Favorite hashtags for parents of teens and tweens

Favorite hashtags for parents of teens and tweens

On this date one decade ago, the hashtag made its debut.

I confess that I didn't notice. I'm also guessing it didn't register for many of you, given that you were likely wrangling at least one little person who demanded a fair amount of your attention at the time.

Even if I had noticed, I'm pretty sure that I had no idea how to use them.

But now, hashtags are pretty ubiquitous. Merriam-Webster defines hashtag as "a word or phrase preceded by the symbol # that classifies or categorizes the accompanying text (such as a tweet)." The folks behind the dictionary elaborated a bit in a tweet. (And if you aren't following their Twitter account, I highly recommend it. It's pretty great.)

Of course, there are the usual #parenting, #teens and #raisingteens hashtags, but those don't take full adventage of the snark potential our good friends at Merriam-Webster have highlighted. Here are some of my favorite made up hashtags for parents of tweens and teens:

#IAmNotanATM

#StopEyeRollingNow

#ThatsNotFunny

#WhyWouldYouDoThat?

#HormonesAreCrazy

#ExhaustedTeenParent

#WhileYouLiveUnderThisRoof

#DidYouThinkBeforeYouDidThat?

#HelpMeILiveWithSomeoneWho'sBrainIsNotYetFullyFormed

#IKnowYouCanHearMe

#Asking3TimesShouldBeEnough

#I'mSmarterThanMyKidThinksIAm

#LoseTheAttitude

#PleaseDon'tMakeMeDoMiddleSchoolAgain

#ChooseKind

#NoIdeaWhattheSourceofthatSmellIs

#Don'tWanttoKnowEither

#BiggerKidsBiggerProblems

#WatchYourTone

#MyKidEatsMeOutOfHouseandHome

#TryingtoRaiseAGoodPerson

#PuttheDevicesDown

#WithFreedomComesResponsibility

#PleaseMakeGoodChoices

#SlowDown

#BreakIsontheRight.TheRight!THERIGHT!

#DoesThisParentingRollerCoasterEverStop?

#No

#SayingNoIsntAlwaysEasy

#ImYourParentNotYourFriend

#ParenthoodIsNotForWimps

#YouWantToDoWhat?

#GodHelpMe

#TheyDoLeaveHomeRight?

#SoSadMyKidIsLeavingHome

#ILiveinaHormonalHurricane

#ILoveYouMoreThanYouKnow

I know that these barely scratch the surface. What hashtags would you add to this list? Please share in the comments below!

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Favorite hashtags for parens of tweens and teens

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