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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RealFionaO Report

Laana 2 weeks ago

Got to learn some of the irish behavior 😂

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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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StevenIsserlis Report

Lucas 2 weeks ago

Always wanted a dog. Have two now! Skipped the kids thing.

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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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WendiAarons Report

Anne 2 weeks ago

You got his trust and he is a teenager? You did something good raising him.

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RodLacroix Report

Olga K 2 weeks ago

This is just hilarious!))))

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functionalrandi Report

Olga K 2 weeks ago

Aww, love this one :)

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steveolivas Report

Olga K 2 weeks ago

It takes them just a few years to overgrow it. When my niece was 13-14 she would hiss and kick if we tried to hug her; now she's 17 and she's the biggest hugger I know!

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HLFHM Report

Samantha Pines 2 weeks ago

I'm an adult and I still don't wear weather appropriate clothing.

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AnaGasteyer Report

Night Owl 2 weeks ago

😂

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Parkerlawyer Report

Samantha Pines 2 weeks ago

Axe needs to know that their shit isn't even the most pleasant thing to smell to begin with.

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ChristiLukasiak Report

Foxxy’s #1 fan 2 weeks ago

Easy, don’t let them have your phone.

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Six_Pack_Mom Report

Lauren Caswell 2 weeks 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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RodLacroix Report

Laana 2 weeks ago

Tequila 😁

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amberlr4 Report

Kaisu 2 weeks ago

I don't understand how people handle parenting teenagers, I taught teenagers for a few months until I decided I needed to save my sanity and moved to teach younger children instead

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functionalrandi Report

Olga K 2 weeks ago

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

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MomofTeen Report

Lenka Smetanová 2 weeks ago

:D

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Six_Pack_Mom Report

Tara 2 weeks ago

Those had to be 10 very patient minutes for you.

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CleverTitleTK Report

Tara 2 weeks ago

And...scene.

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Cheeseboy22 Report

Aaron W 2 weeks ago

Solid advice right there.

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Six_Pack_Mom Report

ThatGuv 2 weeks ago

Fair enough...

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FinallyHeSleeps Report

WilvanderHeijden 2 weeks 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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Parkerlawyer Report

Anne 2 weeks ago

No. Just wait. You will soon find out why. He probably wants a thing and is being strategic for it. So, you know it will be a big thing..

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Cheeseboy22 Report

Lauren Caswell 2 weeks ago

Excellent punishment idea! Taking notes

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thebabylady7 Report

OCD Mom 2 weeks ago

I hear that every time. My 2-year-old throws enough tantrums. If it gets worse... gulp!!

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saltymermaident Report

Rachel Neye 2 weeks ago

And when they are adults they need their parents support and advice

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MissColdHeart9 Report

Lauren Caswell 2 weeks ago

Again, bodysnatchers I tell ya

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Divergentmama Report

Night Owl 2 weeks ago

Psychosomatic illnesses are a thing, you know

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Foxxy’s #1 fan 2 weeks 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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RodLacroix Report

Jacob/Becca Gizmo the Squirrel 2 weeks ago (edited)

To be fair moments ago I spilled coffee down my shirt because I was licking the whip cream drizzled with chocolate syrup off the top. I'm 40.

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Six_Pack_Mom Report

Rachel Neye 2 weeks ago

Chores only done when it suits them

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SavySausageDog 2 weeks ago

This is totally the opposite for me. I've spent more of my time shopping with my mum sitting outside the dressing room as she tries on numerous clothes. Do I get to buy anything I want? No. My mum just casually walk out of the shop without buying a thing before I can look at clothes....

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