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17 Parents Tell Us What It’s Like to Live With Youth Today

A person’s body and mind change drastically during their teenage years. Kids in this age group not only increase their skills for studying and remembering things, but also their inclination for taking risks, interest in dangerous entertainment, and tendency toward rash actions. Also, whirling hormones play a role too. It’s pretty hard to stay calm and compliant when they are brewing.

We at Bright Side are sure that if you have teenage kids at home, you’ll find these 17 situations familiar.

Modern problems require modern solutions:

“It’s not what I was expecting to find under my son’s bed.”

“If his daughter can wear short shorts, he can too.”

Tell me you have teenagers without telling me you have teenagers.

“My teenage brother made this ’carbonara’ for lunch.”

“Found this in my 14-year-old sister’s room, nearly had a heart attack.”

This only works one way...

“My friend asked her 16-year-old son to get bananas. He asked how much. She told him ‘a bunch.’ This is what he brought back.”

Teenagers can be unbearable.

“I bought this because my teen said she ‘needed’ it. I told her we have mayo & ketchup at home she can mix and now I apparently ‘don’t get it.’ It cost me $3 for my teenager’s approval...”

“My teenage brother decided to put the chicken in the microwave to defrost it for 30 MINUTES! Luckily the house is fine.”

“Every time I yell up the stairs to my teenagers... our cat appears like this.”

When the kid finally outgrows this complicated period:

“My 14-year-old daughter gave me this beautiful box for Christmas.”

“I couldn’t afford a present this year, so I got you this box.”

“My teenage son doesn’t care how I am going to clean it. This was placed off to the side and had a baking sheet over it so I couldn’t see it.”

“So I have been getting on to my teenage son for not flushing, turns out my cat has taught herself how to use it. ”

When you go outside to play in the fresh air:

Did you butt heads with your parents when you were a teenager?

Please note: This article was updated in August 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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