I remember my 14-year-old self reading Herman Hesse’s “Steppenwolf,” thinking of the dumb world and dreaming that it would have no consequences. My CD player would be blasting Nirvana’s Nevermind again and again, like a stuck record that had no way of escaping. Fast forward to today, I cringe a little and yet, I find it cute. Being a teen is one ride of a lifetime that feels eternal in the moment, but passes so fast as if it never happened.

Every parent who raises a teenage kid also experiences a fair share of that awkward, overwhelming and transformative time of life. Some, well, most of them, argue (because that’s just a law of nature, right?) and others arm themselves with a smashing sense of humor. And it turns out that some savage parents are able to roast their teenagers into barbecue in just a single tweet.

Today, we collected some of the funniest tweets from the unstoppable parents with teen kids, so scroll down below to laugh your eyes out!

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
5 months ago

True for all parenting: Don't give kids a choice where it doesn't exist. Kids are literal thinkers, and teenagers are wiley. If there's a loophole, they'll find it.

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Pain
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5 months ago

If this isn't true, I don't know what is.

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Thomas Stead
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5 months ago

lol

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We all were teens at some point in our lives. As your parents are likely to tell you, you weren't exactly the easiest kid on the block. So what’s up with this bad teen behavior? Why are they so mad, upset, and gnarly all the time? Well, this study published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence may have some answers. The researchers discovered that when teens thought their parents’ reactions to their anger were stronger and more negative than their parents had meant it to be, they became even more aggressive. For example, these parents were more likely to respond to their children’s anger by telling them to “get over it,” which caused their kids to feel dismissed and neglected.

Interestingly, the research also showed that many parents tend to mistake their adolescent’s vulnerable emotions for negativity, and that has some implications. By doing that, they may place them at greater risk for developing delinquent behaviors. Meanwhile, as soon as teenagers recognized their parents’ discipline as too harsh, they were more likely to act. Acting out manifested in talking back, sneaking out of the house, impolite and aggressive behavior, constantly breaking family rules and agreements, etc.

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william mcgloin
Community Member
5 months ago

Or just get a dog and skip the children. Get two dogs!

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
5 months ago

Hey, he trusts you enough to be open with you, and his big "crime" is sneaking into the wrong movie. I say you've done something right.

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Yvonne Dauwalder Balsiger
Community Member
5 months ago

My teens can wear what they want but then don't get to complain about the cold. Also, I tell them in advance that I will not help out with my warm clothing. That worked rather well after a wee bit of hard learning. (If we go up to the mountains in winter they will wear what I say. Too potentially dangerous.)

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To find out more about adolescence and the challenges both teenagers and their parents face, we spoke to Susan Petang, a Certified Stress Management Coach from "The Quiet Zone Coaching," who specializes in teaching women how to get through tough days in one piece, no matter what life change they're experiencing.

“As children grow up, they slowly start the process of separation from the protection of their parents. It starts with the 'Terrible Twos.' Toddlers begin to recognize that they are an individual separate from their caregivers, and start experimenting and exploring. As they grow, there are other times when they move further from the protection of the family 'nest.' It's totally normal, and necessary for them to learn how to function independently,” Susan explained.

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Blue Purple
Community Member
5 months ago

because theres never any food left lol

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Adam C
Community Member
5 months ago

I will try this. Thanks!!

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Elli Rahim
Community Member
5 months ago

Grateful to the Lord above said teen is willing to be out with the family at all.

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Having said that, the stress management coach added that there's a fine line between letting our kids learn from their own mistakes and keeping them safe, though. “And while a teen is learning to interact socially, their moodiness can be hard to take. That's where a lot of the tension between teens and their parents originates.”

Susan explained that teenagers have a lot of physical and emotional issues all going on at the same time that are confusing and hard to manage. There are a few reasons for this: “There are the emotional challenges of dealing with hormones. They don't have the social skills yet to communicate what they're feeling. Teens don't have the world experience to know and understand their complex emotions. Let's add the fact that their brains aren't yet fully developed (and won't be until their late 20s),” she said and added that it's a recipe for rollercoaster emotions.

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Mistralok
Community Member
5 months ago

Clever.

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Evil Hornet
Community Member
5 months ago

Is it really possible that people would wear clothes they consider ugly just because they are in style atm? Oo

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Mistralok
Community Member
5 months ago

Likely looking for an earring she absolutely can't find.

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Most importantly, we wanted to find out about ways to deal with difficult teens, which may often seem like mission impossible. “The best advice I can give parents is to listen to their teens and have compassion for what they're experiencing. Remember what it was like when you were that age!”

Susan shared some useful tips and said that it’s best to start with Reflective Listening. “‘It sounds like you're upset,’ ‘It feels like you think my decision is unfair,’ or, ‘It looks like you didn't understand what I meant.’” While doing so, Susan urges parents to make sure you stay calm and have a solution-oriented attitude; solve the problem, don't cast blame.

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twoflowerAUT
Community Member
5 months ago

How about accept a "no"? Which clearly didn't happen here.

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
5 months ago

Maybe you just raised a really independent young person? If so, congrats! That's one of the major goals of parenting. Hopefully in a few days, things will mellow out for her and she'll realize, "Oh yeah, I should probably talk to mom."

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IlovemydogShilo
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

I have a nephew like this. He eats and eats and never puts weight on. He never gets a hangover after a night out (don’t worry, he’s over 18). And everyone around him could be dying of some illness or virus and he never gets sick. We’re all jealous of him.

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Moreover, it's important that teens get some freedom to make mistakes and learn how to navigate the world, the stress management expert said. “Allow them to have control over decisions that aren't critical. Pick your battles - insist on compliance when their safety is at stake. (How they dress, for example, isn't as important as avoiding drugs and alcohol.)”

“When they make a mistake or act out, use the XYZ Statement: When you do X, I feel Y, and I'd like Z. Here's an example: ‘When you stay out past your curfew without calling, I worry about your safety. I'd like you to let me know when you'll be late.’”

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DUN DUN (she/her)
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh god oh god oh god THIS IS SOO SOO TRUE, AND I DON'T EVEN DO ANYTHING FISHY!!!

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Babsevs
Community Member
5 months ago

And sometimes even pickier eaters...I have one who eats everything...one is very beige!

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Nika De Beer
Community Member
5 months ago

Tequila

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The last advice for parents Susan has is to make sure to compromise. “For example, when my 14-year-old daughter wanted to go to a concert in NYC with her friends, I would only allow it if I knew how she was getting there, how she was getting home, who would be there with them (an adult!), and that she would check in with me every hour via text,” Susan concluded.

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DUN DUN (she/her)
Community Member
5 months ago

...this kind of makes me sad Idk why tho

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lunar eclipse
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

If I even think about walking away from a convo and my parents emit death rays. Can't even imagine slamming a door

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tom
Community Member
5 months ago

Was he your son?

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NsG
Community Member
5 months ago

In the UK (and possibly elsewhere) Axe is sold under the name Lynx. And we had a headline a few days ago: "schoolboy loses both nipples after dare to freeze them with Lynx". So there is a maximum spray number.

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Berit Zurbuchen
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Yeah, doing very extended handstands as a 40-something mom always impresses kids and teens, and my daughter explodes with pride 🥳🤣. (But I do it only when they request it and it's literally my job, teacher for contemporary circus especially acrobatics/clowning/minitramp.)

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Nika De Beer
Community Member
5 months ago

You need a SWAT team to diffuse that situation

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Some Cool Guy
Community Member
5 months ago

Its like the day of their 13th birthday they wake up as a completely different kid.

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Roxy Eastland
Community Member
5 months ago

And need a lift

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Rijkærd
Community Member
5 months ago

I saw a Twitter thread about a dad teaching his daughter how to use a can opener and it was super hilarious....

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Mistralok
Community Member
5 months ago

The carpet these days is usually a tile floor.

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Yoga Kitty
Community Member
5 months ago

I am afraid, I don't think so. There is only so much you can do against hormones on a rollercoaster - remind the teen in question to shower frequently, wear fresh clothes and, for the love of God, try your best to keep them away from evil smelling products like Axe (for boys) or Impulse (for girls) as these are only unlocking the next level of smell hell... Thank you, thank you, thank you for your efforts!

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tom
Community Member
5 months ago

Cool. Then the house will be quiet

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Yort
Community Member
5 months ago

Parents b***h about how their kids never tell them anything but also b***h when their kids are excited to share their hobbies with the parents and then the parents b***h when their kids steadily withdraw from engaging with the family and don’t share their hobbies or interests anymore.

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Sheila Stamey
Community Member
5 months ago

Spoke to a lady who was nursing a coffee in the subway restaurant as I passed, ( we do that here, nothing strange, and she looked slightly down) I asked, " Are you ok?" She replied, "yeah, I've just got three teenagers at home and I am talking myself into going back." I patted her back and reassured her these days pass. Teen years are extremely hard. My lovely daughter once tried a mini exorcism on me when I didn't wash her underwear! No joke! One son was so emo I worried he would never really walk upright after age fourteen. But we lived through it, they do too. We forget, often we were little turds at that age!!!

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cybermerlin2000
Community Member
5 months ago

You can find anything in their room? What's your secret?

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Evil Hornet
Community Member
5 months ago

He not only thinks outside the box. He also acts outside the basket

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Cadena Norton
Community Member
5 months ago

Mine once got mad at me for leaving without telling her she woke up and I had been gone 4hrs. I said I'm I woke u up tried to get u to come with us u sat up we had a whole conversation ....she was like what?

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm just curious. What would be the meaning of "Mom, you've fattened up a bit"?

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Babsevs
Community Member
5 months ago

This period lasts from around 11 to 18 in my experience

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Kai David
Community Member
5 months ago

That does not bother me much since they clean up their own meß. It's the boys, husband included, that put empty containers back in the fridge or cupboards. just because there are 2 gallons of milk in the fridge does not mean there is milk inside said gallon of milk containers

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
5 months ago

Naw. You can spend quality time with your teens without intentionally embarrassing them. It's hard enough to be a teen. You wouldn't like it if your teen intentionally embarrassed you. Don't do it to them. Still definitely spend quality time with them though.

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PandaGoPanda
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm still waiting for this to hit As my son is 17, daughter 16 and neither of them have shut up yet, I'm guessing the "grunt" gene passed them by.

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Comfy Panda
Community Member
5 months ago

God forbid the Wi-Fi goes out!!!!!! Y'all know EXACTLY what I'm talking about too!!!!

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Madzdad the Bard
Community Member
5 months ago

In Colorado, USA, 15yo are required to have X hours of "mountain driving" in order to get their license. I believe that took about 10 years off my life!

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Konpat
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5 months ago (edited)

Come on, she's great. She should be on the list of universally liked people

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Sequoia
Community Member
5 months ago

It's an automated response. If you want to change it you need a new one. You must make sure to download the proper manners update though. You may have to get rid of the other one so its influence doesn't spread. Maybe wait until the teen moves out.

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Maddy_BobaTea
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

???? uh ok how about: ye,ya,yea,yee,yes,yas,yaaaas,YAASS QWEEN,yup,yep,yeah,yeehaw

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