Teens embarrassed by old parents?

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 0 comments

Image: Hangin' with Grandpa and Grandma, by Jessica Merz, on Flickr
I've known kids with younger parents - one of my friends and my husband's niece had children at 16/17 years old.

Older parents - some of my first cousins are my daughter's age - my aunts/uncles were in their late 40's having them.

And being raised by grandparents.

When the kids are young, all their parents seem old to them - regardless of actual age.

When they are old enough to get the difference, they found them embarrassing for other reasons.

Although, in my experience, the teenage children of parents who had them really young are more embarrassed than those with older parents.

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