What does TBH mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

TBH Meaning

TBH stands for To Be Honest.

Teenagers use TBH for emphasis or clarification in messages.

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How is TBH used? Use Cases & Examples

When teenagers want to express an opinion that is unusual or that might be controversial, they will frequently include TBH as part of the message. This abbreviation can add emphasis, or if the message could be perceived as unkind, soften the blow of the thought they’re expressing.

Here are some examples of how your teen might use the slang expression TBH:

– I know this is crazy, but I kind of enjoy running suicides tbh.

– I’d rather go bowling with Zachary than Liam TBH.

– TBH he smells like a fart most of the time.

How to Identify if your child is using the TBH 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 TBH 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. This type of monitoring system gives you 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 easily be adjusted at any time.

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

Seeking independence is normal for teenagers, and sometimes it’s difficult to get them to let you into their world including the world of teenage slang. Here are some suggestions to get the conversation started:

– I see “TBH” in your messages all the time. What does it mean?

– Do some of your friends use certain abbreviations that are kind of like their trademark?

– Do you think it’s better to use abbreviations or emojis? Why would you choose one over the other?

– Let’s try to think of all the funny things “TBH” could stand for.

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