Poems About Children Growing Up

Be encouraged by these poems about children growing up. Words that express how fast a child grows and the experiences of growing up. You may also enjoy the quotes about children growing up.

Children grow so fast we must cherish each stage of life we experience with them. The happy times and the times of tears all can bring memories that are dear.

Amazing To See

Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

It is amazing to see
How big they can be
Yesterday so small
Today so tall.

Children grow up so fast
Babies they don't last
The years fly by
It can make you sigh.

But watching them grow
Is like watching a show
The ups and downs
The tears and the clowns.
But no matter what the age
And no matter what the stage
Our love for our child always grows
They will always be our baby you know!

Children Are
Poet: Herbert Hoover

Children are the most wholesome part of the race,
the sweetest, for they are the freshest from the Hand of God.

Whimsical, ingenious, mischievous,
they fill the earth with joy and good humor.

We adults live a life of apprehension to what they think of us;
a life of defense against their terrifying energy;
a life of hard work to live up to their great expectations.

We put them to bed with a sense of relief -
and greet them in the morning with delight and anticipation.

We envy them the freshness of adventure and the discovery of life.
In all these ways, children add to the wonder of being alive.

Story Telling
Poet: Edgar Guest

Most every night when they're in bed,
And both their little prayers have said,
They shout for me to come upstairs
And tell them tales of gypsies bold,
And eagles with the claws that hold
A baby's weight, and fairy sprites
That roam the woods on starry nights.

And I must illustrate these tales,
Must imitate the northern gales
That toss the native man's canoe,
And show the way he paddles, too.
If in the story comes a bear,
I have to pause and sniff the air
And show the way he climbs the trees
To steal the honey from the bees.

And then I buzz like angry bees
And sting him on his nose and knees
And howl in pain, till mother cries:
"That pair will never shut their eyes,
While all that noise up there you make;
You're simply keeping them awake."
And then they whisper: "Just one more,"
And once again I'm forced to roar.

New stories every night they ask.
And that is not an easy task;
I have to be so many things,
The frog that croaks, the lark that sings,
The cunning fox, the frightened hen;
But just last night they stumped me, when
They wanted me to twist and squirm
And imitate an angle worm.

At last they tumble off to sleep,
And softly from their room I creep
And brush and comb the shock of hair
I tossed about to be a bear.
Then mother says: "Well, I should say
You're just as much a child as they."
But you can bet I'll not resign
That story telling job of mine.

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Quotes about Children Growing Up:

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Your child changes your world, but your child may change the world.
Catherine Pulsifer
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Don’t try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.
Russell Baker
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Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.
Carl Jung
Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Faith in Jesus is the most important event in the history of a child’s life.
Elizabeth George, A Mom After God's Own Heart Growth and Study Guide
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Children bring a sense of excitement and wonder to life.
Kate Summers
Short Quotes

The bond of growing up together (brothers and sisters) brings them closer as they get older.
Catherine Pulsifer
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My sister I have fond memories of us growing up together - hating and loving each other at the same time.
K. Cherton

Our goal for our families was just this: to let our kids fly, to watch them explore the world on their own, and at the same time to remain close.
Lisa Heffernan, Grown and Flown
Short Family Quotes

But one thing I know for sure, is I am growing up. My life is about to change in a big way, and I can’t wait to see it closeup.
Julie Hebert, Graduation Means To Me ...
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The greatest gift you can give to your children and your grandchildren is to tend to your own emotional health and healing.
Laura Montane Bailey LMFT, Courageous Love
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Do not expect too much from your child and she will grow in your love... But if you push her too much, you will push her away.
Jane Yolen, Sister Light, Sister Dark
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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
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Children bring smiles and joy
At Christmas, they love their toys
But the love they share
It makes us all care.
Samuel Peters
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We hope the words here express thoughts of the years of growing that each child experiences. For sure, children grow too fast! Be inspired to enjoy the years with your children.

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