Inside: 73 Wild Child Quotes for Mom

If you’re a parent, you know the scenario…you’re tired, your kid is tired and you have to go to the grocery store. You know it’s a bad idea going in, but you hope they can last through check out. What usually ends up happening is you carrying your screaming son or daughter football style to the car while strangers stare and whisper.

Pre-kids, you probably judged these parents… until it happened to you! Yes, kids have wild spirits.

They are spontaneous and moody. But, then they hug you or sing you a song, and the wild moments melt away.

Moms, you’re not alone when you think you must have the wildest child on earth. Let these Wild Child Quotes comfort you that a lot of us parents are walking the same path. May your coffee and patience be stronger than your children!

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Wild Child Quotes for Mom

1.”Your child is not supposed to be who you envisioned them to be. Your child is supposed to be exactly who they are. Our job is to guide them, not change them. Celebrate their authenticity. That’s real love.” -Kristina Kuzmic

2. “From all wild beasts, a child is the most difficult to handle.” -Plato

3. “Children grow up hearing how broken the environment is, how broken beyond repair. Plant strawberries together, make wild medicines, paint the sunrise. Show them proof that for every act of destruction, they can sow a seed, however small, of beauty.” -Nicolette Sowder

4. “give me the wild children / with their bare feet / and sparkling eyes. / the restless, churning climbers. / the wild ones using their outside voices, / singing all the way home.
give me the wonder-filled, glorious mess makers / dreaming of mountains and mud, / aching to run through a field of stars.” -Nicolette Sowder, Wilder Child

5. “Having children is like living in a frat house- nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.” -Ray Romano

6. “Hell hath no fury like a toddler whose sandwich was been cut into squares when they wanted triangles.”

7. “One day I will be thankful that my child is strong-willed, but that will not be today.”

8. “The hardest part of parenting is being fake mad when they do something that is actually hilarious.”

9. “Motherhood is an extreme sport. That’s why we have to wear workout clothes everyday.”

10. “A two-year old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.” —Jerry Seinfeld

11. Those moments you hope your kid’s sass will help them lead a company and not a gang in prison.

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12. To raise a nature-bonded child is to raise a rebel, a dreamer, an innovator… someone who will walk their own verdant, winding path. – Nicolette Sowder

13. Happy birthday to my WILD child 🙂

14. “Once the free spirit has taken hold of a man, there’s no way of getting it out of him.” -Anton Chekhov

15. To the Mama with the “wild child”, I see you.

16. I have the “wild child.” The one who never stops, the one who never listens to no. The one that is LOUD. The one that will say “I’m going to do it anyway” and proceed to do it, when told not to do something.

17. “Keep your kids wild – don’t make them grow up too fast. Let them spend their days in the sunshine using their imagination. They are the change! Those wild children daydreaming in the sunshine will grow into grounded adults with minds and spirits capable of creating a better future.” -Brooke Hampton

18. One day I’ll be thankful that my kid is strong willed but that will not be today, not in this grocery store.

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19. Strong-willed children become adults who change the world as long as we can hang on for the ride and resist the temptation to tame their spirit.

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20. “If you can dance and be free and be embarrassed, you can rule the world.” -Amy Poehler

21. “How wrong we are to ignore our hearts to follow the familiar path.” -Nikki Rowe

22. “I like to be a free spirit. Some don’t like that, but that’s the way I am.” Princess Diana

23. “Like a true Nature’s child, we were born, born to be wild” -Steppenwolf

24. “Be both soft and wild. Just like the moon, or the storm or the sea..”.-Victoria Erickson

25. She’s fire and ice. You’ll fear the cold and crave the burn.

26. She’s a wild one for sure!

27. “My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.” –Rumi

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28. “You can be very wild and still be very wise.” -Yoko Ono

29. Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.

30. Wild hearts can’t be broken.

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31. “Oh, I’m definitely a wild child.” -Naomi Watts.

32. “I hope you laugh without stopping, live with abandon, and love like it’s all there is. Stay wild, my wild, wild child.” -Kenny Chesney

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33. “Go out, go out I beg of you / And taste the beauty of the wild. Behold the miracle of the earth / With all the wonder of a child.” -Edna Jaques

34. “Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…” -Susan Polis Schutz

35. “You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you.” -Isadora Duncan

36. “Release your majestic mind, embrace your untamed inner spirit. Break free from captivity, avoid society… You were born to be free.” -Melanie Muller

37. You have chaos in your soul and lightning in your veins.

38. You, my dear, were made for wild, magical things.

39. “Don’t let the tamed ones tell you how to live.” -Jonny Ox

40. “Relax wild one. It’s not your job to be everything everyone needs, and you don’t have to be impressive to be loved. Stop trying so hard. Just show up… and be real with the world. That is enough.” -Brooke Hampton

41. “Ask her what she craved, and she’d get a little frantic about things like books, the woods, music. Plants and the seasons. Also freedom. Not being bought and sold by some idiot employer, not having the moments of her days valued in fractions of a dollar by somebody other than herself.” -Charles Frazier

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42. “There she goes. How strange she is: my winter child; my changeling. Wild as an armful of birds, she flies everywhere in an instant. There is no keeping her inside, no making her sit quietly. She has never been like other girls, never like other children. Rosette is a force of nature, like the jackdaws that sit on the steeple and laugh, like a fall of unseasonal snow, like the blossom on the wind.” -Joanne Harris

43. “For Kya it was enough to be part of this natural sequence as sure as the tides. Kya was bonded to her planet and its life in a way few people are. Rooted solid in this earth. Born of this mother.” –Delia Owens

44. “Her love is rare but she’ll keep you wild” -Nikki Rowe

45. “Stars get tangled in her hair whenever she plays in the sky.” -Laini Taylor

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46. “Pull back the curtains on regret’s shadow. No need to wish for yesterday, for the free spirited child is still within you, and waiting to play and eager to explore all the possibilities.” -Kemmy Nola

47. “Wild child / You got me coming outta exile / Baby girl, you know I’m liking your style / You’re gonna get my love today, yeah” –Black Keys

48. “She was a wild child; always stomping on eggshells that everyone else tip-toed around.” -Kaitlin Foster

49. She’s a wild butterfly finding her way…just a girl growing her wings.

50. Brave girl, promise me you will not shrink yourself in order to make others comfortable.

51. Love her, but leave her wild.

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52.I am the mother of a strong willed, “wild child”. And I pray that I’m able to guide him, and teach him to use it for good. That he will stand against the crowd or even alone to do the right thing. That he won’t care what people say or think of him for doing the right thing.

53. “There is more to a boy than what his mother sees. There is more to a boy then what his father dreams. Inside every boy lies a heart that beats. And sometimes it screams, refusing to take defeat. And sometimes his father’s dreams aren’t big enough, and sometimes his mother’s vision isn’t long enough. And sometimes the boy has to dream his own dreams and break through the clouds with his own sunbeams.” -Ben Behunin

54. “A mother’s love doesn’t make her son more dependent and timid; it actually makes him stronger and more independent.” -Cheri Fuller

55. “Being a mother to a little boy and helping him discover the world is one of the greatest experiences in a woman’s life, which makes objective goals dull in comparison. The connection between a mother and her son opens the gate to a new world of wonder and love.” -Anonymous

56.  “Let your boys test their wings. They may not be eagles, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t soar free.”- C.J. Milbrandt

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57. “My wild, wild son, run free. Ooh, you’ll know it when you’re where you’re supposed to be.” -Armin van . Buren and Sam Martin

58. “That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, toughen up, this is reality we are living in.” -Lauryn Hill

59. “If you would have your son to walk honorably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them — not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone.” – Anne Bronte

60. ‘Being a boy mom isn’t an easy job, but it is definitely the best job anyone could ever have.’

61. ‘Planes, trains, trucks and toys, there’s nothing quite like little boys.’

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62. Wild spirit, soft heart, sweet soul.

63. All good things are wild and free.

64. You keep me safe, I’ll keep you wild.

65. We are the descendants of the wild women you forgot.

66. She is a wild, tangled forest with temples and treasures concealed within.

67. She may have a wild soul, but she’s a lover of simple things and quiet places.

68. She didn’t just walk on the wild side, she lived there, dancing in the streets and setting fire to the sky. 

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69. “Some days I am more wolf than woman.” -Nikita Gill

70. She stopped trying to tame herself and embraced the wild within her heart.

71. Wildflowers adapt and bloom wherever they want. Be like a wildflower.

72. Let go, run wild with me.

73. “Wild is her style; in life, love and all things free.” -J. Iron Word

The wild child needs patience and time, a nurturing parent and a gentle place to land when the world is rough on them. We hope these quotes inspired you to be a little more patient in the wild child times.