What does SMH mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

SMH Meaning

SMH stands for Shaking My Head.

SMH is an internet slang initialism variously used to convey disappointment, disapproval, frustration, or impatience.

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How is SMH used? Use Cases & Examples

Teenagers frequently use this slang term to express scorn or disgust, comparable to the word “lame” or the eye roll emoji. You might also notice the slang variants SMHS and JSMH, which mean “shaking my head sadly” and “just shaking my head.”

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

– My dad is threatening to entertain us with his juggling act again.
– SMH

– Aiden thinks dying his hair blue will impress Emma.
– Pathetic smh

– Can you believe my mom won’t even let me go to Madison’s party?
– That’s the worst SMH

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

Initiating a conversation about sensitive topics with your teenager can be tricky.

Here are some examples of how you can open the topic of teenage slang:

  • I’m curious about text abbreviations you and your friends use. OMG used to be a really common one.
  • Which initials do you and your friends use to express surprise?
  • It’s hard to keep up with the meanings of text abbreviations. Do you ever use initials because you see them used a lot, even if you don’t know exactly what they mean?
  • Which do you think is the funniest text abbreviation and why?
  • Which abbreviation do you use the most and why?

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