10 SUREFIRE WAYS TO HORRIFY YOUR TEEN

I laugh each time I read this. If you’ve never had a teenager in your life, maybe you won’t get it. But if you’ve raised kids and maybe grandkids … or even lived with them … I can guarantee at least one good giggle.

Stuff my dog taught me

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  1. Dress too old
  2. Dress too young
  3. Dress in anything that resembles what they are currently wearing

Solution: jeans, black t-shirts and mid-length, unadorned cardigans in earth tones. Jeans should be a simple cut but brand name (DO NOT buy jeans in a grocery store… nothing to do with your teen…just don’t)

  1. Sing
  2. Dance

It doesn’t matter if you had a top 40 hit when you were in your 20s or danced professionally. Trust me… I am confident that Paul McCartney’s children/grandchildren roll their eyes from the back of the limo when he tries to hum along with the radio. 

  1. Tell “When I was your age…” stories

You were NEVER their age. Period. This is core teen belief #1. To accept any other reality is to acknowledge that they might someday drive a minivan, have conversations about taxes, and get excited about watching DVRed episodes of Coronation Street on a…

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8 replies

  1. Haha! Been there seen that. So true and funny.

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  2. That was written by someone who had been there, saw it and done it.

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  3. I never used to talk about what things were like when we were young, but I do now. If we don’t tell them that there were better times and we fought for what was right – they will normalize the injustices of the day. We can’t let that happen.
    Leslie

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