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10 Ways You Might Be Embarrassing Your Tween

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Copy Her Lingo

We're in favor of understanding tween-speak. Not only is it as interesting as picking up a second language, but it will save you a lot of trouble when it comes to keeping tabs on your tween's state of mind.

That said, every embarrassing parent should know this: It's one thing to understand what your tweens are saying in the backseat as you shuttle them to and from the movie theater. It's another thing entirely to repeat it.

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Do not, under any circumstances, shout "Holla!" to greet your tween. Try to actually laugh rather than say, "LOL." And, if you make a mistake, refrain from muttering, "My bad." If you're texting, steer clear of tween abbreviations, too. After all, AYSOS? (Are you stupid or something?)

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