New Teenager

(18 Posts)
Maryz Tue 29-Jan-13 21:27:54

You know, 90% of them are lovely, just normal people (with a bit of extra angst).

9% are pretty ok - dodgy to manage, but human.

Only about 1% or even fewer are real PITAs - just pray she doesn't turn into (or become best friends with) one of those.

Be optimistic - teens may be challenging, but they are also interesting, fun and very rewarding sometimes

Startail Tue 29-Jan-13 21:19:55

I'm not sure why everyone expects teens to be hard work.

I wasn't, my sister wasn't, I'm sure DH wasn't and DD1 (15) isn't and neither are her lovely 16 yo friends.

DD2 may be horrible, but she's always been a teenager in training and actually (at almost 12) she is getting better.

I don't think teens have to cause their parents stress. DD1 was way way more stress inducing when she was two.

grin Such fun.

Our biggest problem at the moment is that he only speaks in catchphrases from Miranda.

Ooh Three you are in for a bewildering treat. grin

I'm going to be joining you all in less than a month, so watching with interest! grin

flow4 Fri 25-Jan-13 17:41:46

But teenage tantrums are less easily diverted with a banana! grin

I think it's very similar to the toddler stage TBH Yippee. All walking on egg shells and explosions out of nowhere. confused

YippeeTeenager Fri 25-Jan-13 10:11:10

Hello! Thanks for saying hi and for the book recommendation, I'll add that to the list for my next lesson!

I just love the way that you pack them off to school in the morning all smiles and cheerfulness and they come home like a raging werewolf, or the other way round. You never know from one hour to the next if it's going to be Jekyll or Hyde...

Ooh welcome to the club Yippee. I became the owner of a teenager in June. It's a bit mixed to say the least. grin

I have just got this book which I am hoping will unravel some of the mysteries. We have a lot to learn I think.

YippeeTeenager Fri 25-Jan-13 09:55:41

Someone said that the trouble with teenage boys is they don't talk and the problem with girls is that they do..! Have a good day, off to work now unfortunately.

YippeeTeenager Fri 25-Jan-13 09:55:22

Someone said that the trouble with teenage boys is they don't talk and the problem with girls is that they do..! Have a good day, off to work now unfortunately.

No oldest 2 are boys, they are easier tbh just grunt no major dramatics! Their rooms smell odd though

YippeeTeenager Fri 25-Jan-13 09:25:14

Have you got all girls?

Lucky you that she is lovely! My youngest DD was horrid from 11, at 13 we are seeing slight improvement!
They are challenging but its nice to see them turning into well rounded people!

YippeeTeenager Fri 25-Jan-13 09:09:37

Ha Ha! Thanks for making me laugh, bit of a grey old day so far. She is lovely so I'm hoping she stays that way. I think it's more that I've suddenly realised how fast the time is going and that she'll be off before I know it. Missing her already.

I wouldn't advise giving her jack Daniels yet grin

Welcome though i have three tis very hard at times but occasionally they are almost lovely people!

YippeeTeenager Fri 25-Jan-13 08:46:23

Hi there, my DD has just turned 13 and I'm surprised how big a milestone it seems. I've come to the conclusion that if the next few years are going to be a bit tricky I need some help. I've just read 'Raising Girls' and now I've started Kate Figes' 'The Terrible Teens' and joined Mumsnet for support. Not sure what else I need to do to feel ready - stock up the cupboard with nurofen and Jack Daniels.....

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