• Children enjoy doing donuts for breakfast...teens enjoy doing donuts on people's lawns.
• Children typically have their eyes attached to the television...teens typically have their ears attached to the phone.
• Children scream and fuss when it is time to go to bed...teens scream and fuss when it is time to wake up.
• Children break rules because they "don't know any better"...teens break the rules because "everybody else does."
• Children have heroes that wear capes and perform good deeds...teens have heroes that wear "bling" and perform bad music.
• Children enjoy manipulating play dough...teens enjoy manipulating adults.
• Children are afraid of getting hurt...teens are invincible.
• Children gain knowledge by asking many questions...teens already know everything!
Parenting QuotesHaving children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
-Harry S Truman
Parenthood is a lot easier to get into than out of.
Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.
Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.
The trouble with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are unemployed.
A person soon learns how little he knows when a child begins to ask questions.
-Richard L. Evans
If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
-Edgar W. Howe
By the time I realized my parents were right, I had kids that didn't believe me.
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
I could tell that my parents hated me. My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.
The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children
-Duke of Windsor
Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.
-Laurence J. Peter
Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years.
Teenagers complain there's nothing to do, then stay out all night doing it.
It's difficult to decide whether growing pains are something teenagers have - or are.
A baby-sitter is a teenager acting like an adult while the adults are out acting like teenagers.