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Who else is sick of “Teenagers are really struggling during COVID” stories?

Also “Mothers of young kids have it tough these days” articles.

Got it. We know. Thank you for sharing and good bye.

by Anonymousreply 80Last Sunday at 2:06 PM


by Anonymousreply 105/04/2021

Covid = breeder disease

by Anonymousreply 205/04/2021

Nobody has ever suffered like Gen Z has, dont ya know?

by Anonymousreply 305/04/2021

Unless they're trans, they are NOT suffering.

by Anonymousreply 405/04/2021

As my mother the child of the Depression and WWII said after 9/11, "They run a couple of planes into a couple of buildings and the whole country falls apart. We're WIMPS."

by Anonymousreply 505/04/2021

But I can’t overschedule my child to make him the most interesting thing in my life? HOW DARE YOU?

by Anonymousreply 605/04/2021

And do we have to listen to OP bewailing about this sad sob stories? Give us a break.

by Anonymousreply 705/04/2021

Is R7 a teenager or a frau?

by Anonymousreply 805/04/2021

I am! Gen Z sounds like a bunch of entitled wimps. They aren’t even isolated. They can zoom with their fucking friends and have facetime sex!!! When I was a teen we didn’t have a computer cam yet. Most people I knew still didn't have internet access.

by Anonymousreply 905/04/2021

I don't feel badly for most. Just give them a do-over. Everyone's a little more mature, etc.

But this year would have SUCKED to be a high-school senior.

by Anonymousreply 1005/04/2021

After Gen Z are the generations gonna be given numbers? Or double letters? Or do we even bother anymore because they just keep getting worse and worse?

by Anonymousreply 1105/04/2021

Who keeps perpetuating the bullshit that Gen Z and teens have it so hard? I’m sick of it too

by Anonymousreply 1205/04/2021

I don't think the media grasps that not everyone is deeply fascinated by teenagers lives. You see a similar pattern in tv shows, where the directors ruin entire episodes by suddenly pivoting focus towards the main characters bratty teenage children.

by Anonymousreply 1305/04/2021

Zoomer's stupid idiot parents R12

by Anonymousreply 1405/04/2021

Their parents doomed them a long time ago when they named them stupid names like Brayden and Cayden. What are other retarded names we can add to the list?

by Anonymousreply 1505/04/2021

"Who else is sick of “Teenagers are really struggling during COVID” stories?"

I'd imagine any adult with arrested development who thinks they're still the baby that needs coddling.

by Anonymousreply 1605/04/2021

You realize it’s not the kids but the entitled parents, right? “Little Junior will simply DIE if he can’t go to prom, spring break, or on a 2 year global vacation, own a new car, impregnate half the town, or rent a beach party house every single summer with daddy’s credit card.” That, and business interests constantly planting little media seeds that the country can’t survive without buying all the unnecessary things all the time.

by Anonymousreply 1705/04/2021

Is it bad that I'm not mad that 20% of new cases are teenagers? Thin the herd.

by Anonymousreply 1805/04/2021

I am. And I am sick of hearing endlessly about SCHOOLS and how can the fraus in my office be expected to ever return to the office if SCHOOL is remote????

We’ve been listening to parents bitch nonstop since this started. And point fingers and those of us who are childfree for having it so easy blah blah blah MUST BE NICE etc. Like having children wasn’t an active choice they made.

Over it.

Also teenagers exist mostly online at this point - don’t they? So what’s the big deal? If this had happened when I was a teen in the 90s, we would have been stuck inside with one huge desktop for the whole family and AOL on a shitty dial up modem.

by Anonymousreply 1905/04/2021

We need more "Eldergays are really struggling during COVID" stories about lonely sex-deprived gay men.

by Anonymousreply 2005/04/2021

^god forbid breeders raise their own kids and not rely on the public school system to do it for them.

by Anonymousreply 2105/04/2021

[quote]After Gen Z are the generations gonna be given numbers? Or double letters?

Emojis, one imagines

Generation 🤮

by Anonymousreply 2205/04/2021

I feel bad for them, especially the last graduating class, and probably this one as well. Yeah, it's not the world's greatest dilemma of all time, but it still sucks.

by Anonymousreply 2305/04/2021

Only one example but I spoke to a HS senior last year and told her I was sorry she had to miss prom and graduation and all of that other stuff.

She said that her and her twin sister weren't too worried about it. And these are two popular girls.

She said they were more concerned about how their freshman year of college was going to work.

by Anonymousreply 2405/04/2021

They can eat a dick.

by Anonymousreply 2505/05/2021

What exactly is so stressful fo rthem?

by Anonymousreply 2605/05/2021


Do you dinosaurs know how hard it is being Woke?

Do you know how hard it is seeing Trans oppression eveywhere? Racism everwhere? Conspiracies everywhere? People who need CANCELLING everywhere? It’s hell on earth!!! It’s a HOLOCAUST!!!

by Anonymousreply 2705/05/2021

Expect around 2040, when the current generation start reaching middle age and experience burnout, a whole lot of books based on: “It’s Time To Stop Agonising And Start Living!”

Start scribbling now to cash in!

“Where Did My Life Go? Waking Up From Woke.”

by Anonymousreply 2805/05/2021

Whiny brats

by Anonymousreply 2905/05/2021

I guess it's better than NYT stories about Trump supporters are handling COVID and how they still love Dear Leader

by Anonymousreply 3005/05/2021

Little bastards!

by Anonymousreply 3105/05/2021

I try to imagine what it would have been like in junior high/high school to be suddenly confined with classes through video for most of a year. I don't know how I would have managed. Some students will definitely be impacted, especially if they lost family members on top of it without being able to attend a funeral and all the troubles. This is their formative years. If there are nefarious lifetime consequences to the pandemic for the youth, the reaction of the adults shouldn't be scoffing at it. We need to fix it. We don't know what this felt like because we haven't lived it as a kid.

I've read an article stating that about 10% of high school students "lost contact" with their schools (all problems included, internet problems, family issues, bad school online infrastructure). It's a disaster for their education.

by Anonymousreply 3205/05/2021

Yes, my cousin’s boy. A “senior” but school has been a complete waste of time. He checks in on Zoom and then goes back to bed. Home alone as both parents are working. He is an average student in the best of times but now he’s completely disengaged. The stress of what to do after he graduates is making him ill, poor kid.

by Anonymousreply 3305/05/2021

This girl is "struggling."

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by Anonymousreply 3405/05/2021

^ Did she have a gun?

by Anonymousreply 3505/05/2021

As a front-line healthcare worker, nothing makes me roll my eyes harder than stories about teens whining because they didn't get to go to a prom!

I don't read those stories, for fear that I will literally damage my eye muscles from excess eye-rolling.

by Anonymousreply 3605/05/2021

r5, I like the cut of your mother’s jib!

by Anonymousreply 3705/05/2021

So, they'll miss a few proms and graduations. Big deal! Those are overrated anyway. Anyone who believes those are the most exciting events in a person's life probably peaked around age 18.

by Anonymousreply 3805/05/2021

If Covid hadn’t happened in the 70s or 80s parents would have told their kids to just buck up and deal with it. And the kids would have been fine.

by Anonymousreply 3905/05/2021

I'm sick of hearing about old and fat people dying from covid while everyone else puts their lives on hold for them, wish they'd just lock away the fatties and coffin dodgers and let everyone else live their lives.

by Anonymousreply 4005/05/2021

Theoretically I agree. But my 13 year old niece went through a full fledged mental breakdown this past year. Totally normal kids - they have 4 and she is a twin. Not pushy parents, a happy relationship and all the other kids are fine. But something happened where she started being terrified of death and of her parents leaving the house. She cried, screamed and hyperventilated. It was scary. They took her to a shrink eventually. Had to eventually use meds because the kid was not functioning - could not go out, scared of everything, melted down at school when pushed to go and then had to homeschool.

In my day, i would have been yelled at and told to just do it. They tried that too for a while but clearly the kid was sinking further into terror bordering institutionalization. I honestly don’t know what it is - assume too much information access via internet is part of it. But I do feel that there was no other solution short of institutionalization. Really scary.

by Anonymousreply 4105/05/2021

Everyone needs to go through some hardships. If anything, they're going to look around at how fucking selfish and antisocial so many older people (Republicans) are.

by Anonymousreply 4205/05/2021

[quote]If Covid hadn’t happened in the 70s or 80s parents would have told their kids to just buck up and deal with it. And the kids would have been fine.

The must be more or less what happened then, because I have no memory of this!

by Anonymousreply 4305/05/2021

I am sick of the Chinese spreading disgusting diseases and ruining our economies because it's the only way those commiefascists can take over the world.

Go report back to your leaders at the CCP.

by Anonymousreply 4405/05/2021

I know r36, but you’re an adult with an adult’s perspective. Teenagers still growing, maturing, hormonal. They’ve been told what to do, where to go and what time to be there all their lives. Now they’re adrift in this amorphous world watching sketchy online classes in their pajamas, their parents are bickering, and their grandparents are dying.

by Anonymousreply 4505/05/2021

Teenagers need their BABYSITTERS-----I mean TEACHERS----back.....

by Anonymousreply 4605/05/2021

Teen Social Media Whores are more likely to study. link posted.

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by Anonymousreply 4705/05/2021

I advocate a good belting! I was reading the other day about two Brit parliamentarians born in the 1840s: they both went to work as children: one at 8 in the mines, and the other at 10 in the shipbuilding industry. Did they whinge?

by Anonymousreply 4805/05/2021

OP is jealous of parents who care about teenagers because she is getting old and isn't a teen anymore.

by Anonymousreply 4905/05/2021

Absolutely no one is jealous of parents of teenagers R49

by Anonymousreply 5005/05/2021

Those of us who experienced the true HELL of high school will never be able to understand teenagers struggling during covid.

I’ve worked with people on parole who possess stunted emotional maturity and they are far more stable than our teen-aged demented savages.

by Anonymousreply 5105/05/2021

Teen girls are upset that there is no prom because it is a prelude to their wedding, where they get to feel like a princess. Teen boys are upset that there is no prom, because that's the time when they get laid. But, in the long run, it might be good for the SJW set. After all, the ugly girls and gay boys won't be put through the trauma of a blow to their self-esteem. They can feel good about themselves.

by Anonymousreply 5205/06/2021

What do we expect from a general public that has overreacted to COVID?

COVID death numbers have been juiced (deaths from and with covid are two different things), and people have enjoyed the hysteria of COVID because ultimately, most people live boring lives and crave novelty.

We have governments that have enacted public policy based on a hysterical public. Are we surprised that we continue to hear hysterical responses from an uncritical population?

by Anonymousreply 5305/06/2021

R53 It's not shocking. We sacrificed the young and the working for the old and the rich, as most on here are old and fat and live dull lives, they are loving covid.

by Anonymousreply 5405/06/2021

Of course these days kids are struggling...they’re raised by useless parents who’ve indulged them to the point they try to kill themselves the second they can’t do what they want.

by Anonymousreply 5505/06/2021

For the idiot the idiot at R53 and anyone as useless as them: In the US alone, the number of deaths, as in actual deaths, was hundreds of thousands of people higher in 2020 than in 2019. If it wasn’t COVID that caused actual deaths to skyrocket, SOMETHING did.

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by Anonymousreply 5605/06/2021

Some really damaged people posting here recently. I'm sorry you've been treated poorly by life and made poor decisions.

by Anonymousreply 5705/06/2021

[quote]I'm sick of hearing about old and fat people dying from covid while everyone else puts their lives on hold for them, wish they'd just lock away the fatties and coffin dodgers and let everyone else live their lives.

[quote]most on here are old and fat and live dull lives, they are loving covid.

Well, r54, these "old and fat" Dataloungers are apparently the only people you have to talk to about hard-hitting topics such as "Hiddleston has wrinkles" and "there might be an interracial couple in a Marvel movie."

Why are you even on a forum of olds and fats if their mere existence angers you so much you wish they were all dead?

by Anonymousreply 5805/06/2021

[quote] It's a disaster for their education.

R32, tell it to Abe Lincoln.

by Anonymousreply 5905/06/2021

r53 & and r54 are insane pigs.

by Anonymousreply 6005/06/2021

R60 Says the old, fatty.

by Anonymousreply 6105/06/2021


by Anonymousreply 6205/06/2021

R56 excess deaths aren't covid deaths, rather deaths due to covid policy - people not getting early treatment for other conditions as an example. Plus due to less severe previous flu seasons - there is a higher base of vulnerable people compared to previous years.

by Anonymousreply 6305/06/2021

[quote] I am! Gen Z sounds like a bunch of entitled wimps. They aren’t even isolated. They can zoom with their fucking friends and have facetime sex!!! When I was a teen we didn’t have a computer cam yet. Most people I knew still didn't have internet access.

I was thinking about this a couple of months back. My cousin was bitching on Facebook about how her teenage son has to play shortened season of high school baseball and how he doesn't see his friends too often. Months before that, she was constantly posting about doing group zooms and Facebook room gatherings with her son, his friends, and the friends' parents. Her son has also posted about facetime and zoom with friends.

I was a teenager in the late 90s and early 00s. It wasn't until around 2001 or 2002, that more friends had Internet access. in their homes. I started using instant messaging maybe in 1999 or 2000, but very few of my friends used that back then.

by Anonymousreply 6405/06/2021

Maybe we can check in with the European and Asian teens who lived through WWII, to see how traumatized they were by six years of slaughter. I'm sure Anne Frank would've welcomed a Zoom class once in a while.

by Anonymousreply 6505/06/2021

It's the parents who are the most upset, because all the helicopter have made all sorts of promises to their kids that they can't deliver on.

Stupid promises like "I'll always make things okay", "I'll protect you", "You don't have a thing to worry about as long as I'm around", etc. They've never told the kids "Shit happens and sometimes you just have to deal", and the kids are feeling betrayed and they've had 24/7/365 to make their feelings about their parents clear.

by Anonymousreply 6605/06/2021

A lot of posters here must have had rotten childhoods. You can tell by the resentment.

Girls, get yo'self some compassion. Teens have been killing themselves through this epidemic. It sounds like very few of you received emotional support for your teen years.

by Anonymousreply 6705/07/2021

When I was a teen, I made my own damned emotional support!

by Anonymousreply 6805/07/2021

I am sick of everyone's covid struggle, everyone has had the same or similar experience, no ones struggle is special.

by Anonymousreply 6905/07/2021

R69 sod off! Mine was the worst!

by Anonymousreply 7005/07/2021

[quote]Also teenagers exist mostly online at this point - don’t they? So what’s the big deal? If this had happened when I was a teen in the 90s, we would have been stuck inside with one huge desktop for the whole family and AOL on a shitty dial up modem.

I kind of see this way too. with teenagers being mostly online. The other day, my mom was saying how she felt sorry that my 17 year old nephew hasn't seen in his friends for close to a year. The big problem with my mom is that she ignores that pre-pandemic my nephew didn't see his friends outside of school all that much and was basically communicating with them through online gaming, Facetime, and text messaging. My mom also ignores the fact that my sister never encouraged my nephew to hang out more at friends' homes, invite friends over, get involved in extracurriculars, clubs outside of school, etc. Basically, when my nephew was already a home body, the only thing the pandemic took was the time he had with friends at school. He's also had his own iPhone, iPad, gaming consoles, computers for years. My mom is the type of person who whines about relatives sometimes checking their phones, play games on their, or texting at family events. But when my nephew does the same things, she stays quiet about it. There was a incident a few years ago, when my cousin's son graduated from college and hosted a party at their home. My sister and my nephew showed up and he asked my cousin for the wifi password and then plugged headphones into his iPad and spent most of the party playing games and not really talking to anyone. My mom, of course stayed quiet. But, if another relative or a relative's kid did the same thing she would have been bitching about it.

There are some teenagers who don't always exist online and do things that aren't phone or Internet based. A close friend's daughter is a bit younger than my nephew. She has been in ice skating and ice dancing clubs, dance classes and performance groups, and art clubs for years. Some of her school friends are in those clubs and she has friends from other schools who are in those clubs. My friend had said that not seeing friends or not hanging out in person has taken a toll on her daughter. But, her daughter eventually realized that activities will resume later on and then she won't have to be dependent on Facetime and chat to connect with friends. I can sympathize a bit more with my friend's daughter because the daughter didn't have all of her communication methods with friends tied mostly to online or smartphone methods.

by Anonymousreply 71Last Sunday at 10:59 AM

Kids were the vectors of COVID

by Anonymousreply 72Last Sunday at 11:02 AM

Zero fucks to give for parents crying they suddenly need to rear their children.

by Anonymousreply 73Last Sunday at 12:52 PM

If high school had shut down for a year when I was a freshman, sophomore or junior (senior year was tolerable), I'd have kissed the ground.

thank you, Jesus! The secret works!!

Hated every last second of it; if my high school college prep school ever calls me for a penny, I'll tell them what I think of my experience.

by Anonymousreply 74Last Sunday at 12:55 PM

Most of the overly coddled little twats running around these days are struggling with anything that interferes with there fun time. Most of them should have been smothered at birth.

by Anonymousreply 75Last Sunday at 12:57 PM

R73 Around here, the breeders have been lobbying hard to push the school district to return to in-person classes five days per week. To the extent that I've seen "Tell the Superintendent -- 5 Days A Week!" yard signs cropping up. Partner and I call them the "We Hate Our Kids!" signs.

by Anonymousreply 76Last Sunday at 12:59 PM

Kids are failing with online classes at a very high rate.

by Anonymousreply 77Last Sunday at 1:02 PM

They're failing because their lazy parents aren't making sure they're doing the work.

by Anonymousreply 78Last Sunday at 1:40 PM

I'd like to know if it's middle-class kids failing at a high rate, or poor kids, or both.

by Anonymousreply 79Last Sunday at 1:43 PM

Both, R79.

Truth is, most people don’t even know how to handle their kids. They, too, were dropped off at Kindergarten and school when they were kids.

R76 Good one

by Anonymousreply 80Last Sunday at 2:06 PM
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