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If you're the parent of a teenager, you know all too well how tough it can be to get your teen to respect and appreciate you during those turbulent teenage years.

Plan on spending the majority of those years feeling a lot like Rodney Dangerfield…”I get no respect!”

You quietly keep counting the days until they finally grow out of that teenage phase and start to realize just how devoted you've been to them all these years.

Well, as much as I hate to say this, you better buckle up, because it looks like you'll be counting the years, not the days.

According to a new survey, your kids won't fully appreciate and start to respect you until they turn 27! That's right, I said 27.

That’s supposedly the age the average person starts to realize their parents really aren't the no-nothing morons they once thought they were growing up.

At age 27, that little light bulb inside people finally turns on, they begin to see just how much their parents sacrificed for them, how much they still rely on their parents today and they begin to realize just how ungrateful and horrible they treated their parents as kids.

Children begin to see their parents in a different light around age 14; they view them as vulnerable and begin distancing themselves from their parents. The it's "not cool to be seen with you" phase begins according to the survey.

They generally don’t fully start to appreciate their parents until age 27, and they really don't get to know their parents on their own terms until age 28.

Of course things really start to take a drastic turn in the other direction once they get married and start to have kids of their own. Then it’s their turn to get a dose of their own medicine as their kid’s transition into those terrible teen years.

You on the other hand, get a front row seat to the show. Time to sit back, grab your popcorn and watch it all unfold. Just be prepared for the phone to ring on numerous occasions with your kids looking for advice.

Yep, they’ll be searching for advice, a little wisdom from the people who once knew nothing.

The irony of it all. Enjoy!  

Source: Daily Mail