I feel like we need to publicize this story as much as possible. Maybe there's a tiny chance some teenagers will hear it and realize they should be nicer to their parents.


According to a new survey, it costs an average of almost $37,000 to raise a teenager today. That breaks down to around $6,000 a year, although different years cost more than others. The most expensive age is 16.

The $6,000 includes birthdays and special occasions, vacations, all the extra food you need to buy, clothes, their cell phone, insurance, and spending money.

Once they're done with being teenagers, it's not like that's the end of your costs. Parents spend an average of $4,000 a year on their kid until they hit 25, at which point, in theory, they start paying for everything themselves.

Read more at Daily Mail.