What does NP mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

NP Meaning

NP stands for No Problem.

NP is an internet slang initialism that is used as a substitute for You’re welcome.

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How is NP used? Use Cases & Examples

A slangy, less formal way to convey a polite response to Thank you,the slang abbreviation NP is most often used in the USA especially along the East Coast. Critics of this slang term point out its negative grammatical construction, but the intention of the phrase is purely polite and positive.

Examples of how your teen might use the slang term NP:

-Thanks for explaining that to me.
-NP

-Thanks for stepping up when we needed you.
-NP, glad to help out.

-These earrings will be perfect with my prom dress. Thanks for the drip!
-NP

-Thanks for giving me your extra haiku. I totally forgot about that assignment.
-NP, now you owe me lol!

How to Identify if your child is using the NP slang word

You might learn your child is using this slang term by chance when a text pops up on the phone screen. But while the slang term NP is harmless, other teenage slang terms could indicate that your teen is talking about risky behaviors or communicating with potentially dangerous people.

Having a parental control app on your child’s phone will give you peace of mind by alerting you to your child’s exposure to risks encountered on their phone. With a parental control app installed on your child’s phone, you have the control to set alerts to help your teen avoid the pitfalls of predators, drug dealers, and other negative influences. Having the ability to vary the level of monitoring gives you the power to choose what is right for your child, and these levels can be adjusted easily at any time.

How to talk with your child about use of the NP slang word

Online debates of No problem vs. You’re welcome are endless, but as long as the intention is to be positive and polite to another person, who cares which term is used? Talking with your teen about nitpicking can lead to a lively discussion. No one likes to be nitpicked, but teens view life from such a black and white perspective, they can be the most critical nitpickers at times.

Here are some ways to help your teen resist being a nitpicker and deal with the nitpickers in their world:

  • How does it make you feel when you’ve worked really hard on something and the first thing someone points out is some tiny mistake?
  • When someone kindly shares something with you, a playlist for example, try to be mindful of finding something positive to say even if most of the songs aren’t really what you like. The most important thing to keep in mind was the intention of sharing something they thought you might like.
  • If you have a friend who has a tendency to be a nitpicker, be sure to choose that person to proofread your papers for you. Turn that negative into a positive!
  • If you feel like you’re getting bogged down in details, think of a strategy to pull yourself back to the big picture.
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