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I'm only a year older than OP's daughter, and I would have probably gushed all about it! :') Am I the only one who loves hearing stories about their childhood?

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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.

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#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

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I'm 13 too and even though I'll admit I'd not get too gushy about it, I'd show more emotion than that. Maybe still an "I love you"

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I'm a year older than her too, and I would have been happy to hear that, plus, I don't use my cellphone when I'm eating with my family. That's just impolite.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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She lets her daughter have her cellphone at the table, and the kid was on it through the whole story. Do you expect her to suddenly give a shit after not paying attention?

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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.

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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.

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I would never have shown any kind of disrespect to my mom. She'd never let me get away with that.

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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.

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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?

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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?)

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227 - I have friends with blackberrys. It's very annoying. Can't iMessage them. Everyone should have an iPhone. That's just my personal opinion though.

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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.

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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.

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"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." -Socrates Kids these days, indeed.

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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.

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4, it says you're 18. I don't think that makes you old enough to say "kids these days" since you're talking about your own generation. 99, same goes for you.

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"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

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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. :)

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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. :(

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

You should've taken your daughter's phone, very cheeky behavior. I hate my generation for so many reasons...

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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 >>.

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I dont know about you guys, but if my mom tried to tell me how I was conceived I'd cover my ears and yell "NOPENOPENOPENOPE" and run.

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