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52 Missing Out on Your Child's Life Quotes to Ease the Longing for Family

Titi Dokubo
Dec 13, 2022
10:00 A.M.
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Sometimes as parents, trying to live a balanced life becomes difficult. Work and other daily activities make you miss out on your child's life. Other times, distance takes you away from them. While you try to make up for the lost time, read these 52 missing out on your child's life quotes to ease the longing for family.

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Work, household chores, and social activities often reduce family time. Regardless of age, children must spend quality time with their parents.

These moments spent in the company of parents are essential for children's development. It also makes them feel loved and appreciated while strengthening the bond of trust between a parent and their child.

Some parents have learned to balance their work and home lives, while others get so overwhelmed that they develop the "Parenting Fear of Missing Out."

Parents need to learn how to adjust and balance everything, so they do not fall victim to this fear. However, if you can't help but be absent from your child's life, read these 52 missing out on your child's life quotes, to ease that longing for family time.

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Kate Winslet's quote: "Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears." | Image: AmoDays

Kate Winslet's quote: "Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears." | Image: AmoDays

Notable Missing Out on Your Child's Life Quotes

"I miss my kids sometimes and that can get me down when I've been away working, but then I wake up and recognize how incredibly lucky I am. Spending time being down is less time out there achieving and enjoying." — Sean Combs

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"The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family." — Thomas Jefferson

"Missing someone is part of loving them. Not until you are apart do you realize how much they mean to you." — Nikhil Saluja

"Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts." — Oliver Wendell Holmes

"I would really like to spend more time with the family. Every time I go abroad I miss them all dreadfully." — Jilly Cooper

Sean Combs' quote: "I miss my kids sometimes and that can get me down when I've been away working, but then I wake up and recognize how incredibly lucky I am. Spending time being down is less time out there achieving and enjoying." | Image: AmoDays

Sean Combs' quote: "I miss my kids sometimes and that can get me down when I've been away working, but then I wake up and recognize how incredibly lucky I am. Spending time being down is less time out there achieving and enjoying." | Image: AmoDays

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"You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family." — Anita Baker

"I said to myself, 'I've waited a long time in my life to have a child, and I'm missing it. I want to continue to have a career, but not this way.'" — Karen Allen

"I recognize the amount of time that it takes as a director. I made the choice to stop taking roles outside of L.A. because I didn't want to miss any of my child's life." — Regina King

"You can put miles between you and your family but you carry them with you; you live in a world and a world lives in you." — Frederick Buechner

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"Missing you comes in waves; tonight, I'm drowning." — Chris Young

Anita Baker's quote: "You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family." | Image: AmoDays

Anita Baker's quote: "You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family." | Image: AmoDays

"Missing someone isn't about how long it has been since you've seen them or the amount of time since you've talked. It's about that very moment when you're doing something and wishing they were right there with you." — Dru Edmund Kucherera

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"In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, the bridge to our future." — Alex Haley

"Just because I'm not forever by your side doesn't mean that's not precisely where I want to be." ― Stephanie Laurens

"There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late." — Og Mandino

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage." — Lao Tzu

Alex Haley's quote: "In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, the bridge to our future." | Image: AmoDays

Alex Haley's quote: "In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, the bridge to our future." | Image: AmoDays

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"Fathers, you are the head and strength of the family unit. If you are not in place, there is a weakness in the link." — Anita R. Sneed-Carter

"I didn't like the distance between my family and myself that I was experiencing from having to work all the time." — Mark Ruffalo

"If you are going to tell a story about a child going missing, it's going to have similarities with a child going." — James Nesbitt

Missing Out on Your Child's Life Quotes Related to Homesickness

"My heart is your home, wherever in the world you are—you will always have a place to stay." — K.A. Hill

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"The ache for home lives in all of us. The place where we can go as we are and not be questioned." — Maya Angelou

Anita R. Sneed-Carter's quote: "Fathers, you are the head and strength of the family unit. If you are not in place, there is a weakness in the link." | Image: AmoDays

Anita R. Sneed-Carter's quote: "Fathers, you are the head and strength of the family unit. If you are not in place, there is a weakness in the link." | Image: AmoDays

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"Homesickness is not always a vague, nostalgic, almost beautiful emotion, although that is somehow the way we always seem to picture it in our mind. It can be a terribly keen blade…It can change the way one looks at the world." — Stephen King, "The Body"

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." — A.A. Milne, "Winnie-the-Pooh"

"Home is wherever you leave everything you love and never question that it will be there when you return." — Leo Christopher

"There's no shame in feeling homesick. It means you come from a happy home." — Mrs. Hughes, "Downton Abbey"

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"You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family." — Anita Baker

Leo Christopher's quote: "Home is wherever you leave everything you love and never question that it will be there when you return." | Image: AmoDays

Leo Christopher's quote: "Home is wherever you leave everything you love and never question that it will be there when you return." | Image: AmoDays

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"Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there anymore." — Robin Hobb

"Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving." — Terry Pratchett

"Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was." — Jodi Picoult

"The distance, being far away from your home, from your family, that's not easy. There are times when you say, 'Wow, what a fight, what a battle'." — Rodrigo Santoro

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Oliver Wendell Holmes' quote: "Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts." | Image: AmoDays

Oliver Wendell Holmes' quote: "Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts." | Image: AmoDays

"The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back." — Wendy Wunder

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"The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again." — Charles Dickens

Missing Out on Your Child's Life Quotes Related to Love and Family Relationships

"Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears." — Kate Winslet

"I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)." — E.E. Cummings

"Absence sharpens love; presence strengthens it." — Thomas Fuller

Wendy Wunder's quote: "The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back." | Image: AmoDays

Wendy Wunder's quote: "The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back." | Image: AmoDays

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"Distance means so little when someone means so much." — Tom McNeal

"Distance never separates two hearts that really care." — Cheryl Ott

"I sustain myself with the love of family." — Maya Angelou

"If love cannot stand the test of time, then it has failed the test of love." — Bernard Byer

"In true love, the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged." — Hans Nouwens

Tom McNeal's quote: "Distance means so little when someone means so much." | Image: AmoDays

Tom McNeal's quote: "Distance means so little when someone means so much." | Image: AmoDays

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"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood." — Helen Keller

"Other things may change us, but we start and end with family." — Anthony Brandt

"Our most basic instinct is not for survival but family." — Paul Pall

"People come and go in our lives, but the beauty of life is that our family is always there." — Catherine Pulsifer

"Sometimes things work out differently than you expect, and sometimes that's when the best things happen." — Anne Michaels

Anthony Brandt's quote: "Other things may change us, but we start and end with family." | Image: AmoDays

Anthony Brandt's quote: "Other things may change us, but we start and end with family." | Image: AmoDays

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"A mother discovers that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but of the friendship formed while raising them." — Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"A happy family is but an earlier heaven." — George Bernard Shaw

"Our most basic instinct is not for survival but for family." — Paul Pearsall

"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world." — Agatha Christie

"Missing someone is part of loving them. Not until you are apart do you realize how much they mean to you." — Nikhil Saluja

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez's quote: "A mother discovers that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but of the friendship formed while raising them." | Image: AmoDays

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's quote: "A mother discovers that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but of the friendship formed while raising them." | Image: AmoDays

"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life." — Richard Bach

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"The child supplies the power, but the parents have to do the steering." — Benjamin Spock

"The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other." — Mario Puzo

Richard Bach's quote: "The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life." | Image: AmoDays

Richard Bach's quote: "The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life." | Image: AmoDays

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To not miss out or fear missing out on your child's life, you need to make specific lifestyle changes. Start by getting enough sleep, prioritizing your to-dos, and eliminating and outsourcing some tasks.

In addition, have honest communication with your partner to help make things easier and share some of your responsibilities. Learn to celebrate the little positive things that happen each day.

As you try to create an easier life for yourself and your kids, there are days when you will feel down. On those days, these self-motivation quotes will keep your spirits up.

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