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
Jaw-dropping Children Growing Up quotations
Don't just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.
Some problems we share as women, some we do not.
You [white women] fear your children will grow up to join the patriarchy and testify against you; we fear our children will be dragged from a car and shot down in the street, and you will turn your backs on the reasons they are dying.
As a child growing up in a grey-skied Yorkshire village, I would occasionally happen upon a Bollywood movie on the television. After a few minutes watching a bunch of sari-clad dancers cavorting on a Swiss mountain to tuneless music, I would switch over to some proper drama about housing estates and single mothers.
Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.
That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.
Working with UNICEF made me grow up and recognize how fortunate I am.
I wish children could grow according to their natural pace: sleep when sleepy, wake up when rested, eat when hungry, cry when upset, play and explore without being unnecessarily interrupted; in other words, be allowed to grow and blossom as each was meant to.
A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.
The smell of coffee cooking was a reason for growing up, because children were never allowed to have it and nothing haunted the nostrils all the way out to the barn as did the aroma of boiling coffee.
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.
Encourage & support your kids because "Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.
Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance.
I feel like the luckiest child in the world because I got to grow up in Ireland.
In summer is when you really grow up. During the year, I would go back to the States, and all year long really couldn't wait to get back to Ardmore.
The soul is healed by being with children. --Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun;
not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.
My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began; So is it now I am a man; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die! The Child is father of the Man; I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety.
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.
Children who grow up getting nutrition from plant foods rather than meats have a tremendous health advantage. They are less likely to develop weight problems, diabetes, high blood pressure and some forms of cancer
A child can teach an adult three things: To be happy for no reason, to always be curious, to fight tirelessly for something.
I believe in humanity. We are an incredible species. We're still just a child creature, we're still being nasty to each other. And all children go through those phases. We're growing up, we're moving into adolescence now. When we grow up - man, we're going to be something!
When I was a little boy, I told my dad, 'When I grow up, I want to be a musician.' My dad said: 'You can't do both, Son'.
Most people put their childhood away as if it was an old hat.
They forget it as if it was a phone number that does not apply anymore. They think about their life as if it was a salami which they are eating slice by slice and then they become grown-ups, but what are they now? Only those who grow up and still remain children are real human beings.
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
Remember that your ultimate goal is for your children to grow up secure in your love, strong in their faith, and with sound character.
A Message to Children Who Have Read This Book - When you grow up and have children of your own, do please remember something important: a stodgy parent is no fun at all. What a child wants and deserves is a parent who is SPARKY.
I feel ashamed that so many of us cannot imagine a better way to do things than locking children up all day in cells instead of letting them grow up knowing their families, mingling with the world, assuming real obligations, striving to be independent and self-reliant and free.
Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.
Raising children, be aware that the piles and piles of laundry will disappear all too soon and that you will, to your surprise, miss them profoundly.
The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon how our children grow up today.
The U.S. is becoming an increasingly fatherless society. A generation ago, an American child could reasonably expect to grow up with his or her father. Today an American child can reasonably expect not to. Fatherlessness is now approaching a rough parity with fatherhood as a defining feature of American childhood.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be only afraid of standing still.
Where I grew up in Dallas, things might be a little more traditional.
People have the same things in mind. They're supposed to grow up, go to college, get a job, get married, and have children, grandchildren. That's the world I grew up in.
Who wants to die? Everything struggles to live.
Look at that tree growing up there out of that grating. It gets no sun, and water only when it rains. It's growing out of sour earth. And it's strong because its hard struggle to live is making it strong. My children will be strong that way.
Remember, the goal is not to raise great kids; it's to raise kids who become great adults.
Don't regret growing older. It's a privilege denied to many.
Personally, I think that children should be left alone, they should be given an opportunity to grow up, to become aware of themselves and decide themselves who they are: men or women, if they want to have a traditional or homosexual marriage.
All persons who bear the blessed title of parent have the personal responsibility to see that their children are growing up fully appreciative of the rights of God and their fellowmen.
Children do learn what they live. Then they grow up to live what they've learned.
Set a goal so big that you can't achieve it until you grow into the person who can.
When a child is born, I once explained to the kids, some dads lay down bottles of wine for them that will mature when they grow up into ungrateful adults. Instead, what you're going to get from me, as each of you turns sixteen, is a library of the one hundred books that gave me the most pleasure when I was a know-nothing adolescent.
That's why we sail. So our children can grow up and be proud of whom they are. We are healing our souls by reconnecting to our ancestors. As we voyage we are creating new stories within the tradition of the old stories, we are literally creating a new culture out of the old.
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.
Growing up, I saw my dad do charity work for children with health issues.
That had a profound effect on me.
You will find as the children grow up that as a rule children are a bitter disappointment - their greatest object being to do precisely what their parents do not wish and have anxiously tried to prevent.