I have seen my kid struggle into

I have seen my kid struggle into the kitchen in the morning with outfits that need only one accessory:  an empty gin bottle.  ~Erma BombeckFCN

You can tell a child is growing

You can tell a child is growing up when he stops asking where he came from and starts refusing to tell where he is going.  ~Author Unknown

In order to know whether a human

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 HolmesCUL

Dont laugh at a youth for his

Don’t laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find a face of his own.  ~Logan Pearsall Smith, "Age and Death," Afterthoughts, 1931WLBUQ

My adolescence progressed normally enough misery to

My adolescence progressed normally:  enough misery to keep the death wish my usual state, an occasional high to keep me from actually taking the gas-pipe.  ~Faye MoskowitzAnd the Bridge Is Love: Life Stories, 1991; CTO

The teenager seems to have replaced the

The teenager seems to have replaced the Communist as the appropriate target for public controversy and foreboding.  ~Edgar Friedenberg, The Vanishing Adolescent

Adolescents are not monsters they just people

Adolescents are not monsters.  They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults in the world, who are probably not so sure themselves.  ~Virginia Satir, The New Peoplemaking, 1988ch20, FW

When buying a used car punch the

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

When i was a boy of fourteen

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.  But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.  ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Mark Twain but no evidence has yet been found for thisquoteinvestigator.com/2010/10/10/twain-father (Thanks, Garson O’Toole!)