I find it so insulting when parents read those "Understanding your teen" articles, and then think they know everything about us, they think they can know everything from reading a frikin one-page article. And then they come and say we're "troubled teens" or "they need to get us help" and I'm trying to figure out why that's the most annoying thing ever. It's like I'm an object and they havta like read the instructions on the box. And then anything I do that's a bit different from what the instructions say I become "a rebel", because they're so scared that I'll go too far off, but the only reason I would go so far off is because they're like this. So in the end, they cause the problems that they fear.