84 Beautiful Quotes About Kids Growing Up

Childhood is a transitory period of tremendous growth and development that leaves behind a tapestry of treasured memories.

As children grow, they provide a variety of pleasant and sad experiences.

Each stage of their development is fleeting, giving way to the next and it’s critical to grasp these moments, cherishing them before they slip away.

It is our duty as caregivers to establish a setting that stimulates their curiosity and develops their individual interests.

Rather of imposing our own, we should let them to explore make errors and learn at their own speed.


This liberty helps people to forge their own identities, refining talents and hobbies that complement their unique personalities.

We not only foster their development but also contribute to the production of wonderful memories influencing their path towards maturity by taking advantage of this transitory phase.

Best Kids Growing Up Quotes

Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. ~ Lady Bird Johnson.

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. ~ Pablo Picasso.

I was the one in charge of the kids growing up. ~ Robert Rodriguez.


A grownup is a child with layers on. ~ Woody Harrelson.


I was so good at being a kid, and so terrible at being whatever I was now. ~ John Green.

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.

Growing up is hard, love. Otherwise everyone would do it. ~ Kim Harrison.

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


When kids grow up wanting to be you, you matter. ~ Seth Godin

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

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.


They all grow up and leave. ~ Unknown.

Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be. ~ Jennifer Elisabeth.

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

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Famous Kids Growing Up Quotes

She had been a teenager once, and she knew that, despite the apparent contradictions, a person’s teenage years lasted well into their fifties. ~ Derek Landy.


We’ve had bad luck with children; they’ve all grown up. ~ Christopher Morley.

Maturity is when your world opens up and you realize that you are not the center of it. ~ M.J. Croan.

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. ~ C.S. Lewis.

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything. ~ Kurt Vonnegut.


Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional. ~ Cindy Gerard.

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.

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.


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

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.

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

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.


You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once. ~ Polish Proverb.

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.

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


Children sweeten labors, but they make misfortunes more bitter. ~ Francis Bacon.

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.

I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason. ~ Jennifer Elisabeth.

I don’t need anyone else to distract me from myself anymore, like I always thought I would. ~ Charlotte Eriksson.

Motherhood: the days are long, but the years are short. ~ Gretchen Rubin.


Children do learn what they live. Then they grow up to live what they’ve learned. ~ Dorothy Nolte.

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.

Old enough to see that it’s wrong, young enough to do it anyway! ~ Abhishek Tiwari.

I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway… let them be better people, let them believe more in themselves. ~ C. JoyBell C.


They all grow up while we grow old. ~ Unknown.

He nods, as if to acknowledge that endings are almost always a little sad, even when there is something to look forward to on the other side. ~ Emily Giffin.

Top Kids Growing Up Quotes

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.

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.


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

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.

Growing up is such a barbarous business, full of inconvenience and pimples. ~ J.M. Barrie.

One of the oddest things about being grown-up was looking back at something you thought you knew and finding out the truth of it was completely different from what you had always believed. ~ Patricia Briggs.

He was painfully shy, which, as is often the manner of the painfully shy, he overcompensated for by being too loud at the wrong times. ~ Neil Gaiman.


Give me a child and I’ll shape him into anything. ~ B. F. Skinner.

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

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.

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! ~ Unknown.

Kids think with their brains cracked wide open; becoming an adult, I’ve decided, is only a slow sewing shut. ~ Jodi Picoult.


Don’t try to make me grow up before my time. ~ Louisa May Alcott.

If you didn’t grow up like I did then you don’t know, and if you don’t know it’s probably better you don’t judge. ~ Junot Diaz.

I wanna see them grow up into respectable citizens of Marley. ~ Unknown.

Inspirational Kids Growing Up Quotes

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.

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.


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

You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers. ~ John J. Plomp.

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

I met a boy whose eyes showed me that the past, present and future were all the same thing. ~ Jennifer Elisabeth.

Cherish your children… for they are the footprints you will leave behind. ~ Taylor Evan Fulks.


If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent. ~ Bette Davis.

There are only 940 Saturdays between a child’s birth and her leaving for college. ~ Harley Rotbart.

Short Kids Growing Up Quotes

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

He was special because he was born into this world and he became a beautiful human being. ~ Unknown.

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


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

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.

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

It’s hard at times, but it makes a kid strong in ways that most people can’t understand. Teaches them that even though people are left behind, new ones will inevitably take their place; that every place has something good – and bad – to offer. It makes a kid grow up fast. ~ Nicholas Sparks.


Those little feet, won’t be little forever. ~ Ashlee Edens.

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.

“Oh”, she thought, “how horrible it is that people have to grow up-and marry-and change! ~ L.M. Montgomery.

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.


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

There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming. Don’t lose yourself at happy hour, but don’t lose yourself on the corporate ladder, either. ~ Shauna Niequist.

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

Growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change. ~ Cassandra Clare.


Children need models rather than critics. ~ Joseph Joubert.

I think the arts are very important for children growing up. ~ Stephen Schwartz.

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. ~ Dr. Seuss.

Kids: They dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music. ~ William Stafford.

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.

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