How to Awaken a Teenager

Posted on October 30th, 2010

This is the post that pretty much has been in everyone’s email and was on Yahoo! I thought I should post it here because…well, I wrote it. Have a great weekend!

When you first become a parent, nobody tells you that the tiny, cute, little baby in your arms will someday grow up to be a teenager. Oh sure, we all expect it to happen, but seriously, are any of us fully prepared for the teen years?

No, we aren

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14 Responses to “How to Awaken a Teenager”

  1. Mary Says:

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and identifying yourself as the author of that wonderful post! There’s no way that I could have or would have taken credit for it! Now that I know who to give credit to, I will definitely do that!
    Thanks again!

  2. Laurie Says:

    Hey Mary, Thank you for reposting it! I appreciate it!

  3. Kim Nemecek Says:

    Really nice article, I have been looking to read something of this nature and your writing has fit the bill perfectly, thanks very much indeed.

  4. Marisol Says:

    First off congratulations on getting your blog post published on Yahoo that’s quite the accomplishment. Second i just wanted to tell you how much i love your blog now. I find it to be very refreshing and witty. The moment i read your “How to awaken a teenager” post on Yahoo i knew this was a blog i wanted to follow.

  5. Laurie Says:

    Thank you, Marisol and Kim. The Yahoo thing was a total fluke, but really, really cool I have to admit :) Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

  6. Pamela Cordova Says:

    I have learned teenagers are a different species all their own………LOL

  7. Laurie Says:

    LOL. Yes they are a different species. Hopefully I’ll be able to understand them someday :)

  8. Scholarshipsmoney Says:

    Hello, you site is very funny he told me to cheer up .. Merry Christmas.

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    Fabulous article. Thank you so much!

  10. Kjoler Online Says:

    Very well written article, been reading it twice now and I had to show my friend too, hehe. Thanks again. Marie Strouberg , Sweden

  11. Alexandra Says:



    Except for me, it’s the 9 year old that’s a bear.

  12. Laurie Says:

    Yikes! Hopefully he’s not a big bear by the time he makes it to a teen :)

  13. Kimberly at Rubber Chicken Madness Says:

    Hysterical and absolutely positively undeniably true! My teen is the KING of the snooze button. I just wonder how he’s going to wake up when he goes to college? Any tips for that phase?

  14. Laurie Says:

    Lol@rubberchicken madness! I figure when junior gets to college he’ll learn the hard way never to sign up for an early class :) also? I’ve trained one of the dogs to wake him up. Cuz I’m mean that way :)

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