Parents of teens show yourself

@Swtrose (3399)
Canada
April 25, 2007 12:43am CST
Ok who was it that told you that it gets easier as your children get older? My husband says that are teenage daughter has been abducted by aliens and we now have this pmsing beast who loves to test authority and rules and here I am saying past the prozac. I try to remember when I was 16 and I know that my parents are up in heaven laughing and saying see what you put us through. lol
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• United States
1 May 07
don't have teenagers yet, but it's getting closer each year and i'm not looking forward to it! heh. Going to have four of them as teenagers at the same time, all boys, they are going to eat us out of house and home!
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@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
1 May 07
Oh my! Look at it on the other side. It could be all girls and you could be fighting for the bathroom. :)
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• Melbourne, Australia
25 Apr 07
I remember what I was like when I was a teen..OMG I think I am in store for the same thing. I wish there was abutton you could switch to mature & just skip the whole teenage thing. I love my 13yo desperatley but OMG he is already driving me crazy.
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@carpenter5 (6786)
• United States
27 Apr 07
Finally! Someone who agrees with me! I swear to you, my daughters went to bed when they were on the last day of 14 and woke up the first day they were 15, and aliens had invaded their bodies. My oldest daughter is 17, almost 18 and she is finally beginning to get past some of that hostility. There's hope so just hang on honey! We have to stick together, we can't afford to lose you or they'll outnumber us!
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@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
28 Apr 07
Thank you. It is not easy. I want my little girl back. Waaa!
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• United States
1 May 07
It will come...just be patient...lol I am ready to kill mine. I had to be at work early this morning, and they chose to get into a knock-down drag-out fight and then all me while they were screaming at each other. They were supposed to be getting ready for school.
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@Whisp1976 (488)
• United States
1 May 07
I think that the teenage years are the most difficult for the teen and parents alike. Parents feel that their child should still obey their every word. You are probably wondering where your little girl has gone. But the teen feels that they have become an adult already and does not see that they lack so much life experience. In truth, teens are neither child nor adult. I remember being a teen and sometimes my emotions would be so very overwhelming. I think that the teens and early twenties are the most difficult for any person to go through because we are searching so hard for our sense of identity. It doesn't help when unrealistic images of beauty are splashed all over the media to make us feel inadequate about our physical appearance. Continue to establish rules and demand respect but at the same time try to look at things from your daughter's perspective a little. For example, don't talk to her like a child, try to make some compramises, but make sure she knows that there will be consequences when rules are broken.
• Canada
25 Apr 07
Yup it is so true but when they hit ther late teens they seem to mellow a bit mine were taht way teenage boys nothing but testotorone and attitude now they are turning into young men which i am glad abotu could nto of handled a daughter at all would eb in mental hoem fersure.
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