Kids Growing Up Sayings and Quotes

Children grow at a rapid pace. One moment they are babes in arms, and the next they are graduating and navigating adulthood on their own. Cherish the moments you have while they’re still young with the list of wise and humorous quotes on kids growing up below.

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

C.S. Lewis

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

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

Stacia Tauscher

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

Angela Schwindt

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

Phyllis Diller

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

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

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

J.M. Barrie

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

Chinese Proverb

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

Colleen Parro

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

Virginia Woolf

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

Lady Bird Johnson

If from infancy you treat children as gods they are liable in adulthood to act as devils.     

P.D. James

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

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

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


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

Kids: They dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music     

William Stafford

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

John J. Plomp

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

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!     


Old enough to see that it's wrong, young enough to do it anyway!     

Abhishek Tiwari

Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.     

Francis Bacon

Give me a child and I'll shape him into anything.     

B. F. Skinner

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.     

Charles Barkley

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

Chuck Connors

I regret not having had more time with my kids when they were growing up.     

Tina Turner