WNYC has been busy capturing what the life of a 12-year-old sounds, looks, and feels like in today's society in a super-entertaining series called "Being 12."
Here's a fun look at some of the kids they met up with in New York City. (Excuse me — "mature kids.")
They talk about confidence...
They talk about dating...
They talk about fears...
...and annoying chores.
They talk about their dreams...
...that sometimes feature Beyoncé.
Umm yes. Can I come?
And so much more. Kids are the best. They're our future! They will become our teachers, bakers, pop stars, doctors, politicians — you name it. And in our super-connected and diverse world, it's going to be so fascinating to watch them grow.
Is this called the "I'm 12" shake?