Teen is the new terrible twos and more at Momster.com

I started this post a few months ago. I wrote part of it then deleted it. I didn’t know what direction I wanted to go with the post.

I have shared the statement with many moms and dads of teens: Teen is the new terrible twos. Am I right?

Teens and toddlers are pouty.

Teens and toddlers want to get their own way.

Teens and toddlers will do anything to get their own way.

Teens and toddlers can be upset easily when someone raises their voice or looks at them.

Teens and toddlers need to change outfits multiple times per day.

Teens and toddlers do not put away their toys.

Teens are too old for timeout and wouldn’t sit in timeout anyway. Ditto for toddlers.

Teens and toddlers either eat dinner like food is going out of style or will only eat orange food or a bagel with creamed cheese or Twizzlers.

Teens and toddlers don’t listen when called for dinner. Teens are connected to ipods. Toddlers are connected to toys.

Teens and toddlers can be sweet and then not so much.

Teens and toddlers want hugs, but not right now.

What is your teen like? Your toddler? Any similarities to how your teens and toddlers act?

I don’t just post about teens and tweens here on this blog. I post over at Momster.com. Momster is the place for moms of tweens and teens. I go to Momster to hear about what is to come for my teen — driving, dating, and not drinking. I go to Momster to share my knowledge about tweens and early teens with moms who have children who are young teens. I love helping a Momster mom out! I’m a Momster mom, are you?

3 comments for “Teen is the new terrible twos and more at Momster.com

  1. July 15, 2010 at 7:29 am

    How true and funny! I linked this up for you on teen/tween thursday!

  2. July 15, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    I was talking to another mother just today about how my Asperger teen (14) has meltdowns just like a toddler. He sure can throw a fit when he doesn’t get his way, cleaning to him means throw it all in the closet and shut the door.
    My teen isn’t too sweet lately, but just like when he was a toddler, this season will pass.

  3. July 15, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    LOL I have to agree with this post. Very funny and true 🙂

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