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Why Being the Mom of a Teen Is the Best!

May 1 2014 - 4:32am

Let's be honest, moms, raising a teen [1] can be pretty rough — so much so that you sometimes wish they'd return to their diaper-wearing days. But between the major mood swings and not-so-pleasant odors, there are plenty of moments to make us smile. So when your kid starts to stress you out, remind yourself that being the parent of a teen is actually pretty awesome.

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They start to gain some independence . . .

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. . . But still need help with the little things.

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You don't have to let them win anymore.

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You finally get to sit on their laps.

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Matching outfits become cool again!

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You no longer have to be the chauffeur.

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They are old enough to make their own money . . .

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. . . Which doesn't stop you from occasionally slipping them a $20.

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Your family can finally travel somewhere besides Disney World.

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They show you how to friend someone on Facebook.

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They teach you how to take the perfect selfie.

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They are one year closer to college.

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And one year closer to calling you their best friend.

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