By Anonymous - / Thursday 10 May 2012 20:33 / United States - Walpole
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^ The same thing I wrote on #21. I had a cellphone last year, too, lol! >:)

  Prodigy7  |  4

1, I've seen and heard far too many people make comments like yours. Please, please do NOT lower your expectations like that. Because when you do, kids will only end up disappointing you.

  Calyx_fml  |  21

Teenagers care more about how they appear to their peers than to their parents. I'll bet if her favorite boy said something similarly heartfelt to her she'd be over the moon. Just be patient.

  capper44  |  18

#94 : we all know that not all the 13yr are like this.... But the majority today is lol i have seen my and my frnds younger sister of 13-15 age... They all are almost as like #91 said lol

  SW500  |  13

Maybe it was because the indestructible Motorola Razor I had didn't have texting, but I actually cared and had conversations with my parents when I was 13. Even now at 17 I give my parents actual responses, though I'll admit with an iPhone I do use it more than I should.

  SolanumX  |  6

I would be apathetic in that situation. I am a guy, if that means anything (it probably does psychologically). Even if I was just sitting doing nothing I'd be like "That's... Nice." Just the way I am, but I think the daughter was on default reply to mom mode and might not have known what she was even replying to. So I don't think the daughter was intentionally unemotional.

  italiancows  |  8

@151 These days EVERYBODY has a cellphone! I know kids getting Blackberry's at 7! I got my first phone at 10 and its not a big deal. I hate how everybody is getting mad over the subject on "kids having cell phones". Let me just remind all that those are NOT YOUR KIDS. And if you think its a bad idea to get your kid a phone than dont get YOUR kid a phone. Stop telling other people how to parent their children properly! there not your kids! SO SHUT UP ABOUT THE SUBJECT!

  22cute  |  17

13 year old girls are especially tough on Moms. And they are especially sensitive about their own childhoods.
She'll be sweet to you again in her 20s. Give her time & laugh this off.


165 - It's more of a general concern about future generations and the fate of the human race. Or at least that's what I get out of it. Also, it's not like the only children you interact with are your own kids. If kids everywhere are annoying the fuck out of you or being rude for a specific reason, I think it's perfectly okay to complain about.

  nochopstix  |  10

The mum brought it on herself. If she wants to give her daughter a phone at age 13, common sense would be to also make sure she has manners and knows about etiquette. Simple rules and a little respect go along way.

  ThePez  |  0

People like you are the exact reason she said what she said. Just because your young doesent mean you don't know any manners. She should've been kind to her mother, she'll realize that someday and shouldn'tve been an ass.

  jcbinglis  |  6

Not everyone one likes hearing about their childhood. I forgot most of my life after a surgery that went bad and it's like a fresh start. I'm fine without my childhood and I hate it when my parents try to tell me about it.

  starbucksguy  |  16

And bacon. Bacon makes everything better. Bring alcohol too...

  ConesOfDeath  |  0

Ok ok ... I think I got it... We will take the kool aid powder and put it in the alcohol. We then use the bacon to stir the alcohol. Bacon flavored kool aid whiskey anyone?

  SolanumX  |  6

Well nows not the time for kool-aid because this comet isn't close enough to the earth or something. To, uh, beam us to our home planet. Or something. (There were two famous kool-aid mass suicides, did I guess the one you were thinking of?)

By  Ruffclue  |  9

I think she has really good txting plan.

  lonkite101  |  14

222- yeah they do


If I see one more comment like "kids these days," I swear..

I would understand if OP's daughter was at school or something and acted like that, but really, in front of your own mother and family? That's a little strange, but that's just my opinion!

Maybe.. Just MAYBE.. OP's daughter isn't going through any phase at all, and the whole topic just really isn't interesting to her.


25, what exactly do you swear...? I'm dying to know ._.

  EmmaxSampson  |  9

Unfortunately, it really is kids these days, I'm 17 and I'm a victim of it constantly. Not saying that's the case here she may have not known how to react to her mother. I know sometimes I don't know how to react to peoples emotions correctly and it seems careless but it's not.

  evilplatypus  |  36

"The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers."

Kids these days, indeed.

  retropiaf  |  2

Yah. I am all for bashing annoying kids and all, but really OP's daughter just act like a teen in her "teen" phase. Not every teen is this way, but that "whatever" attitude from a is nothing new. Some even say it's a fundamental step so.

  FranzFerdinand  |  18

"Kids these days…" well maybe if you guys raised us better, you wouldn't be complaining about it. ;)

But seriously, teenagers are at that age where they're trying to find themselves, figure life out and understand adulthood. We want independence and time to ourselves to sort our lives out, and it's been that way for a long time now. I try not to be, but I know that it probably makes me and my other fellow teens (some more than others, definitely) a bit self-centered and rebellious- we need to figure out how to live in the "real world" for ourselves, you know? So I don't think teens are bad, I think things are just confusing. While it might not be right to be as rude as OP's daughter, I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing to be a "typical teenager."
Although I will say that some people are really rude, kind of past the point of "weeellllll, it's hormones and stuff I guess." But in those cases, please recognize that rude adults exist too- it's not just "kids these days." Pots calling the kettles black. (;

/I'm sorry I write such long comments that are unrelated to the original post. Seriously.

FYL, OP, just because… well, you must have felt like shit.

  MitChell127  |  5

I know that a lot of teens these days are indeed self-centered jerks, but not all of us are like that. Some of us are still respectful and kind to our elders and show emotion when they speak to us. So don't judge the whole generation because some of us are bad. :)

  Pudagiah  |  12

I'm 13 years old, and I don't take my phone with me everywhere I go. Yes, I go on it a bit sometimes, but when someone talks to me, the phone turns off. I don't understand why people my age have no self control or respect. :(

By  Teabubbles  |  8

Awhh omg ugh kids these days. They don't seem appreciative anymore. Hang in there OP, i hope she comes up with something good for mothers day.

  livehappy  |  8

I appreciate everything my parents do for me. I'm a teenager. People stereotype all of us, and don't give us a chance to prove that we're not all self-centered. Before you say "kids these days," please realize we don't all do that, thanks.

  ConesOfDeath  |  0

It pisses me off when my friends get tickets and are hit by other drivers and they get the blame simply because of there age. It's like ageism. And ageism is wrong like racism. You can't charge an Asian more than a white man, so why a 17 year old more than a 37 year old.

I hope I can delete this in 20 years when I change my opinion as it will best help me then.

  boofgall  |  16

No kid is really typical anymore, really, everyone's become so branched out and different, so it's hard to say "kids these days". You may as well say "people these days", everybody does dumb stuff at some point. It's human.

  curlyfry33  |  8

I am a teen and i welcome those stereotypes because they are mostly true, I try my best not to be to cool or anything but some people are incredibly selfish. Yea, im talking to you! The one who is only 10 and is reading this with their iPhone, now go and tell your mom you love her!

  NeonPopRocks  |  14

199- Whoaa, easy there! My younger sister has an iPhone and shes only 10.... She saved up her money for years to get one (from 9 years old to 10) And she turns her iPhone off whenever she's being spoken to.

  The_Hitdude  |  12

Y?? O em geez i dont get y sooo many ppl thnk havn a phone @ 13 iz such a big deal?? Lyk im sur wen u wer lttl u ddnt care wat ur mom n dad sayd!!1! it isznt tht seryus guyz. Geez.

God, someone kill me now. Why do I do this to myself?

  twerp21  |  3

I'm so sorry, but I had to thumb you down for the first part of your comment.

  cathyfang1533  |  12

I see seven year olds walking around in mini skirts and listening to Britney Spears. I find that ignoring them usually helps. Society is changing, and although I don't agree with my generation sometimes, there's nothing I can do about it, but live my own life.

  IOmnomHard  |  10

50- very few teenagers actually type like that. I don't understand why everyone rapes leet speak when imitating texters. People make grammatical errors, and I've seen the occasional person purposefully use q's instead of g's to be cool, but seriously. Barely anyone texts like that.

  bizarre_ftw  |  21

I suggest not, no one needs to hear that >.<
My mum told me once, it was horrifying
I would've left, but we were at a restaurant and I was hungry, however by the time the food came I couldn't even eat >>.


Today, I was walking my dog when I saw a man trying to get a screaming little girl into a van. I called 911 and ran over yelling at him. His wife then got out of the van and explained the girl was their daughter and they were just trying to make her go to school. FML

By cutsiecurliee - / Thursday 5 November 2015 19:21 / United States - San Francisco

Today, I was choosing my soft drink at a restaurant. The kid in front of me was too short to reach the lids so I handed him one. His mom rushed over, pried it out of his hands, threw it away, and yelled, "She's filthy, don't use that." FML

By td1078 - / Thursday 24 May 2012 15:50 / United States - Rockville
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