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On A Scale of One to Five Stars, We Rated Life With Teens

No one told us life with teens would be like this. Or did they? Maybe we should have read the reviews first.

Rate Life With Teens

3 out of 5 stars

 

After multiple experiences, I’ve noticed there is a lack of consistency. I never know what to expect. Some days are brilliant, all I could hope for. Other days, I wonder what the heck I was thinking. I would appreciate a more consistent experience.

Five out of five stars

Just received my first teenager! Today was pretty great – lots of smiles and there was even cake. 13 is amazing, highly recommend!! UPDATE: Just to let others know, I did find out the novelty of life with teens wears off a little after the first day. Performance now a little uneven. Will update again as I see how it goes long-term.

Zero out of five stars

Very expensive. Not a good value. All the money we “saved” when we stopped using diapers? We’re spending twice that on iPhones and data plans. The grocery bill has tripled. Car insurance is through the roof. And saving for college? Ugh, don’t even get me started on that. And no return policy—what’s up with that?

One out of five stars

I wasn’t looking forward to the experience. I’ve heard people say they want to go to sleep and wake up when it’s over. So when I was told to show up with very low expectations, I understood the secret to success was setting the bar very low. Should have gone lower.

Five out of five stars

Everyone seems to be giving a one star review, but I really love this. Five-star love this. Let me tell you why. I love roller coasters. I love that big drop, I love spontaneity and unpredictability. I’ll definitely buy this again. And again. And again, and again, and again.

One and a half stars out of five

Depending on the day (or the hour), this teenage thing can be all over the map. There are some 5+ star days and then there are some not even 1 star days. Do not recommend for those with thin skin and/or mama bear syndrome. Have others join you for a more enjoyable experience!

Two out of five stars

At first everything was great. We were traveling along the road of 10 and 11 years old just fine and really enjoying ourselves. But maybe we took a wrong turn because we found ourselves in a totally different place than we expected. If you are looking for a calm, relaxing stay – this is not the place for you. But if you do find yourself headed toward the land of teenagehood, I would suggest not going alone as it can be a scary place at times. Oh, there will be days of total quiet – but it’s not the quiet I was looking for. It’s a very unsettling quiet. We had some good days, but glad that part of the trip is over.

One out of five stars

Couldn’t get past the bad smell. Someone should do something about that.

One and a half stars out of five

Hard to rate since every single day is completely different from the one before it. Yet somehow, no matter what happens, at the end of each day, I find myself overwhelmed by how grateful I feel to have these unpredictable, annoying, hilarious beings in my life.

3 out of 5 stars

 

 

Slow to get moving (stalls, especially in morning), requires a lot of fuel, sometimes backfires.

Zero out of five stars

I don’t know how to review this—the issue is that I have bought THREE versions of this product, and for each one, the owner’s manual was COMPLETELY different. This is very frustrating for me. For the first one, the manual said to treat firmly, use force at times to get it to “work properly.” For the most part we could get it to work, but it was VERY clear when it wasn’t working. The second model had a completely different operating manual and it was only 2.5 years later. I remember thinking how could the owner’s manual change that much in such a short time?

Well, let me tell you, it did. In fact, the instructions were to do the OPPOSITE of what we did with the first model when it wasn’t working. It made no sense to me. The only thing that made less sense was when again 2.5 years later, we received the third model (which my husband really really didn’t want at first-didn’t we already buy two models he kept saying). The manual for this one said to ignore every noise, faulty part, and blatant defect – WHAT?!?! Oddly, it worked! I couldn’t believe it. In fact, the more we let it just do its own thing, the better it seemed to work.

Zero out of five stars

Supplemented teens at home with a dog. Highly recommend.

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