We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent.
Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
Teenagers who are never required to vacuum are living in one.
The toddler must say no in order to find out who she is. The adolescent says no to assert who she is not.
The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.
Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.
Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood.
Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure to put aside their authentic selves and to display only a small portion of their gifts.
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.
Adolescence isn’t just about prom or wearing sparkly dresses.
All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away.
You’ve got to grow up sometime.
I have been in teen shows for years, so doing that stuff – kissing – is kind of commonplace and not a big deal. It was way more cool just because it was Meg Ryan.
I think growing up is difficult and it’s a process that I’m always interested in, with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes.
Being a teen is past for me. Worrying about the world and my place in it is not.
If you can get a teen leader in each sector of a student population, you can pull people in. Everybody wants to get involved, but most are too afraid. When they see a person they think is cool leading it, they’re first to join.
The most important role models should and could be parents and teachers. But that said, once you’re a teenager you’ve probably gotten as much of an example from your parents as you’re going to.
The distinction has blurred between young adult and adult books. Some of the teen books have become more sophisticated.