17 Quotes From '13 Reasons Why' That Remind Us Just How Hard High School Can Be

Liz Alterman | May 5, 2017 TV

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When you're an adult, you may sometimes feel nostalgic for your teen years, but many moms and dads recall the angst, awkwardness, and stress that dominated their high school experiences. The much-talked-about Netflix series 13 Reasons Why reminds us just how difficult navigating friendships, love, and adolescence in general can be (in case you'd blocked it out!).

Aside from the difficult topics of suicide and assault, the show, based on the best-selling book by Jay Asher, contains dozens of heart-wrenching observations that will make you remember just how challenging it can be to find your way during those formative years.

If you're the parent of a tween or teen, these can shed a little light into what your son or daughter may be feeling at different points in their journey toward adulthood. 


If you or someone you know has expressed suicidal thoughts, please let them know they are not alone. Text START to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741, or visit the Suicide Prevention Resource Center at www.sprc.org 


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