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Today I’m writing at Babble about the realization that people don’t think my kids are cute anymore and how this affects interactions with strangers. People don’t seem to like teenagers very much and treat them quite differently than they treat elementary-aged kids and toddlers and babies. There are, of course, good reasons for this but I’ve been struck by the behavior, more often than not, that communicates people expect teenagers to be behaving badly, even if they aren’t or they are behaving as any other grown-up might.

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