Inside: Sometimes, the right meme can help a parent of a teenager get through a rough day. Here are more than 50 of the best quotes about raising teens that will surely give you a giggle.
Raising teens today is truly a rollercoaster ride.
We used to think the early years of parenting were challenging with the sleepless nights, constant battles, and toddler tantrums that go on for what feels like forever.
Then the teenage years hit, and the truth is there are still sleepless nights, constant battles, and tantrums that go on for what feels like forever. Not to mention large amounts of eye-rolling (by you and them!)
Along with a lot of other complex issues. Nothing is quite like navigating the ups and downs of the teenage years.
It is stressful. It is exhausting. It is hard.
Once we are in the thick of parenting teenage daughters and sons, we suddenly understand that adolescent problems are much bigger than we ever expected.
And we can feel alone. The wealth of resources and support available for parents of newborns seems to dissipate as our kids get older. There is so much worry and fear as we send our babies out into the world.
Throw in phones, social media, and all the other scary things out in the world today, and it can feel overwhelming.
So, when we feel like the only one struggling or like we can’t go on for another day, sometimes a sense of humor and a laugh can get us through this tough time.
50 of the Funniest Parenting Quotes about Raising Teenagers
Who hasn’t been here? Trying to keep your mouth quiet about that new boyfriend or that different outfit or the choice they made, but your face says it all. Check out Whitney Fleming Writes.
Excuse me, Doctor? Is there anything you can give me for a condition called parenting teenagers? Find more funny from at Kyle Ocasio. “I have three teenagers. I didn’t get an epidural when I gave birth, but I’d like one now.”
I mean, seriously? How do spoons just disappear? Via Six Pack Mom. “I knew that parenting would be challenging, but I definitely wasn’t prepared for the dismaying amount of blatant thievery of spoons, Scotch tape & iPhone chargers.”
This pretty much sums it up. It’s the circle of life! Follow I Might Be Funny.
Sometimes, parenting teens means showing them who is boss. Via Sarcastic Mommy, the Queen of funny parenting quotes.
This is #facts. “The scariest part of raising teenagers is remembering the stupid things you did as a teenager.” — Whitney Fleming/Playdates on Fridays
No one told us that 98 percent of raising teens is driving them somewhere, waiting for them somewhere, or planning to go somewhere….Via Keeper of the Fruit Loops.
How lucky are we??? Via Sarcastic Mommy. “How lucky am I that every time I tell my kids to do something they respond with “I KNOW!” It’s like I’m living amongst geniuses.”
We love this classic quote from Dave Barry. “To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent.”
I’m not saying my kids aren’t tough, but I did grow up in the 80s. Via Moms of Tweens and Teens.
“You try your hardest to raise your teenagers with patience, honesty, and good manners, but they still end up being like you.” -unknown
One hundred percent accurate! Via at Grown and Flown.
“Mother Nature is providential. She gives us twelve years to develop a love for our children before turning them into teenagers.” —William Galvin
Asking these over and over and over again. Via Changing Perspectives.
We’re on constant hurricane watch over here. Follow Whitney Fleming Writes.
Sometimes the best quotes about parenting teenagers comes from the teenagers themselves. By the way, we gladly accept. Via saucynthesuburbs.
The truest thing we’ve ever read. “I thought I used to worry a lot when my kids were little. Then I had teenagers. You know what I would give right now to worry about sippy cups and naptime? EVERYTHING.”
There’s nothing they like better than a little 13-hour snooze. Via Grown and Flown.
“Nobody ever feels they’re doing well with teenagers, he said. I think that’s kind of the point of them.” –Jojo Moyes
This is the most accurate analogy we’ve ever heard. Via saucynthesuburbs.
Fly little birdies, but make sure you come back to the nest ASAP! Follow Laura Hanby Hudgens, Writer.
Connecting with teens sometimes means staying up way past our bedtimes.
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Funny and like a sock in the gut. “Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.” -Ron Taffel
I mean, this might be the best advice ever. Follow Sara on twitter.
I thought we had the only teen who knew everything! Via Michele Tafoya.
“Youth is a time of rapid changes. Between the ages of twelve and seventeen a parent can age thirty years.” -Sam Levenson
What goes around, comes around, kid! Follow Mommy Needs A Life.
They grow up so fast. They don’t call this the wallet years for nothing. Follow Jessie.
This made me LOL. “I thought raising teenagers would be like those goofy old Brady Bunch episodes about curfews, acne, and dating. It’s not. It’s more like Survivor meets Dateline–hang in there and don’t murder anyone.” -4BoysMother, Melissa Fenton
I’m glad my teen communicates with me, but honestly! Follow Marriage and Martinis.
We love this quote by Gayle Forman. “Bribes are the glue that’s kept teenagers and parents connected for generations.”
Some of the best parenting teenager quotes you will say over and over again.
Surprise! You still don’t get any sleep!
It’s too late for me, kid. Save yourself. Good luck. Follow Deena Lang.
I mean, what does it take to get a teen boy to cut his hair nowadays? Follow The Mother Octopus.
I pushed you out of my vagina and that’s all that I get? Via Lady Lawya.
They willl try to wear you down. Resist! Via Scary Mommy.
Parenting teen pro tip: It is ALWAYS your fault. ALWAYS. Via Mary Fairy Bo Berry.
Sometimes this happens with teenage sons, too. Avoid at all costs. Follow Joe Heenan.
He will never see that hoodie again. Via Covfefe Rock.
And this parenting teens quote from Mom.Whine.Repeat pretty much sums it all up!
A few other funny quotes about raising teens we love
Adolescence is perhaps nature’s way of preparing parents to welcome the empty nest. –Anonymous
Having children is like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up. Ray Romano
I’d love to be a Pinterest mom. But it turns out I’m more of an Amazon Prime mom –Anonymous
As a parent, my goal is to raise confident, independent children who want to go out into the world and pursue their dreams…and then move back to our hometown to live near me forever. Laura Hanby, @charmingfarming
“If you doubt my dedication to a higher power, you should see how many prayers I can recite while riding passenger to my teen driver.” – Sarcastic Mommy
“Being a mom of a teenager means a lot of forgiveness, a lot of grace, a lot of grit, and love that is both powerful and unconditional. But what a blessing it is to raise these teenagers and have a front-row seat on this wild ride.” – Unknown
“Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.” – Erma Bombeck