This post offers 26 best quotes about parenting teenagers.
If you’re the parent of a teenager, then you know. Raising teenagers is exciting and exhausting, fun and frustrating, amazing and agonizing – let’s just say it has its fair share of highs and lows!
To offer a few laughs and help keep this crazy, tumultuous journey in perspective, we’ve rounded up 26 of the absolute best quotes about parenting teenagers that pretty much sums up what it’s like to raise teens.
Welcome to parenthood. Hope you like hearing “There’s Nothing to Eat!” right after you just spent your life savings at the grocery store. Sarcastic Mommy
I thought I used to “worry” a lot when my kids were little. Then I had teenagers. You know what I would give right now to worry about sippy cups and naptime? EVERYTHING. 4Boys Mother
If you look hard enough you might just see the toddler in your teen. Maybe it’s the way they watch a scary movie with their mouth slightly open, the way they brush their hair away from their face, how they have to wear their favorite fuzzy socks on a cold winter night or how, even now, they sleep with one hand tucked under their chin the way they did when they were little. Our kids might not be little anymore, but the toddler in them lies just below the surface.
The scariest part of raising teenagers is remembering the stupid things you did as a teenager. Playdates on Fridays
If parenthood has taught me one thing it’s that it is possible for a kid to shower for 40 minutes without actually getting clean. Let Me Start By Saying Blog
I never really appreciated just how annoying I was until I gave birth to mini versions of myself and started arguing with them when they became teenagers.
Raising a teenager is hard… But, being a teenager is hard, too, which is why our kids need someone they trust to lean on, to come to for advice, and to share their lives – the good, the bad and the ugly. Having a front row seat in our kids’ lives is a far better place to be than sitting on the highest bleacher.
The funny thing about kids is, they are the reason we lose it and the reason we hold it together. (Source: unknown)
I know I’m supposed to be preparing my teenager for life and all, but it’s hard when they already know everything… Playdates on Fridays
As a mom of teenagers sometimes all I need is a hug and someone to tell me everything is going to be ok. Oh, and a million dollars, a week in the Bahamas and a bottle of wine would be nice too…
If you want to get closer to God drive in the passenger seat with a teenage driver. You’ll be reciting prayers you haven’t said in years.
I don’t just want to get through the teenage years. I want to cherish these years when my children are still living under my roof and sleeping in their beds and eating my food. I want to store up memories. I want to see stories come full circle. I want to have deep conversations. I want to honor big moments. I want to appreciate ordinary days. I want to celebrate accomplishments no one else sees. I want to look back with gratitude and forward with hope. I want to know I did not take the gift of these years for granted. Because the love I have for my teens is not something I have to get through; it’s something I’m holding onto. Guilty Chocoholic Mama
When your child is little, all you want is for them to play alone in their room for an hour so you can have some peace and quiet. Then they become teenagers, and all you want is for them to come out of their room for an hour and actually talk to you. I Might Be Funny
I love being a parent of teenagers. I mean, yes, there’s the hormones, the skin problems, the bad hair days, the crying, the mood swings. But enough about me. My kids are great.
I thought raising teenagers would be like those goofy old Brady Bunch episodes about curfews, acne and dating. It’s not. It’s more like Survivor meets Dateline – hang in there and don’t murder anyone. 4Boys Mother
Sometimes my children think I’m getting on their back. What they don’t realize is that oftentimes I’m the only one who has their back.
What it’s like to have a conversation with a teenager: Parent: “Have a nice day!” Teenager: “Don’t tell me how to live my life!” Her View From Home
As kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.
I’ll see your toddler tantrum and raise you a teen that just had their phone taken away. Mommy Needs a Life
Being a mom of a teenager means a lot of forgiveness, a lot of grace, a lot of grit and love that is both powerful and unconditional. But what a blessing it is to raise these teenagers and have a front row seat on this wild ride. Faith Love and Chaos.
Hey teens! If you think you’re angry now, just wait until you have to spend your own money on toilet paper. (Source: unknown)
You know you’re the parent of a teenager if they won’t answer any of your calls, but they will call you 27 times in a row until you answer.
Raising teens makes you regret all the time you wasted worrying about things like sippy cups and how much your kid pooped. Playdates on Fridays
You will teach them to fly, but they will not fly your flight. You will teach them to dream, but they will not dream your dream. You will teach them to live, but they will not live your life. Nevertheless, in every flight, in every life, in every dream, the print of the way you taught them will remain.
No need to worry about your teenagers when they’re not at home. A national survey revealed that they all go to the same place – ‘out’ – and they all do the same thing – ‘nothing.'”
When your children are teenagers it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.