Quotes on Empty Nest Syndrome, Parenting, and Teenagers

Adolescence is perhaps nature's way of preparing parents to welcome the empty nest. Karen Savage and Patricia Adams

Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going. Phyllis Diller

When mothers talk about the depression of the empty nest, they're not mourning the passing of all those wet towels on the floor, or the music that numbs your teeth, or even the bottle of capless shampoo dribbling down the shower drain. They're upset because they've gone from supervisor of a child's life to a spectator. It's like being the vice president of the United States. Erma Bombeck

Often stereotypically sandwiched between empty nest syndrome and retirement, rhinoplasty is actually a fluid phase that can occur before, after, or concurrently with any other life stage. Benson Bruno

You see much more of your children after they leave home. Lucille Ball

Raising a kid is part joy and part guerilla warfare. Ed Asner

You know your children have grown up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they are going. Unknown

The young always have the same problem--how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this problem by defying their parents and copying one another. Quentin Crisp

Teenager with nose ring, baggy clothing, and spiked hair to friend: I don't really like dressing like this, but it keeps my parents from dragging me everywhere they go. Unknown

The law of heredity is that all undesirable traits come from the other parent. Unknown

The best time to give advice to your children is while they're still young enough to believe you know what you're talking about. Unknown

Remember the good old days when a juvenile delinquent was a boy who played the saxophone too loud? Unknown

The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is because they share a common enemy. Sam Levenson

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