Yesterday we posted a compilation of tweets about parenting that either strengthened your resolve to never have kids, or, if you already have them, made you laugh and feel like you’re not alone. If you’re in the latter group, you already know what comes next, and we hope you’re prepared: your kids turn into teenagers.

Maybe it’s not as dramatic as it sounds. As a matter of fact, even if it’s been a while since you were a teenager, you’ll notice that not a lot has changed. Arguing about doing household chores is a time-honored tradition, trust and data privacy remain areas of contention, and parents are still bewildered by their teens’ surly attitudes. While it’s worth mentioning that 15 to 17-year-olds, in a recent study done in the US, reported higher rates of stress and mental health issues than adults, the researchers say teenagers self-awareness in this area makes them more willing to discuss and address its causes, and also noted young people’s attention to social issues.

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AnaGasteyer Report

Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

😂

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For generations upon generations, we as humans have been reminding our parents that their sense of humor and cultural literacy are being buried by the passage of time. Parents going through this process now say that they’ve never felt more “boring”, and complain about the quality of their kids’ memes (any teenager who shows their memes to their parents is a brave soul - I’m glad I didn’t show my parents some of the garbage I talked about on forums when I was in high school.)

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ChristiLukasiak Report

Foxxy’s #1 fan
Community Member
2 years ago

Easy, don’t let them have your phone.

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Being a teenager is also a time when you learn the skills that you’ll take with you into adulthood. After all, if you don’t like what your parents are making you for lunch, it’s time to make it yourself, even if it means having to learn what a cabbage is and how to use it.

Check out these tweets by parents who rise to the challenge, as frustrated and confused as they may be by the things their teenagers do.

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Six_Pack_Mom Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 years ago

My sister tried to slam the lounge door once when we were young. It had a doorwedge under it though, and after three tugs she stamped to her room and slammed her door twice to compensate

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functionalrandi Report

Olga K
Community Member
2 years ago

My husband is 35, still does that))))

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MomofTeen Report

Lenka Smetanová
Community Member
2 years ago

:D

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CleverTitleTK Report

Tara
Community Member
2 years ago

And...scene.

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FinallyHeSleeps Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 years ago

Nothing to be alarmed about. He's just asking how much time he has with his girlfriend. Together. In his bedroom.

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Six_Pack_Mom Report

ThatGuv
Community Member
2 years ago

Fair enough...

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Divergentmama Report

Night Owl
Community Member
2 years ago

Psychosomatic illnesses are a thing, you know

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sarcasticmommy4 Report

Foxxy’s #1 fan
Community Member
2 years ago

My daughter wakes herself up and gets ready whilst I still sleep. She is old enough to sort herself out and take responsibility.

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Six_Pack_Mom Report

Rachel Neye
Community Member
2 years ago

Chores only done when it suits them

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sarcasticmommy4 Report

That one marvel fan
Community Member
2 years ago

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Thats kinda mean

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jjhartinger Report

Loki
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm the youngest (14) and I snuck out to go see senses fail and i met them afterwards and they offered to text my parents that im okay and nothing bad happened to me

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Reverend_Scott Report

That one marvel fan
Community Member
2 years ago

🤣🤣🤣

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MinistryOfMum Report

Chris Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes, text. Common that they prefer to text.

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sarcasticmommy4 Report

Bill
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

When I was a teen I only ate one meal a day. From the time I woke up till I went to bed.

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thebabylady7 Report

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sara_ashlynn Report

Chris Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

All parents should just do that. If they want to live in a pit, let them. Pay professionals to clean it when they leave home.

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simoncholland Report

Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

Not a hill to die on, they cold, they cold.

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sarcasticmommy4 Report

Vicky Zar
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't get these situations. Just don't allow to eat in the bedrooms. I never did that and neither will my kids be allowed. Meals are family time.

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RodLacroix Report

Foxxy’s #1 fan
Community Member
2 years ago

I am 33 years old and I have never heard the hashtag symbol also being called pound sign.

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IjeomaOluo Report

Tara
Community Member
2 years ago

Mine always wants a specific reaction too. Do I laugh? Stay neutral? Roll my eyes? It’s never an easy answer.

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RodLacroix Report

Chris Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

Leave it there.

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CarolineHirons Report

Olga K
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm so sorry for saying that because giving birth to a baby is a damn hard job but it's not like our kids actually asked us to do that, it was our decision to have babies, wasn't it?

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AndyRichter Report

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Six_Pack_Mom Report

Tara
Community Member
2 years ago

You are not alone

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Cheeseboy22 Report

MADELEINE KIMBALL
Community Member
2 years ago

don't buy the junk food (?)

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YEGlifer Report

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