Being a Teenager

Do you blow on your food when it’s hot or do you just “hasafashafsas” until you can chew it? If you belong to the second group, you know what you are. When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.

A teenager is always too tired to hold a dishcloth but never too tired to hold a phone. Teenage is the period where you discover whether you like water or not. Some of you were kept indoors for so long as teenagers, you started to believe the lie that you are introverted.

Parenting is tough. When your child is little, all you want is for them to play alone in their room for an hour so you can have some peace and quiet. Then they become teenagers and all you want is for them to come out of their room for an hour and actually talk to you.

If you sleep too much, your parents will complain. Don’t get enough sleep, your parents will complain. If you eat too much, your parents will complain. If you don’t eat enough, your parents will complain. if you’re always in your room, your parents will complain. If you go out too much, your parents will complain. You can’t win!

A teenager is someone ready for a zombie apocalypse but not ready for a math test tomorrow. Teenagers are the most misunderstood people on the planet. They are treated like children and expected to act like adults. The main problem with teenagers is that they’re just like their parents were at that age.

Raising a teenager is hard. But being a teenager is hard too which is why our kids need someone they trust to lean on, to come for advice and to share their lives – the good, the bad and the ugly. Having a front-row seat in our kids’ lives is a far better place than every other seat. Except for a seat at the dentists’, it’s unmatched.

I know I’m supposed to be preparing my teenager for life and all, but it’s hard when they already know everything. Teenagers! Tired of being harassed by your parents? Act now! Move out, get a job and pay your way, quick! While you still know everything.

You will live to regret this decision

ยฉ๏ธ Gottfried. All rights reserved

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158 thoughts on “Being a Teenager

  1. This caption is a bomb ‘Parenting is tough. When your child is little, all you want is for them to play alone in their room for an hour so you can have some peace and quiet. Then they become teenagers and all you want is for them to come out of their room for an hour and actually talk to you’

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  2. You can’t be far from the truth with this post, God will guide us when it’s time for parenting cos no two teenagers are the same, times have changed and times will continue to change. You scold a teenager now he feels it’s hate cos he knows it all. In all I love this write up.

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  3. Teenage years weren’t easy. There was so much overprotection(and incessant calling) and shouting, especially when the child has the tendency to ‘bring shame and disgrace’, as my parents called it๐Ÿ˜‚

    I miss being a teenager, anyway. The school of ‘Adulting’ keeps unlocking new mysteries every time.

    Did I just see, ‘Move out?’ Things are so expensive these days, so I pity them.

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      1. Have you ever had a tough time and felt like you couldn’t catch a break, but then it was suddenly resolved? You probably felt so relieved. The way a people in a drought feels when it rains. Your body might sink in relief, a calm smile on your face, and you think “Thank You God!” As you should! It is good to give credit to and thank God for life’s blessings. Pray and thank God when He sends the rain.

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