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Re: teenagers
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2012, 08:38:36 pm »
why do teenagers think they are smarter than their parents these days?

as far as i know in this changing world that's the one constant  ;D


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Re: teenagers
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2012, 11:58:52 pm »
ok now i'm going to get in trouble for this lol, but lay off the teenagers we were there once and didnt WE all think we knew it all, comeon admit it now  :wave:

Honestly no I didn't. I was/am damn smart and there's a lot I did/do know but I was taught enough respect for my elders that I never assumed I knew it all. To bad a lot of kids today aren't taught the same thing.

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Re: teenagers
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2012, 10:56:56 am »
It's just a coming of age thing I think.  Didn't we all think we were smarter than our parents at some point?

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Re: teenagers
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2012, 11:04:16 am »
Quite honestly, most of the time it is just pride and rebellion.  Often it was role modeled to them through their parents interactions. 

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Re: teenagers
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2012, 01:03:34 pm »
Let me give you this perspective.  I did not know more than my parents, even when I though I did.  I was mad at the way they had the double standards. my brother could do anything he wanted and i could not, just because he was a boy and I was a girl.  But even with all of that, I was tought to respect my elders and my house, I would never raise my voice or challenge my parents, (it wa better to just do it behind their back).  Now that i have kids (2 teenagers 18 and 13) i have given them a little more freedom than what I had, but they know how much they can push.  My 18 years old started College this Fall and I told her that all I asked was for her to finish school before she decide it to have kids and be crazy in life not to do something she might regret later, like gasp, getting pregnant at 18 to live her life the fullest with reponsability and good health, she tought I was the craziest mom out there, but then she came to me a few weeks ago and said, "I see why you gave me that advice my friend had to quit College because she got pregnant, her parents kicked her out and now has to work to pay her bills.

Teenagers may think that they know more than us, but we did too, but at the end of the day it all has to do with how we raise them that matters.

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Re: teenagers
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2012, 08:59:19 pm »
it's just a phase. u will have to just ignore it. sometimes they are smarter then u though.

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Re: teenagers
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2012, 03:10:43 am »
Let me give you this perspective.  I did not know more than my parents, even when I though I did.  I was mad at the way they had the double standards. my brother could do anything he wanted and i could not, just because he was a boy and I was a girl.  But even with all of that, I was tought to respect my elders and my house, I would never raise my voice or challenge my parents, (it wa better to just do it behind their back).  Now that i have kids (2 teenagers 18 and 13) i have given them a little more freedom than what I had, but they know how much they can push.  My 18 years old started College this Fall and I told her that all I asked was for her to finish school before she decide it to have kids and be crazy in life not to do something she might regret later, like gasp, getting pregnant at 18 to live her life the fullest with reponsability and good health, she tought I was the craziest mom out there, but then she came to me a few weeks ago and said, "I see why you gave me that advice my friend had to quit College because she got pregnant, her parents kicked her out and now has to work to pay her bills.

Teenagers may think that they know more than us, but we did too, but at the end of the day it all has to do with how we raise them that matters.

Sorry but that girl has some sorry *bleep* parents. Why kick her out and make her have to quit school because she's pregnant. I'd never do that to one of my kids. I'd tell them they may now have to take less classes/hours so that they can also work to pay for things the baby needs and that child care while at school/work was their responsibility but I wouldn't kick them out.

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Re: teenagers
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2012, 05:22:03 am »
They may be smarter when it comes to technology but when it comes to common sense...they have absolutely NONE!   I know this because I have a 16 year old that is exactly that way!  I try to explain to him that technology is great but common sense is something you have got to have to survive in the real world!

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Re: teenagers
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2012, 03:16:35 pm »
why do teenagers think they are smarter than their parents these days?
thats the way teens have always been

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Re: teenagers
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2012, 05:56:48 pm »
Generation after generation.....it'll get worse before it gets better.  :peace:

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Re: teenagers
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2012, 07:38:52 pm »
   
      ...Because they are! In their own very special ways!

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