Taken from H. Jackson's Brown Jr's "Wit & Wisdom -- a collection of wise words from young hearts"

When your mother is mad & asks you "Do I look stupid?", it's best not to answer her. --Meghann, age 13

You shouldn't stand in a bucket of water and touch an electric fence just because your brother tells you to. --Melissa, age 13

Parents don't get enough appreciation. --Susanna, age 17

If your mom picks your clothes and you dislike them, tell her they don't fit. --Christie, age 12

Everytime I am at home & I am getting on my parents' nerves, they wish I were at camp. And everytime I am at camp and nothing's bothering them, they miss me. --Ashley, age 12

My grandmother can say more in a sentence than a college professor can say in an hour and a half. --Angela, age 14

You should never pick on your sister when she has a baseball bat in her hands. --Joel, age 12.

I can remember what flavour of ice-cream cone my grandmother & I shared at Disneyland; but, most of the time, I can't remember what day it is. I guess it depends on what you think is important. --Katherine, age 13

If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. Parents always catch the second person. --Michael, age 10

If mom says "no", she means it. If dad says "no", it means maybe. --Joseph, age 13

It isn't the best thing to dump a bowl of ice-cream over your brother's head -- no matter how mad you are. --Laura, age 12

When you mom is mad at your dad, don't let her brush your hair. --Morgan, age 11

Once you've lost your parents' trust, it's hard to earn it back. --Kara, age 13

One of the greatest feelings in the world is the feeling you get when your little sister shows that she admires you. --Dawn, age 14

Despite all the loving and caring relationships in the world, there is nothing more loving than the feel of my mother's hand on my forehead when I am sick. --Rosemary, age 17

Parents should come with instructions. --Shanna, age 14

It's not always easy being a kid, but I bet its even harder being an adult. --Julie, age 11