Archive for the ‘Teenagers’ Category


Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Your teenager’s function is to “turn against” you.  Don’t take this so personally.  It’s the leaving-the-nest stage.  You are the parent.  Relax into your destiny.  Your function is never to turn against your teenager.

— Hugh Prather, Spiritual Notes to Myself, p. 70

I Never Thought of It That Way.

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

“You’ve got to wonder what Jesus was like at seventeen.  They don’t even talk about it in the Bible, he was apparently so awful.”

–Anne Lamott, Grace (Eventually), p. 192