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200 Best Quotes About Kids And Children Growing Up Too Fast

1. "Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.” ― Virginia Woolf


2. "When kids grow up wanting to be you, you matter.” ― Seth Godin


3. "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


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


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


6. "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


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


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


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


10. "Sometimes, You will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” ―Dr. Seuss


11. "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


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


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


14. "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


15. "If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” —Ig1acio Estrada


16. "To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.” ― Euripides


17. "To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.” ― Euripides


18. "Children need models rather than critics.” —Joseph Joubert


19. "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


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


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


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


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


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


25. "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


26. "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


27. "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


28. "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


29. "I was the one in charge of the kids growing up.” ― Robert Rodriguez


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


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


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


33. "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


34. "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


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


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


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


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


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


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


41. "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


42. "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


43. "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


44. "In 100 years from now it won’t matter what kind of clothes I wore, the type of car I drove, what house I lived in, or even how much money I had in the bank. But the world may be a little better because of the child I raised.” —Anonymous


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


46. "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


47. "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


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


49. "Dear Mom, You get mad at me for not acting my age, and then start crying because I’m ‘growing up too fast.’ Sincerely, pick one!” —Anonymous


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


51. "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


52. "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


53. "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


54. "Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.” ― Cindy Gerard


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


56. "The funny thing about kids is, they are the reason we lose it and the reason we hold it together.” —Anonymous


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


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


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


60. "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


61. "Adults are just outdated children.” —Dr. Seuss


62. "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


63. "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


64. "Your son will always be your little boy and your daughters will always be your little girls!” —Felicisima Nietes De Jesus


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


66. "Our children are only ever lent to us. We never know just how long we will be able to keep them for. So kiss them, cuddle them, praise them and hold them tightly. But most of all… tell them you love them everyday.”


67. "I am convinced that most people do not grow up…We marry and dare to have children and call that growing up. I think what we do is mostly grow old. We carry accumulation of years in our bodies, and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are innocent and shy as magnolias.” ― Maya Angelou


68. "The final stage of wisdom is becoming a kid again.” —Maxime Lagacé


69. "Growing up is losing some illusions, to acquire others.” ― Virginia Woolf


70. "Age is a necessary but insufficient requirement for growing up. There are immature old people, and there are appropriately mature young people.” —Henry Cloud


71. "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


72. "The great paradox of parenting is that it moves in both slow motion and fast speed.” ―Anonymous


73. "To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.” ―Euripides


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


75. "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


76. "Once a mom, always a mom. No matter how grown the kids are, they will always be your precious babies in your eyes!” —Anonymous


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


78. "Children are our greatest teachers. From them, we can learn some of life’s most valuable qualities; patience, curiosity, kindness, determination, resilience, fearlessness, trust. And most importantly they teach us what it means to love and be loved unconditionally.” —Anonymous


79. "That’s the trick of growing up. Nothing stays the same.” Hook sounded oddly sympathetic.


80. "Those little feet, won’t be little forever.” ―Ashlee Edens


81. "Don’t waste time trying to be the perfect parent or raising perfect kids, instead connect, love, cherish and live the time you have together.”


82. "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


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


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


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


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


87. "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


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


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


90. "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


91. "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


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


93. "When kids grow up wanting to be you, you matter.” ―Seth Godin


94. "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


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


96. "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


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


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


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


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


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


102. "Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.” ―Virginia Woolf


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


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


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


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


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


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


109. "No one tells you that the hardest part of motherhood is when your kids grow up.”


110. "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


111. "Kids are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate.” —Anonymous


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


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


114. "Hold on to the tiny moments and cherish the little snuggles. They grow up so fast!” ―Anonymous


115. "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!” ― Elizabeth


116. "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


117. "Son, you outgrew my lap, but never my heart.”


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


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


120. "Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” —Margaret Mead


121. "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


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


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


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


125. "How amazing it is that children grow up in the blink of an eye!!!”


126. "I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams!” ―David Vitter


127. "The great paradox of parenting is that it moves in both slow motion and fast speed.”


128. "If your days as a mother seem long and mundane, remember that ity is but a short breath before their wings are ready and they take flight.”


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


130. "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


131. "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.” —Kevin from The Wonder Years


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


133. "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


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


135. "The greatest legacy we can leave our kids is happy memories.” —Anonymous


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


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


138. "Son, you outgrew my lap, but never my heart.” —Anonymous


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


140. "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.” —Johnny Depp


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


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


143. "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


144. "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


145. "The empty nest comes quickly. Do not squander your most precious privilege of participating in the lives of your children.” ―Alan Hedquist


146. "That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget.” —Walt Disney


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


148. "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


149. "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


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


151. "Children make your life important.” —Erma Bombeck


152. "Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.” —Jess Lair


153. "Let them be little for they are only little for such a little while.” —Anonymous


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


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


156. "Motherhood: the days are long but the years are short.” ― Gretchen Rubin


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


158. "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


159. "Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.” —Russell Baker


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


161. "Motherhood: the days are long, but the years are short.” ― Gretchen Rubin


162. "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


163. "Children are a great comfort in your old age- and they help you reach it faster too.” —Lionel Kauffman


164. "Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love.” ―Zig Ziglar


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


166. "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


167. "Those little feet, won’t be little forever.” ― Ashlee Edens


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


169. "You won’t remember the way I would hold your little feet in my hands, imagining how much bigger than my own feet they will one day grow, and how I will have to let you go.”


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


171. "Your kids will become who you are; so be who you want them to be.” —Anonymous


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


173. "A grownup is a child with layers on.” —Woody Harrelson


174. "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. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives.” —Mitch Albom


175. "I constantly go between wanting you to stay my little baby forever, and being excited about all of the amazing things you’ll do in this life.” ―Anonymous


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


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


178. "Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.” ―Cindy Gerard


179. "Kids grow really fast, all adults face problem in growing up.”


180. "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


181. "Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.” —Phyllis Diller


182. "When raising a child, you never seem to realize that the little person is growing a little more every day. And one day, you see him as a gentleman and be proud of who you have raised.”


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


184. "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


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


186. "A child seldom needs a good talking to as a good listening to.” —Robert Brault


187. "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


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


189. "The sacrifices we make today give our kids a better tomorrow.” —Anonymous


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


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


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


193. "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


194. "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


195. "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


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


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


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


199. "Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.” —Chili Davis


200. "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

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