6 things teens hate about their parents
Nagging, stalking and judging their friends? Teens hate it!
Judging their friends: ‘You shouldn’t hang out with Nikita, did you see that tattoo/lip piercing/nose ring she has!’ Teens are trying to make the right decisions, so avoid judging friends on appearance.
The clingy parent: Most teens really don’t enjoy the sloppy kisses at the school gate, forever-hugs in front of their friends or the constant: ‘Where are you going?’. Try toning it down a little, Mom.
Meddling: Whether it’s checking that they’ve done their homework, who they’re talking to or commenting about their weight – teens hate their privacy being threatened.
Stop the stalking: Okay, so you secretly wish to create a fake MXit profile and invite your teen to chat with you. Or perhaps you check your teen's and her friends' Facebook profiles every day? Either way, it’s creepy.
Nag, nag, nag: Parents, admit it - nagging is something that comes naturally. Especially when the room hasn't been cleaned or their washing is on the floor. Again.
‘But you used to...’: Constantly reminding your teen that they used to love your butternut soup or that they used to be your 'baby' is another sure fire way to drive them crazy.