Parenting Teens Quotes

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

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

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

Jojo Moyes
“Nobody ever feels they're doing well with teenagers, he said. I think that's kind of the point of them.”
Jojo Moyes, After You

Osho
“No, being concerned is not good, because if you are concerned too much, you will become tense. And if you become tense you cannot help.”
Osho, Beloved of My Heart: A Darshan Diary

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

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

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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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

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
“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

Charlotte Leonetti
“He knocked politely and entered the principal’s office with his dad face in full effect. He put his hand on my shoulder in a way that came off as both stern and proud. He was dad-ing it up for the principal, which I was actually a little grateful for, but it also made me mad.”
Charlotte Leonetti

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

Alex Urbina
“Conscious parenting is not about being perfect, it's about being aware. Aware of what your kids need from you to reach more of their full potential.”
Alex Urbina, The Inspirational Parent: The Magical Ingredients For Effective Parenting

Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi
“The effective criticism is the one that focuses on behavior not on the personality. The difference between both realizes it every rational parent and educator. The directed criticism on the boy’s or on the girl’s personality will burn the space that all the family members stand on.”
Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi

Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi
“What strengthen the bonds between the children and their parents is spreading the fun and humor during family gatherings and times, and enforcing the feeling of every child’s importance to their parents, and giving them the confidence that they will and can face the life without falling in the wrong, sin, or guilt.”
Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi

“It’s not difficult telling enemies from friends.
• Your enemies say, “You don’t need to work hard.” Your friends say, “Always do your best.”
• Your enemies say, “Just quit.” Your friends say, “Never give up.”
• Your enemies say, “No one will ever know.” Your friends say, “Always do the right thing.”
• Your enemies say, “Let’s get high.” Your friends say, “Rest in Peace.”
Tim Heaton, Bless Your Heart, You Freakin' Idiot: Southern Sayings Translated

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

“Sometimes I'm left with the distinct feeling that I am outnumbered by my only child.”
Colleen Ferrary Bader

Frank Sonnenberg
“Saying ‘no’ to your children can be an act of love.”
Frank Sonnenberg, Soul Food: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Katherine Ketcham
“In a parent support group “...This is the miracle. We belong together because we are engaged in the same quest as we search for answers to our most anguished questions. In that journey, we reflect back to each other the meaning of our own experience. In telling the truth about myself, I discover the truth about myself. I have come to know myself in the honest, unashamed, unedited telling of my story. Like the others in the room, I let go of that vision of myself as someone who is holding it all together, who is in control. I let go, though not without some initial concern that I will be found out, that people will hide from me or laugh at me or feel superior to me. But my self-consciousness quickly fades away, because I am no longer lost. I am found. I am found within the circle of others through this community of fellow human beings who are hurting and afraid but fearless when it comes to admitting our need for help and support. This is where we belong, where we “fit” We share our stories, and as we join our stories with others who are on the same journey, we discovered a story that is shared.. We are not alone.”
Katherine Ketcham, The Only Life I Could Save

“Adolescence is a time of self-discovery. But discovery doesn't have to mean defiance.

Teens do need to find out who they want to be, but they should be free to select qualities and values held by their parents as well as those not held by them. In our opinion, reaching adulthood does not require relational tension. Defiance of authority is not a growing pain but a behavioral choice. Rebelling against parents doesn't make you an adult any more than rebelling against a government makes you president.”
Gary Ezzo, On Becoming Teenwise: Building a Relationship That Lasts a Lifetime

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