We don’t appreciate how easy life is until it gets harder and when you’re growing up and turning into a teenager you notice this massively! There are many struggles of growing up and we have picked out some of the best! If you are a teen you might be able to relate or have past those years you’ll be able to look back and laugh at those struggles of growing up.
Growing up means being noticed and noticing others and this leads to first loves! But with that comes nosey parents and relationship drama!
Yep, growing up means exams and this means stress, scare, learning, revising and grades!! No more colouring in and nap times.
Parents Being Embarrassing
When you get into your teens, parents become the most embarrassing and they definitely take advantage of this!
They never seem to see your side of the argument or even hear you out!
We thought we escaped these when we were babies but no they have returned and they are the worst!
Forever Being Told Off
When you’re growing up it often feels like you cannot do right for wrong and that you’re always being told off for everything.
Waking up early, homework, grades, boring lessons – enough said.
When growing up, has its positives and negative. Constantly growing can mean loads of nice new shoes but can also mean not fitting your favourites.
Growing up means having those all-important conversations, but at these times it is hard to tell who is more awkward between the parents and the kid!
Being Generally Awkward
When growing up, you find yourself being generally pretty awkward. No one can say why but it just happens!
Finding Real Friends
When growing up, you will soon learn who your real friends are and who to surround yourself with.
When you’re growing up this is normally one of the most important things to you and it is essential to stay cool at all times – parents often ruin this.
‘No, You’re Too Young’
This resounding sentence will be the bane of your life! There isn’t a clear line between being a kid and an independent teen so get comfy because it’s a long road!
The dreaded word… puberty! Hormones will be growing crazy and everything will be changing but in a few years you will look back and thank it for it will make you blossom and shift that puppy fat.
Then Comes The Spots
Everyone gets them, some worse than others but what is for sure is that they are never wanted. Unfortunately, this is not a perk of growing up.
Cringing At Past
From baby photo’s to just before your teens is so embarrassing, these will not be found memories you can smile about for at least 15 years yet.
With growing up comes rebelling, we’re not sure why we do it but we all do. Whether this is piercings, hair dye or crazy outfits, chances are we’ve all been there and done that.
First jobs are never glamorous but to prove you are old, sensible and independent then they have to be done. Not to mention earning your own money isn’t a bad thing.
There was once a stage where bedtime was the worst thing ever and you wanted to stay up forever but now all you want is a nap and you are forever sleepy! Any alarm earlier than 11am is far too early.
From 13 to 19 you will have non-stop cliché teenage jokes, no they are not funny and yes we have heard them all before.