The joys, trials and tribulations of having teenagers

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Little children, headache; big children, heartache.
-Italian Proverb

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.
-Bill Cosby

There are few things more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own.
-Doug Larson

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.
-Barbara Kingsolver

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist after he grows up.
-Pablo Picasso

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
-Erma Bombeck

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

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Hmmm! Teenagers. They think they know everything. You give them an inch, and they swim all over you.
-Sebastian, The Little Mermaid

A baby-sitter is a teenager acting like an adult while the adults are out acting like teenagers.
-Author Unknown

It is one thing to show your child the way, and a harder thing to then stand out of it.
-Robert Brault

Teenagers are people who act like babies if they’re not treated like adults.
-MAD Magazine

Truth for its own sake can be a deadly weapon in family relations. Truth without compassion can destroy love. Some parents try too hard to prove exactly how, where and why they have been right. This approach will bring bitterness and disappointment. When attitudes are hostile, facts are unconvincing.
-Haim Ginott

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Date Created: October 16, 2013 Date Modified: July 3, 2018