Teenagers Growing Up Quotations Most Are Funny While Others Straight to the Heart

  • Little children, headache; big children, heartache.  ~Italian Proverb
  • Adolescence is a period of rapid changes.  Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years.  ~Author Unknown
  • You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was. ~Abraham Lincoln
  • When the boy is growing he has a wolf in his belly.  ~German Proverb
  • Mother Nature is providential.  She gives us twelve years to develop a love for our children before turning them into teenagers.  ~William Galvin
  • Helping your eldest to pick a college is one of the greatest educational experiences of life – for the parents.  Next to trying to pick his bride, it’s the best way to learn that your authority, if not entirely gone, is slipping fast.  ~Sally and James Reston
  • Small children disturb your sleep, big children your life.  ~Yiddish Proverb
  • Why do children want to grow up?  Because they experience their lives as constrained by immaturity and perceive adulthood as a condition of greater freedom and opportunity.  But what is there today, in America, that very poor and very rich adolescents want to do but cannot do?  Not much:  they can “do” drugs, “have” sex, “make” babies, and “get” money (from their parents, crime, or the State).  For such adolescents, adulthood becomes synonymous with responsibility rather than liberty.  Is it any surprise that they remain adolescents?  ~Thomas Szasz
  • The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time.  They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.  ~Quentin Crisp
  • Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.  ~Laurence J. Peter
  • If you want to recapture your youth, just cut off his allowance.  ~Al Bernstein
  • Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.  ~Erma Bombeck
  • When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio.  If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.  ~Larry Lujack
  • Adolescence is perhaps nature’s way of preparing parents to welcome the empty nest.  ~Karen Savage and Patricia Adams, The Good Stepmother
  • The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.  ~Dorothy Parker
  • Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own.  ~Doug Larson
  • Too many of today’s children have straight teeth and crooked morals.  ~Unknown high school principal
  • As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.  ~Fran Lebowitz, Social Studies
  • In order to know whether a human being is young or old, offer it food of different kinds at short intervals.  If young, it will eat anything at any hour of the day or night.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Teenagers complain there’s nothing to do, then stay out all night doing it.  ~Bob Phillips
  • Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.  ~Arnold H. Glasow
  • The average income of the modern teenager is about 2 a.m.  ~Author Unknown
  • It’s difficult to decide whether growing pains are something teenagers have – or are.  ~Author Unknown
  • A baby-sitter is a teenager who gets two dollars an hour to eat five dollars’ worth of your food.  ~Henny Youngman
  • I have seen my kid struggle into the kitchen in the morning with outfits that need only one accessory:  an empty gin bottle.  ~Erma Bombeck

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