quotations about kids
I learn things from my kids constantly. Most of their knowledge comes from Snapple caps.
JIMMY KIMMEL, TV Guide
Kids are like a wrecking crew. But messier. And louder.
BETH ANDREWS, Charming the Firefighter
Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.
YODA, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
GARRISON KEILLOR, Leaving Home
Children's games are hardly games. Children are never more serious than when they play.
Kids ... can get to the point where they feel peer pressure that isn't even there simply because of how they see themselves.
WALT MUELLER, Understanding Today's Youth Culture
You know, once you give birth, once you have kids, you realize what's important in life, and you realize it's really not difficult to be a good person. And so when people aren't good around me, I tend to move away from that. There are so many good people in the world, and you want to surround your children with that.
Kids are like sponges. They imitate the parents talking and actions. That is how they learn. That's who they become.
PETYA BANKOV, Make Our Kids Happy
Sometimes, you have to take a risk to give your kids what you want to give them.
NOEL EDMONDS, Deal or No Deal, November 5, 2008
In reality, most kids are like we were at their ages. They want the same things we wanted: friends, validation from people they care about, and room to explore who they are and try different roles. They are making many of the same mistakes we made and celebrating the same kinds of successes we honored. What's different is the world they must navigate throughout this process.
SUSAN BROOKS-YOUNG, Teaching With the Tools Kids Really Use
Most parents realize there are truths that their kids aren't telling them. Not knowing can be frustrating. The only way to excavate those private truths is to be patient with your kids and truly listen.
MICHAEL PRITCHARD, Listen to What Your Kids Aren't Telling You
For some of us, our kids aren't quite like we imagined. Their temperament is a blend of both Dad and Mom, and we're not quite sure how to manage that. As they get older, we realize they don't have the interests we thought they would have or that we wanted them to have. Their talents are different from ours. They don't like the same things we like. They struggle in ways we don't understand. They don't make the decisions we'd make. Sometimes they don't make good decisions at all!
JILL SAVAGE & KATHY KOCH, No More Perfect Kids: Love Your Kids for Who They Are
Kids are like plants: some are like cactuses and need little water but lots of sunshine, others are like African violets and need diffuse light and moist soil, and still others are like tomatoes and will truly excel if you give them a little fertilizer.
BRIAN W. FITZPATRICK, Team Geek
If you could meet your grandkids as elderly citizens in the year 2100 ... you would view them as being, basically, Greek gods ... that's where we're headed.
MICHIO KAKU, "Captain Michio and the World of Tomorrow", The Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2012
Kids are like chameleons. When I cried, they cried. When I laughed, they laughed. If I was worked up, they could sense it, and it affected them.
KRISTEN NOEL, The Secret Life of an Anorexic
Kids are like sponges. There's no way around it. What you do, say, or show them will have an impact on their future.
SALLY BJORNSEN, The Single Girl's Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-wife
We allowed it to happen. Our kids didn't become a mess overnight. The crisis sneaked up on us because we turned a blind eye to it and ignored it and pretended it wasn't true. Because admitting it was true would mean we would have to actually deal with it and sadly, people don't ever really want to deal with their problems.
LARRY WINGET, Your Kids Are Your Own Fault
So the kids are a bit of a challenge, but that's alright isn't it? That's what kids are meant to be.
DAVID NICHOLLS, One Day
Not having kids is saying one big no. No to the same thing over and over and over. So that you can say yes to everything else. Having kids is saying one big yes so that you can say a million little nos in the hopes that you might end up with a child who is alive and has a good conscience and boundaries and plan for living without being too afraid. I picked one big no and a million little yeses. I didn't want to say no all the time. I'm already such a negative person. Cheerful, but negative.
BETH LAPIDES, "Not's Landing", No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood
I love kids, don't get me wrong--I have a ton of nieces and nephews and they're fabulous. But they go home at night, you know?
DOROTHEA BENTON FRANK, Isle of Palms