Quotes About Teenagers And Parents

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Thisuri Wanniarachchi
“Parents need to realize that the world is getting complicated every second. With new problems, new diseases, new habits. They have to realize the vast probability of their kids being victims of this age, this complicated era. Your kids could be exposed to problems that no kind of therapy can help. Your kids could be brainwashed by themselves to believe in insane theories that drive them crazy. Most kids will go through this stage. The lucky ones will understand. They will grow out of them. The most unlucky ones will live in these problems. Grow in them and never move forward. They will cut themselves, overdose on drugs, take up excessive drinking and smoking, for the slightest problems in their lives.
You can't blame these kids for not being thankful or satisfied with what they have. Their mentality eludes them from the reality.”
Thisuri Wanniarachchi, COLOMBO STREETS

Lidia Yuknavitch
“There's a girl calm people don't know about. It's a girl teen standstill. A motionless peace. It doesn't come from anywhere but inside us, and it only lasts for a few years. It's born from being a not woman yet. It's free flowing and invisible. It's the eye of the violent storm you call my teenage daughter. In this place we are undisturbed by all the moronic things you think about us. Our voices like rain falling. We are serene. Smooth. With more perfect hair and skin than you will ever again know. Daughters of Eve.”
Lidia Yuknavitch, Dora: A Headcase

Fiona Wood
“... you cow,' Estelle added. 'I heard that.' 'Give the woman the geriatric audiology medal,' Estelle said. 'I heard that, too', her mother said, from the other side of the door.”
Fiona Wood, Six Impossible Things

Barbara Coloroso
“From the time he was young, he dressed the way you told him to dress; he acted the way you told him to act; he said the things you told him to say. He's been listening to somebody else tell him what to do... He hasn't changed. He is still listening to somebody else tell him what to do. The problem is, it isn't you any,ore; it's his peers.”
Barbara Coloroso, Kids Are Worth It!: Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline

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

Molly Harper
“I don’t think I like that boy.” He growled, glaring for effect, just in case I hadn’t figured out his oh-so-subtle interpersonal cues.

“He’s a sweet kid,” I insisted, folding the gray blazer over my arm.

“He’s a teenage boy,” Cal said, his dark eyes narrowed. “They’re all sexual deviants under the surface. I should know. I was a teenage boy once.”

“Thousands of years ago,” I countered.

“Times may change, but testosterone does not.”
Molly Harper, The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires

Flynn Meaney
“Let me give you some advice here: People who want to have the sex talk with you will act the same way as people who want to murder you. First they get you in their car, so they're in control and you can't escape. Then they drive you someplace in the middle of nowhere.”
Flynn Meaney, The Boy Recession

Bertrand Russell
“When a child reaches adolescence, there is very apt to be a conflict between parents and child, since the latter considers himself to be by now quite capable of managing his own affairs, while the former are filled with parental solicitude, which is often a disguise for love of power. Parents consider, usually, that the various moral problems which arise in adolescence are peculiarly their province. The opinions they express, however, are so dogmatic that the young seldom confide in them, and usually go their own way in secret.”
Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals

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
“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

danah boyd
“Teen "addiction" to social media is a new extension of typical human engagement. Their use of social media as their primary site of sociality is most often a byproduct of cultural dynamics that have nothing to do with technology, including parental restrictions and highly scheduled lives. Teens turn to, and are obsessed with whichever environment allows them to connect to friends. most teens aren't addicted to social media; if anything, they're addicted to each other.”
danah boyd, It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked 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

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

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

“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

Tiffany Sunday
“What we create online becomes part of our digital DNA, this in turns becomes part of our human DNA.”
Tiffany Sunday, You Posted What!?: How to Help Your Teen Use Social Media to Gain an Advantage for College and Future Employment

Patricia Briggs
“Take it from me, anyone who lives with you is occasionally going to wonder who your liver might taste, and not because they are hungry. It comes with being a teenager - you inspire violence in the hearts of those who love you. It mostly goes away when you hit twenty.”
Patricia Briggs

“I didn’t bring you up to speak as if your mouth were filled with sewage.”
Diane Samuels, Kindertransport: A Drama

Nancy Freund
“You're at a tricky age. Is it your parent's presence or your parent's absence that's more empowering? I'm no expert. I went from catching fireflies at your age to... well, adulthood.”
Nancy Freund, Rapeseed

Nancy Freund
“A boy starts with bravado, and then he grows into real bravery.”
Nancy Freund, Rapeseed

Nancy Freund
“A boy starts with bravado, and then he grows into real bravery." -- Nancy Freund, Rapeseed”
Nancy Freund, Rapeseed

Peter S. Beagle
“She leaned forward and put her arms around me. Sometimes it used to make me prickly when she did that, and I'd turn into a bag of knees and elbows. . .”
Peter S. Beagle, Tamsin

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