Quotes About Parenting Teens

Quotes tagged as "parenting-teens" (showing 1-30 of 38)
Michael Y. Simon
“Whatever emotional state you’re in while you’re parenting conveys more to your child than the content of what you're doing with them, no matter how perfect your intervention looks "on paper." In other words, to paraphrase Marshall McLuhan, "your emotional state is the message.”
Michael Y. Simon, The Approximate Parent: Discovering the Strategies that Work for Your Teenager

Galit Breen
“As parents we're meant to help each other out and build each other up.”
Galit Breen, Kindness Wins

Galit Breen
“Checking in on what our kids are doing online isn't helicoptering, it's parenting.”
Galit Breen, Kindness Wins

Lailah Gifty Akita
“In the moment of decision, may you hear the voice of the Creator saying, ‘This is right road, travel on it.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

“There will come a time when a person you most likely pushed out through your vagina and nursed from your
nipples, whose bottom you wiped, and whose snot and spit you cleaned up over several sleep-starved years will apprehend you with a mixture of boredom and irritation and say, ‘Get a life, Mum.’
This would be a good time to remember that a) violence never solved anything; b) teenagers don’t have a full brain yet – the prefrontal cortex that controls the ability to make important distinctions, like who controls the pocket money, only kicks in around the age of twenty-four; and c) you are, in fact, the adult.”
Joanne Fedler

Galit Breen
“The absolute best way to raise kind kids, is to be kind parents.”
Galit Breen, Kindness Wins

Beverly K. Bachel
“You’re unstoppable as long as you keep taking the next step.”
Beverly K. Bachel, What Do You Really Want?: How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens

Lailah Gifty Akita
“A child s a special possession from God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“You will need to stay calm as you witness the candy floss in your daughter’s smile harden into brittle bitchiness. You will need to muster a new resolve as your son’s fascination with Pokémon shifts to porn. You will have to recalibrate your mothering instinct to accommodate the notion that not only do your children poop and burp, they also masturbate, drink and smoke. As their bodies, brains and worlds rearrange themselves, you will need to do your own reshuffling. You will come to see that, though you gave them life, they’re the ones who’ve got a life. They’ve got 1700 friends on Facebook. They’ve got YouTube accounts (with hundreds of sub- scribers), endless social arrangements, concerts, Valentine’s Day dances and Halloween parties. What we have – if we’re lucky – is a ‘Thanks for the ride, Mum, don’t call me, I’ll call you,’ as they slam the car door and indicate we can run along now.”
Joanne Fedler

Beverly K. Bachel
“You truly do have the power to reach your goals.”
Beverly K. Bachel, What Do You Really Want?: How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens

Beverly K. Bachel
“There are 1,440 minutes in every day. How are you using yours?”
Beverly K. Bachel, What Do You Really Want?: How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens

Beverly K. Bachel
“Your supporters can help you think in new ways, solve problems, and burst through barriers.”
Beverly K. Bachel, What Do You Really Want?: How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens

Jonathan Harnisch
“There is something about being loved and protected by a parent (or guardian) knowing that I can be loved for who I am, not what I can do, or might one day become. Unfortunately it’s not usually like this in every single situation. From time to time, my parents made mistakes during my childhood. Possibly I was the mistake, or unwanted. But I don’t know. I had every material thing that I could have ever wanted, but there was still something missing, as if I felt distanced from my parents, or misunderstood, in the ways that they treated me. At times, I had felt completely loved and accepted by my parents, but for one reason or another, they were unable to care for me, provide for me, in some ways that would have been very important. Sometimes I feel like I am trying to make up for the experiences in life that were absent when I was a child.”
Jonathan Harnisch, Sex, Drugs, and Schizophrenia

C. Lynn Williams
“What’s More Important: Your Ego or
Hearing Your Child?”
C. Lynn Williams, Trying to Stay Sane While Raising Your Teen

Eve M. Harrell
“The gift of faith given to your children will last longer than any monetary gift.”
Eve M. Harrell, Confessions of a Helicopter Mom

Beverly K. Bachel
“No matter how much (or how little) help someone provides, always say thanks. Thank yous are simple but important.”
Beverly K. Bachel, What Do You Really Want?: How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens

Beverly K. Bachel
“To make your goals savvy, keep them both personal (meaningful to you and aligned with your values) and positive (so you feel good about what you’re trying to accomplish.”
Beverly K. Bachel, What Do You Really Want?: How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens

Beverly K. Bachel
“The biggest regrets people have aren’t about what they did, but what they didn’t do.”
Beverly K. Bachel, What Do You Really Want?: How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens

Beverly K. Bachel
“If all else fails, try to get some sleep…whether you realize it or not, getting enough sleep can make it easier to solve problems, control your emotions, and cope with change.”
Beverly K. Bachel, What Do You Really Want?: How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens

Beverly K. Bachel
“If you can find time for [other] activities, you can make time for your goals.”
Beverly K. Bachel, What Do You Really Want?: How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens

Beverly K. Bachel
“When going for your goals, staying motivated, enthusiastic, and flexible are daily deeds of daring.”
Beverly K. Bachel, What Do You Really Want?: How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens

Beverly K. Bachel
“Attitude plays a bigger role than you may imagine in determining your future success—bigger than talent, money, or popularity.”
Beverly K. Bachel, What Do You Really Want?: How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens

Beverly K. Bachel
“The more often you visualize your success and the more details you envision, the more motivated you’ll feel.”
Beverly K. Bachel, What Do You Really Want?: How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens

Beverly K. Bachel
“It’s up to you to make your dreams real.”
Beverly K. Bachel, What Do You Really Want?: How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens

Galit Breen
“To teach our kids what they need to know online, we have to talk to them off line.”
Galit Breen, Kindness Wins

Kirtida Gautam
“It is no better if your son rapes a woman than when your daughter gets raped. It is equally painful, may be more.

~ Rudransh Kashyap”
Kirtida Gautam, #iAm16iCan

Lailah Gifty Akita
“God's greatest blessing; gift of children.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“When it comes to generating writing material, teenagers are gold. Their world is a narcissistic, anarchic, paranoid hell of anxieties and stresses about how they look; how popular they are or aren’t; and how fast or slowly, big or small their private parts are growing. As an observer, it’s fantastic. Hilarious, at times. Poignant and heartbreaking. It is all the stuff of great human drama because, before your eyes, you get to witness character transformation. Boy grows into man. Girl grows into woman. Writers strain to make this shit up.
But – and here’s the catch – we dare not discuss any of this if we want our kids to trust us or ever talk to us again. And that’s because, lifts and pocket money aside, teenagers crave privacy – the need for which hatches both swiftly and silently while we’re sorting out the laundry. It’s as if they suddenly wake up one day creeped out by the thought of all those years we wiped their butts and helped them put on their undies and they go into lock- down. They smoke us out, put up walls, close their doors, shut down their stories, and waft, earphoned, through our homes in a shroud of hormones and appetite. Their lives – in which, until recently, we participated with Too Much Information and gross oversharing – suddenly become ‘none of our business.”
Joanne Fedler

Shelly Beach
“Give me faith to step aside and let You work, especially in those times when I desire to influence, to persuade, to make my opinion known. Help me to be silent, trusting Your Holy Spirit to be at work in the hearts of those I love. Thank You for never giving up on prodigals, for loving them even more than we as mothers or fathers or brothers or sisters can love them.”
Shelly Beach, Precious Lord, Take My Hand: Meditations for Caregivers

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