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. ”

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”

“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.”

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

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

“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.”

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

“You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.”

For some, their childhood can be plagued with trauma and require some time to recover and heal from.

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