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
Community Member
10 months 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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Lucas
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months ago

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

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Olga K
Community Member
10 months ago

This is just hilarious!))))

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functionalrandi Report

Olga K
Community Member
10 months ago

Aww, love this one :)

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Olga K
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months ago

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

Jjjane20
Community Member
10 months ago

My mom would say, you'll remember this when you are old 🙂

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SandraG_lak
Community Member
10 months ago

This makes me feel so old! I remember dressing weather-inappropriate and being mortified when I was made to bundle up properly. Now I see teenagers and shake my head in dismay at their lack of bundling. *kids these days*

Illa Moskowitz
Community Member
10 months ago

A teenager is old enough to deal with the consequences... "Don't take a coat. See if I care. But if you complain about being cold, I will laugh really hard."

TheMsLollidella
Community Member
10 months ago

I weat hoodies 365 days of the year . Never wear weather appropriate clothes lol

Aileen
Community Member
10 months ago

Reminds me of Halloween nights when my mom would make me wear a coat when it was chilly but I would have been fine for the most part without one, and it always seemed like a coat would ruin my costume.

Rinpai
Community Member
10 months ago

I have anhidrosis. I can get heatstroke in 60°F. Weather appropriate lol. Get outta here with that noise.

Jessica
Community Member
10 months ago

I still can't get over the guys walking to school in the snow wearing shorts in Utah a place famed for its snowy winters. I swear I thought the guys at my school were insane. I still wonder if there was a bet I didn't know about or something

Lily
Community Member
9 months ago

People do that all the time in MN, no bet. Why wear PANTS when you can wear SHORTS?

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Sam
Community Member
10 months ago

my parent ARE ruining my life like that

deanna woods
Community Member
10 months ago

I am an adult and am told to wear weather appropriate clothing.

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Night Owl
Community Member
10 months ago

😂

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Samantha Pines
Community Member
10 months ago

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

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Foxxy’s #1 fan
Community Member
10 months ago

Easy, don’t let them have your phone.

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Six_Pack_Mom Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months ago

Tequila 😁

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amberlr4 Report

Kaisu
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months ago

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

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MomofTeen Report

Lenka Smetanová
Community Member
10 months ago

:D

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Six_Pack_Mom Report

Tara
Community Member
10 months ago

Those had to be 10 very patient minutes for you.

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CleverTitleTK Report

Tara
Community Member
10 months ago

And...scene.

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Aaron W
Community Member
10 months ago

Solid advice right there.

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
10 months 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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ThatGuv
Community Member
10 months ago

Fair enough...

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Anne
Community Member
10 months 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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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
10 months ago

Excellent punishment idea! Taking notes

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OCD Mom
Community Member
10 months ago

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

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Rachel Neye
Community Member
10 months ago

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

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MissColdHeart9 Report

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
10 months ago

Again, bodysnatchers I tell ya

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Divergentmama Report

Night Owl
Community Member
10 months ago

Psychosomatic illnesses are a thing, you know

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Foxxy’s #1 fan
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months 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
Community Member
10 months ago

Chores only done when it suits them

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SavySausageDog
Community Member
10 months 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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