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What do you tell your teenager that thinks they know everything?

 
amessageofhope

Asked by amessageofhope at 1:27 AM on Mar. 15, 2011 in Teens (13-17)

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  • Best way, let them keep going like that until they figure out what is what all on their own.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 8:38 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Think about how you were at that age.......
    Try to connect with them that way
    Chloesmom1126

    Answer by Chloesmom1126 at 1:28 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • As teens they all believe they know everything. They grow out of it.
    Hatsumomo

    Answer by Hatsumomo at 1:08 AM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • just laugh because in time they will be parents oh yes you can also tell
    i forgot to tell you all my stupited runs in the family
    dutchcanadain

    Answer by dutchcanadain at 1:30 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • I told mine when they were that age that they might want to consider moving out now while their so smart and move home when stupid sets in, lol
    Kathy675

    Answer by Kathy675 at 1:30 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • I would not argue with them but I would find a subtle way to test their knowledge. You could ask them how they'd handle a situation then ask them questions about the scenario regarding consequences they may not have considered. I used to ask my smarty pants teens "Ok, then how would you handle this?" They would figure out quickly they didn't have all the answers!
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 1:40 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • When I was your age I thought the same thing - it was only after I GREW-UP did I realize that at your age I knew NOTHING! Trust me, if you think you know everything then tell me everything yoou know so I can go on Jeopardy and win a lot of money!
    karen020253

    Answer by karen020253 at 1:51 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • I say "yes your right" and chuckle while I tell them that since they are over 20 yrs younger then I am they have to be right and they must know everything..yep they are always right......

    and guess what after I tell them that they get confused and dumbfounded...this really gets reaction, lol
    wheresthewayout

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 2:18 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • Just keep telling them you love them. :-)
    LeJane

    Answer by LeJane at 2:24 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

  • let them learn the hard way.
    shellychivell

    Answer by shellychivell at 2:41 AM on Mar. 15, 2011

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