Adolescence isn't just about prom or wearing sparkly dresses.
Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination - think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to go to school every day and do my homework.
Constance Baker Motley
To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent.
Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.