This post: 75 Hilarious Tweets About Raising Teenagers That Are So Relatable
Written by: Marybeth Bock
They make us sigh.
They make us cry.
They are our greatest joy and our biggest challenge.
If you’re a parent of teens, then you know! It takes a special blend of patience, humor, unconditional love, deep breathing, and sometimes, the sneaky skill of hiding out in your closet eating a bowl of ice cream just so you can regain your sanity.
But one great thing about these challenging teenage years is that every parent of teens can relate to the universal frustrations and joys that we all feel. We just get it!
Thankfully, we never have to look very far to find a funny parent who takes to social media to share their experiences and make us all laugh out loud in solidarity. We really ARE all in this together!
Here are 75 hilarious tweets about raising teenagers that we’ve rounded up to give you a chuckle and help you remember that you are never alone on your parenting journey.
75 Hilarious Tweets About Raising Teenagers That Are So Relatable
Spend quality time with your kids. Force them to hold your hand and skip with you. Do this with your teens. Do it at the mall. -@Cheeseboy22
If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you, it’s probably your teen who needs money for gas. –@sarcasticmommy4
Pray for my teen who is unable to eat his dinner because tragically, the vibes are off. -@maryfairybobrry
Thoughts and prayers for my teen, she’s fine, but apparently, I “blinked wrong” while she was telling me a story and now, she just can’t even. -@IDontSpeakWhine
My teen just told me she hates waking up to an alarm clock because it ruins her day. I think we finally agreed on something for once. -@goaskyourdad
Having a teenager is like having a cat that only comes out to eat and hisses when you try to pet it. -@untameablesoul1
Hell hath no fury like a teenager who was kindly, gently asked by their loving parent, “Hey, how are you this morning?” -@LetMeStart
Road trips with teenagers are fun if you enjoy them eating all the good snacks and telling you that your music choices are garbage. -@juliannawimer
My Saturday night plans: picking up one of my teens from HER Saturday night plans. -@Six_Pack_Mom
Nothing makes me more nervous than a text from my teenage son that says, “How soon will you be home mom?” -@FinallyHeSleeps
Having an 18-year-old is sending them an “I love you text” and getting a thumbs-up reply. -@lisabodnar
My 15-year-old daughter was complaining about her younger cousin waking her up and said, “You have no idea what it’s like to open your eyes and see someone else’s face 4 inches away from yours” and I laughed and laughed because karma is real. -@IDontSpeakWhine
A fun thing about having teens is how they text you from school to tell you they don’t like their lunch. -@sarcasticmommy4
My teen said I was old and out of touch. I told him to eat my shorts ’cause that’s hella whack home skillet. -@dadmann_walking
Who else has had entire conversations with their teenager, unaware that they had their AirPods in and were just making random, affirmative grunt noises until you stopped talking and left them alone? -@juliannawimer
Don’t give up hope, parents of uncommunicative teens. Today my newly chatty son said, “Nah” only three hours after I asked him a question. -@HousewifeOfHell
“I’m not really hungry for dinner” is teenager for “You are definitely going to find three empty soda bottles and 16 fruit snack wrappers in my bedroom.” -@sweetmomissa
What I say: don’t leave dirty dishes in your room. What my kids hear: your room should look like a prison cafeteria riot. -@RodLacroix
Parenting tip: learn to break dance so when you meet your teenagers’ new friends, you have a cool talent to show them. -@Cheeseboy22
At least 40% of raising a teenager is arguing about wearing coats and jackets. -@antiheroine
Just watched one of my teens struggle for 10 minutes to use a can opener on a can of soup with a pull tab. The good news: she did get the can open, and that’s likely one less college tuition for us. -@Six_Pack_Mom
Whenever my teen cleans his room, I get a brand-new set of dishes. -@MomofTeen
Shoutout to all the parents who are ruining their teen’s life by making them wear weather-appropriate clothing. -@TheMandiEm
Found a chewed apple core in the shower. #teens -@AndyRichter
I remind my daughter to brush her teeth, style her hair, change her outfit four times, bake homemade banana bread, finish a four-page assignment, and text 12 friends by telling her we are leaving in 2 minutes. -@mommajessiec
Parenting tip: Asking your 16-year-old daughter why she listens to such stupid music is NOT the best conversation starter. -@steveolivas
Me: Hurry Up!
My teen: does the opposite of hurry up for the next five years. -@PerfectPending
Stay tuned for my next book all about raising teenagers that will be entitled, “I don’t know what time it starts or where I’m going or who’s going to be there, and I’m annoyed you’re so concerned over minor details.” -@BigMama
My teen can’t find her shoes and she has nobody to blame but me, her dad, me again, her siblings, her own shoes, the school bus, the cat, the stupid house, the universe… -@mommajessiec
My teen has been doing chores since I got home. Pulled weeds, mowed the yard, and took out the garbage. And any seasoned parent knows that I’m more suspicious than grateful. -@calli_mt
Son, when I was a teenager, we didn’t have to spend $2000 on a skywriter to ask a girl to prom. -@Cheeseboy22
Shopping with my teen daughter. If you need me, I’ll be sitting right outside the dressing room, losing the will to live. -@Six_Pack_Mom
My teen said that I was 8% fun, so I’m totally winning this parenting thing! -@PetrickSara
I used a period at the end of my sentence in a text and my 17-year-old asked me if I was mad. -@LifePitts
How is it that my teenager feels free to scroll through my phone, check out my entire camera roll and read every last one of my text messages, but has a literal stroke if I make eye contact with her lock screen? -@ChristiLukasiak
Marybeth Bock, MPH, is Mom to two young adults and one delightful hound dog. She has logged time as a military spouse, childbirth educator, college instructor, and freelance writer. She lives in Arizona and thoroughly enjoys research and writing – as long as iced coffee is involved. Her work can be found on numerous websites and in two books. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.