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At 12 years old, because part of it is their "job".

It's annoying as heck though, isn't it? Just makes you wanna use corporal punishment.

I think [I]usually[/I] when my teens talk back it's because either they are a)hungry/angry/lonely/tired or because I am, or because I said something naggy or sarcastic and they are just responding in kind to what I had dished out. Generally, when I am respectful of them, they are respectful of me. Generally.

Plus, they have that whole hormonal shift going on and get a bit off balance dealing with it. Imagine having your "monthly" carrying on for months on end, but it's the first time your hormones are like this and it's making your voice change and other weird things you "can't" put words to or talk to your parents about.





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