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What It's Like to Raise Teenagers

You Know You're Raising a Teen When . . .

The big day has finally arrived. Your adorable, sweet child has turned into an angsty, sarcastic teenager. Unfortunately, no one has written What To Expect When You're Expecting a Teen, leaving you clueless and, to be honest, a little scared. We wish we could tell you the teen years will be fun and filled with joy, but then we'd be lying. Find out what you have to look forward to for the next seven years (it's more than pimples and periods).

Your child has gone from someone sweet to someone scary.

Suddenly, you're to blame for everything.

Source: Disney

Learn what else to expect when raising a teen.

You no longer hear "I love you."

In fact, she's replaced all words with body language.

Source: Bravo

She starts exhibiting some . . . questionable behavior.

Source: MTV

Since he no longer talks to you, you resort to drastic measures.

Source: ABC

So you try to connect.

But that tends to backfire.

Despite all that, she still loves you and you love her.

And when times get tough, remember: he'll be in college soon.

Source: Fox
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