Top 21 Things Teenagers Never Say to their Parents

 teen sayings, teen lexicon, teen phrases, teen communication“It’s not fair.”

“I’m bored.”

Some phrases never leave the teenage lexicon. There are, however, certain things you can count on teens never saying to their parents unless, a) they’ve contracted viral meningitis or b) they really want something from you.

I’ve listed the top 20 below:

  1.  You know, I think it’s about time I start paying for things myself.
  2. If all the cool kids are doing it, it’s probably something I should avoid.
  3. Sit down and relax. I’ll scrub the toilet for you.
  4. I bet things were exactly the same when you were a teenager.
  5. My weekly allowance is way too high.
  6. The punishment you’re giving me is very fair. Thanks for the great learning experience.
  7. I could care less about the big, red pimple in the middle of my forehead.
  8. I know it’s my life, but I’d rather do what you want me to do.
  9. I love how you always understand me.
  10. I don’t want my cell phone anymore. Texting hurts my fingers.
  11. You guys have the best taste in music.
  12. Do you really think my curfew should be so late considering all the bad things that can happen at night?
  13. I can’t wait to leave all my friends and go on our family vacation.
  14. Thanks for posting that naked baby picture of me on Facebook.
  15. You wouldn’t believe what we did in the backseat of your car last night.
  16. You guys are so wise — you know everything!
  17. That is the coolest outfit you’ve got on. Can I get one just like it so we can be twins?
  18. When are we going to have ‘the talk?’ I’ve been waiting forever!
  19. Are you really going to let me leave the house dressed like this?
  20. Things must have been much rougher for you as a kid.
  21. Homework first, party second.

Janene Murphy is the proud mom of three kids who never listen to her. On her website, ‘Moms are from Mars,’ she offers teen girls advice and insight into why their moms are so weird. You can check out her blog and read her latest rant here.

2 Responses to “Top 21 Things Teenagers Never Say to their Parents”

  1. Julie Lawrence
    July 27, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    My 13 year old son said ‘A’  to me recently!!! I *still* don’t get it!

  2. Janene
    July 27, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

    Don’t worry about getting it — just embrace it! If only I could be so lucky….

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