Message Guy Tip #40: How to select 13th birthday wishes
What you choose as a 13th birthday message matters. 13 is a major milestone birthday. For boys and girls, it signifies the beginning of the teen years...and all the wonderful things that come with it, like angst, insecurities, attitude, exploration, you name it.
So be careful when you're choosing 13th birthday wishes. How should you proceed? You should...
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Be funny or serious, depending on the teen's personality.
In other words, take the "funny" or "happy" route if the teen has a sense of humor and is an extrovert. Be serious — using a philosophical, inspirational, sentimental, clever or cool tone — if the birthday boy or girl is an introvert and overly sensitive by nature.
Either way, you should pick a birthday wish that ends or begins with a compliment.
Sincere praise is always a big "plus" when you're dealing with teenagers, especially when they're just entering the weird, wild, wonderful world of adolescence.
I can assure you that any compliment you include in your birthday greeting will be appreciated, even if the 13 year old birthday boy or girl, in response to your message, grimaces in mock disgust.
Happy 13th birthday! It’s time to take your medicine! You are a teenager today, so you're ready for a major dose of adolescence.
Happy birthday! You only get to turn 13 years old once, so you should have the greatest and grandest celebration ever!
Happy 13th birthday! Welcome to the teens. It's going to be a bumpy, yet exciting ride you'll never forget or regret (well, maybe you'll regret a few things you're about to do).
Happy 13th birthday! There's no denying it! You're a teenager now, so you are ready for the most important thing in life: a smartphone.
Happy 13th birthday! It's time to face the music...and be a Belieber!
Happy 13th birthday! Happy coming of age. Not.
Message Guy Pick
The wish below hits upon a few important facts of life for teens, making...
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...this message one of my top picks. For me, it speaks the truth about being a teenager, yet it's fun enough to make many of the potholes that adolescence brings humorous. This is not a bad way to introduce the soon-to-be 13 year old in your life ready for the teenage years. ◄ Read less
Happy 13th birthday! You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of acne and anxiety but of voice change; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of puppy love. Your next stop...the Adolescence Zone.