It seems kids these days are growing up a lot faster that we would like.
 
Unfortunately, while you may have thought you had a few more years until your big kid hit their teen years, these 10 signs indicate that they are already turning into a teenager.
 
Door slamming
Seriously, your little one taking their anger and frustration out on the door can wear pretty thin fairly quickly.
 
Answering back
Trying to get the last word in is no doubt a favourite of your big kid right about now.
 
You’re not cool
They haven’t even reached the tween years, never mind the teenage ones, and already whatever little coolness you did have is now gone. Now you just embarrass them.
 
Talking about embarrassment...
Being told by your big kid to go away because you’re embarrassing them is a pretty hard sweet to swallow. You were sure you had another three years at least to hug and squeeze them before they went into school.
 
The posters
There is something quite sad about the One Direction posters replacing the cute fluffy animal ones. Even though you don’t like posters on your child’s wall anyway – think of the blue tack marks – you would prefer the cute ones over a band any day.
 
Clothes on the floor
The ‘floordrobe’ familiar in a teenager’s room is already starting in your little one’s bedroom. It won’t be long before your youngster’s carpet disappears beneath a layer of clothes.
 
Outfit changes
They must think they are famous or something with the amount of outfit changes they go through in a day. As if you didn’t have enough washing to do.
 
Not wearing the clothes you pick
Now we’re all for individuality here, but there is nothing more annoying then when your little one refuses to wear the clothes you lay out for them because “they look stupid”.
 
Procrastination
Thought you only had to face this when they hit exam years? Well think again. Getting your child to sit down and do their homework, never mind concentrate on it, can be a task that no mum wants.
 
Getting them up
When they were babies you struggled to get them to sleep but now they won’t get up in the morning. They are getting more like teenagers every day.
 

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