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10 Gifs That Perfectly Sum Up Life With a Teen

The ups and downs of parenting a teen can have you feeling lost. Here are ten gifs that are so relatable it's scary!
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Updated: December 1, 2022

Teens can at times be just as difficult to parent as toddlers. These hilarious GIFs perfectly sum up what it’s like to be a parent to a teen on a daily basis.

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When they ask for money to go to the mall


Between social outings, vacations with friends, allowances and more, having a teen can be EXPENSIVE. 

When they don’t tell you they’re eating dinner at a friends house


And of course, they ALWAYS let you know they’re having dinner with a friend after you’ve prepared dinner for the whole family. 

When they ask for you to do another task and you’re already busy


Like they need something made for a bake sale the next day, or to be in school early the next day and tell you at the last possible minute.

When they only want to hang out with their friends, not mom and dad


It’s fine, didn’t want to spend time with you anyway! Wait, yes I did...

When they ask to stay out past curfew, AGAIN!


That’s gonna be a hard no from me!

When you try to keep up with them and their friends


They keep you young, but not always informed on what’s happening! 

When you ask them to do chores, and they only do it when the other parent asks


Sigh! Not like you asked them to do the chores multiple times already, and of course, they only do it when someone else asks.

When they don’t tell you where they went


Once they’re able to get around on their own and think they can just go anywhere they want!

Teaching them how to drive


Enough said! 

But at the end of the day, it’s all worth it


Ultimately, all you want is what’s best for them, no matter what they put you through every day!

Parenting a teen can be challenging. Check out our hub for all things parenting teens for information on everything the latest social media crazes to advice on teaching your teen how to drive.

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10 Gifs That Perfectly Sum Up Life With A Teen

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