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8 ‘Most Annoying’ Things People Say To Teenagers (And What They Actually Mean)

Do you ever feel like all the adults in your life are repeating the same things over and over again? Do you wonder what they’re actually trying to say? Here’s a handy-dandy dictionary to decode the annoying grownup lingo you encounter in your everyday life:

1. “It’s not that I don’t trust you, but….”

Translation: I don’t trust you

2. “Your body is changing and it might make you feel uncomfortable.”

Translation: Your body is changing and I feel uncomfortable

3. “Your frontal cortex is still developing.”

Translation: I just read one dumb science article, and I have you all figured out

4. “Your hormones are raging.”

Translation: I find you terrifying

5. “This is a very emotional time in your life.”

Translation: Please stop crying

6. “Don’t grow up too fast.”

Translation: Don’t have sex! Don’t do what adults do!

7.”You have the rest of your life to have sex.”

Translation: Don’t get pregnant, or, don’t get someone pregnant!

8. “One day, you’ll look back on this moment and laugh.”

Translation: Sorry kid, I’ve got nothing to offer you

Okay, so now it’s your turn. What have I missed out? What annoying thing(s) do people frequently say to you just because you’re a teenager? Share with us in the comments.

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