"A teenager is like a tornado. We pick ideas, things, and people up into our brains, play with them, study them, then eventually, we drop them back down to earth and move on."
"Raising a teenager is like reaching the green in a golf game. It is whole new ball-game requiring different skills, more patience and greater concentration than you needed down the long fairway of middle childhood."
A teenager, as advocates and some scientists like to say, is like a car with a great accelerator but terrible brakes. As Larry Steinberg, a psychologist who studies teen behaviour at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has said, "With powerful impulses under poor control, the likely result is a crash".
"Becoming a teenager is like living in a sci-fi movie. You keep morphing into somebody else while emergencies are popping up all around you"
"Parents often tell me that having a teenager is like reliving their own childhood, accept this time they are in the driver's seat."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.