What the Word 'Teenager' Really Means

teenage girlTeens: Can't live with 'em, can't ship 'em off to college ... yet. Seriously though, how does one define a "teen" these days? They're not exactly the creatures we were, though there are of course some things that haven't changed about adolescence over the past couple of decades (raging hormones? Check!).

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Still, when it comes to teens, it's helpful to know exactly what you're up against -- that's why we've come up with 10 (sometimes painfully) accurate definitions of this (sometimes painfully) awkward phase of human development.

Does #4 sound like somebody living in your house?

 

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