Definition Essay - Definition Of Teenage

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Definition of teenage •: between 13 and 19 years old •: relating to people who are between 13 and 19 years old •: of, being, or relating to people in their teens Source: Merriam-Websters Learner 's Dictionary As this definition is true, it says nothing of the teenager themselves. It certainly does not prepare you for the teenager or explain their actions, their moods, their texting codes; m@*$, translation me at Starbucks. Who knew? Certainly not me. Teenagers are a whole different type of human, they are almost alien in some ways. That child you raised from birth now becomes someone different. An adolescent in the process of developing from child to adult. Sure, they are still our little darlings ...always will be ...but with slightly more grown up bodies and now hormones have kicked in. It can be a difficult time for teens and parents alike. It takes patience and love and a little humor to get us though the teenage years. Here are a few things I 've learned along the way. :) 1.No Public Nonsense - It is NOT acceptable to wave and call your teenager 's name in a public place, such as WalMart, drawing attention to them. This will cause a reaction of embarrassment and shock, a look of pure disbelief and horror on their part and you will more than likely be ignored. This, in turn, defeating the purpose of why you waved and called out to them in the first place. 2.Their Knowledge Exceeds Yours - Toast without butter or jelly or any delicious spread is simply plain toast, not dry toast. This from my son who seems to have become an expert on culinary arts. Hmmm ...dry toast, plain toast, naked toast ...still the same piece of toast. I am the one eating it, and I shall call it what I want. 3.The No ... ... middle of paper ... ...ask my teenager to do any of these things, I am met with a groan or moan and a million reasons why this is not a good idea for them. Gone are those days of Mother 's little helper! 10.If You Want To Get There Attention...Bring Up Christmas - Nothing gets the attention of my teenager quicker than to talk about Christmas gifts. Of course, I may have no intention of christmas shopping at that time ...but hey, they don 't have to know this now. I know, It 's bad...but clever. Just roll into what would you want for christmas, followed by well that may not happen if you don 't mow the lawn. Next thing you know your lawn mower is purring away ...guided by a reluctant teen who really wants an iPhone. ;) With a recipe of patience, love, laughter and wine ...we will get though these years just fine. My son (in the middle) and his friends being silly ...being teenagers.
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