Nicole Davies

Hello! My name is Nicole and I am a Marine spouse and mother of three daughters, ages 16, 10, and 7. I have been a stay-at-home mom most of their lives while also pursuing my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. In the past I have worked as a social worker for child welfare in the state of Pennsylvania. I have also taught preschool for ages 2.5 - 4. During my master’s program I interned as a therapist at an inpatient psychiatric hospital working with adults, teens, and kids. My ultimate goal is to become an independently licensed therapist. Our family has lived in Onslow County for 10 of the last 15 years, which has given my children a stability that is rare among military families. While NC has been my home for several years now, I am still a Yankee at heart! I will always choose a Philly cheesesteak over a pulled-pork sandwich. In addition to taking care of my family and my educational pursuits, I enjoy traveling to destinations near and far; a novel in which I can get lost; and chatting with friends over a good cup of coffee.

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Teenage Lingo

How many of you hear these words on a regular basis: Chill, bro, dude, sick, wolfpack, trill, wus up, chillaxation?

If so, welcome to the wonderful world of raising teen boys (and maybe girls)! I find it very funny and entertaining to hear my son speak because of all the crazy terms he uses. I remember growing up as a teen in the eighties and the words used back then were totally, cool beans, and psych/syke. I know I used to drive my parents nuts with all of my slang terms.

Well let history repeat itself! My son speaks in a slang tongue which gets so annoying you hear it so much! On more than one occasion, my son has told me to “chill” and I am usually quick to inform him that I am not a friend or a person off the street. Instead I remind him that I am his mother and he should not talk to me that way.

Teenage Lingo!

When listening to his friends talk, they all use the same terms. The other day, I heard my son say to his friend, “are you trill bro?” After they finished speaking, I asked my son what “trill” meant. He told me that it is a combination of the words true and real. Ah, “treal,” I get it…not. But I still thought it was funny. Likewise, the term “chillaxtion” is also a combination term used for chill and relaxation.  Another slang term heard quite frequently around our house is “sick.”  When I heard my son say the car he saw was “sick!” I thought he was saying he was sick as in not feeling well. Wrong! “Sick” used in teenage slang terminology means something is really cool. Go figure! I am just hoping this lingo is spoken amongst his wolfpack  and not out in the real world.  It does not sound like a very educated way to speak, but it is funny to hear!

What slang terms does your teen use?

 

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