Kids new to the teens can be grumpy. Great 13th birthday wishes (like the birthday messages on this page) can make even the grumpiest 13 year olds feel amazing on their special day.
What actually makes great birthday greetings for a 13 year old have such incredible healing powers? Empathy. In other words, go back to the time you were turning 13 and try to remember what made you feel special.
For me, it was music that made me feel like anything was possible and I was special but not a freak of nature. This is what I remember about entering my teens. Empathizing with the 13 year olds of today, I've tried to bring the same comforting, uplifting feelings to any newly minted teenager who reads the birthday messages on this page.
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.
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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.
Happy 13th birthday! Today, you are officially an adolescent, with all the privileges and responsibilities that come with it. That could only mean one thing: it's your turn to take out the trash.
I can't believe that you're already 13 years old and a full-fledged adolescent. You have so much to look forward to. Being a teenager rocks! Happy 13th birthday!
Wow, you're 13 years old. Everything they say about this age is true. enjoy every acne-filled, grounded moment of it. Happy 13th birthday!
Happy 13th birthday! Did you know that the number "13" is a so-called "happy number". May every day as a 13 year old be filled with more happiness than you can take.
Turning 13 years old and becoming a teenager are one of the few times in life when really BIG changes happen to you. Enjoy the adventure that awaits you. Happy 13th birthday!
So much has been said (and most of it bad) about reaching the age of 13 and metamorphosing into a, gulp, teenager. Don't listen to that talk. Turning 13 is wonderful. Being a teenager sucks! Happy 13th birthday!