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Paula C Lowe :
Who we are has been sidetracked by labels for who we aren't. Phrase names have divided us. Stay-at-home mom, new dad, parent of special needs child, working mother, job sharer, non-custodial parent, single parent, empty nesters, spouse caring for spouse, parent with teens, teenage parent, elder caregiver—these and so many other titles have put us in little niches and kept us thinking that we can't help each other because ... we are so different. But we are not a collection of separate sub-species. We caregivers are more like one another than not, no matter how we spend our days.
[Paula C. Lowe (20th century), U.S. author, family life educator. Care Pooling, ch. 1 (1993).]
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Gerald Weissmann :
Now, it may be stretching an analogy to compare epidemics of cholera—caused by a known agent—with that epidemic of violent crime which is destroying our cities. It is unlikely that our social problems can be traced to a single, clearly defined cause in the sense that a bacterial disease is "caused" by a microbe. But, I daresay, social science is about as advanced in the late twentieth century as bacteriological science was in the mid nineteenth century. Our forerunners knew something about cholera; they sensed that its spread was associated with misdirected sewage, filth, and the influx of alien poor into crowded, urban tenements. And we know something about street crime; nowhere has it been reported that a member of the New York Stock Exchange has robbed a poor, black teenager at the point of a gun. Indeed, I am naively confident that an enlightened social scientist of the next century will be able to point out that we had available to us at least some of the clues to the cause of urban crime.
[Gerald Weissmann (b. 1930), Austrian-born - U.S. medical educator, author. "Cholera at the Harvey," Woods Hole Cantata: Essays on Science and Society, Dodd, Mead (1985).]
John Green :
“When adults say, "Teenagers think they are invincible" with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they dont know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.” , Looking for Alaska
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John Berger :
Every city has a sex and an age which have nothing to do with demography. Rome is feminine. So is Odessa. London is a teenager, an urchin, and, in this, hasn't changed since the time of Dickens. Paris, I believe, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman.
[John Berger (b. 1926), British author, critic. repr. In Keeping a Rendezvous (1992). "Imagine Paris," Harper's (New York, Jan. 1987).]
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Roger Gould :
[As teenager], the trauma of near-misses and almost- consequences usually brings us to our senses. We finally come down someplace between our parents' safety advice, which underestimates our ability, and our own unreasonable disregard for safety, which is our childlike wish for invulnerability. Our definition of acceptable risk becomes a product of our own experience.
[Roger Gould (20th century), U.S. psychotherapist and author. Transformations, sec. 2, ch. 3 (1978).]
Polly Berrien Berends :
Suddenly we have a baby who poops and cries, and we are trying to calm, clean up, and pin things together all at once. Then as fast as we learn to cope—so soon—it is hard to recall why diapers ever seemed so important. The frontiers change, and now perhaps we have a teenager we can't reach.
[Polly Berrien Berends (20th century), U.S. author. Whole Child/Whole Parent, ch. 2 (rev. 1987).]
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Kenneth Langtry :
That's interesting. Sort of a private preserve for teenagers, huh? I suppose as adults we're lucky to find a parking space.
[Kenneth Langtry. Herbert L. Strock. Prof. Frankenstein (Whit Bissell), Teenage Frankenstein, on discovering that he and his fiancee are parked in a "lover's lane," (1957).]
P.J. (Patrick Jake) O'Rourke :
Name me, if you can, a better feeling than the one you get when you've half a bottle of Chivas in the bag with a gram of coke up your nose and a teenage lovely pulling off her tube top in the next seat over while you're doing a hundred miles an hour in a suburban side street.
[P.J. (Patrick Jake) O'Rourke (b. 1947), U.S. journalist. "How to Drive Fast On Drugs While Getting Your Wing Wang Squeezed and Not Spill Your Drink," Republican Party Reptile (1987).]
Barbara Coloroso :
Odors from decaying food wafting through the air when the door is opened, colorful mold growing between a wet gym uniform and the damp carpet underneath, and the complete supply of bath towels scattered throughout the bedroom can become wonderful opportunities to help your teenager learn once again that the art of living in a community requires compromise, negotiation, and consensus.
[Barbara Coloroso (20th century), U.S. parent educator and author. Kids Are Worth It, ch. 9 (1994).]
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Barbara Coloroso :
Having worked with many pregnant teenagers, I've yet to see one of them pregnant on information. It just doesn't happen. Kids are less likely to have intercourse in their teen years...if they are given good information, have open communication with their parents, and see their parents interacting in sexually healthy ways.
[Barbara Coloroso (20th century), U.S. parent educator and author. Kids Are Worth It, ch. 14 (1994).]
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