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Hey there,

I registered here because I've been reading this forum for like two years and I always read that 2000s babies (specially those born on Late00') aren't 2000s kids.

I'm going to tell you my specific case.

I was born in Sep 2000, which makes me a Late 2000 baby. I would define my childhood peak between 2007-2010. The best years of my life, by the way. Even though I remember enjoying a lot my childhood by 2005-2006. I used to watch early 00s shows like Rugrats, for example. Or Pokemon. The best memories I have from my childhood are going to the cinema to watch Shrek 2, The Incredibles, Cars...
And I enjoyed a lot movies like Toy Story, Monsters INC, even though they were from another generation. Films that were released later (like Up and Bolt) didn't call my attention, even though I was 8 or 9 by that time.

I never played with an Smartphone or Tablet, and by that time they weren't used by most people yet. My favourite toys were Polly Pockets, Bratz, MyScene, YuGiOh cards...
I grew up with Disney movies and shows like Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place... which ended around late 2010.

But 2010 was the last year I enjoyed most things of my childhood. The last TV show I liked ended by that year, and the new ones (thought for the next generation) didn't attrack me at all. 2011-early 2012 were transition years, I felt I was still a kid but I didn't like "kid stuff" anymore.

My sister, who was born on Summer 2003, doesn't remember that golden era of going to the cinema to watch Pixar films. I didn't play much with her, she was really happy with the idea of playing with someone 3 years older, but for me it was too boring because when you're a kid 3 years is a huge difference. But she shared some shows with me, and she kept watching the shows I didn't like anymore. She's more a 2010s kid. She barely remembers 2008, while I have a nitid memory of that year. She started her teenhood on Late 2010s, while I did the same on early 2010s.

I have interaction with people from 1998 to 2002. My contact with 98 people is relatively new (for example, I'm dating a late 98 boy), I've always been close to 99 people, as 2000 people, my contact with 2001 people is also new, but I don't feel any difference, and I barely have contact with 2002 people, mostly because we don't share many hobbies, but I have some friends.

So, I would not define myself a 2010s kid. 2010 was my last year of pure innocence, things started to change by 2011-12 and the memories of early 10s are about the inner battle between growing up or keep being a child.
 

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This makes perfect sense to me.

I was born in 1990- late Summer. So I consider myself a "90's kid". When 2000 came around, I was 10 years old. Because of that, my nostalgic memories are of the 90's- when I was 4-10 years old. It would be weird to call myself a "2000's kid" considering I was a preteen-teenager in those years.

Obviously the same logic applies to you too. I can understand someone being born in 2009 being a 2010 kid, since they didn't experience the entire decade. But you were there from the start.
 

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Late 2000? So Class of 2019?
You'd be a 00s/10s kid hybrid, but leaning slightly towards the 00s. In fact, your classmen are the last to spend the majority of your elementary school years (k-5, ages 5-11) in the 00s.
However, you'd only be a hybrid 00s/10s kid at best, along with those in the HS Classes of 2018-2021. The TRUE 00s kids are those in the Class of 2012 - Class of 2017, aka those born in Late 1993 - Mid 1999, they are the ones who never spent a full school year of elementary school in either bordering decade, the 90s or the 10s.

As for those who you would group with, being that you are in high school, your age group should consist of those roughly 2 years older and younger, but those 3-5 years older and younger than you will also share a lot of common ground with you in terms of childhood and teenage years, its just that right now there's too big of a maturity difference for you to relate too much to them.
Right now, your main age group should consist of those born roughly Late 1998 - Early 2003, but by the time you get into your twenties it should consist of those born in Late 1995 - Early 2006. You'll relate to those 3-5 years older before you'll relate to those 3-5 years younger, however.

I'm 3 grades older than you, born in December 1997 and graduated in 2016, and right now, I can easily hit it off with those born Late 1992 - Early 1993 (Class of 2011) whom are 5 years older than me, as we are now close enough in maturity to discuss shared nostalgia from what was popular during our childhoods. As for those 5 years younger however, while I can also find some common ground in this regard with those born Late 2002 - Early 2003 (Class of 2021), right now the maturity gap is too big for us to really hit it off. So I believe by around 21-23, my age group being those born roughly Late 1992 - Early 2003 will be further solidified.
 

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I forgot to say something that perhaps makes a little difference...
I'm not from the US, so where I live there's not a cut-off on kids born on September, and here it goes a bit different... (my classmates were born on 2000, like me).
I should have started school in 2003, but I started one year later (2004).
So... from 2004 to 2006 I went to kindergarten
Due I moved to another country at seven, I skipped first grade and I started Primary on 2007, and I ended it on Ju.ne, 2012.
From Sep. 2012 to Jun. 2016 I went to Secondary School.
And last September I started the pre-University years, which I will end on June, 2018. So I'll be starting University on Sep. 2018.
 

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Yes, you are right, at my age a 3 year gap is quite noticeable. For example, my sister. I'm 3 years older and I don't think we share many things, but I see myself when I was her age reflected on her. My friends circle right now is Mid 1998-Late 2000, even though I get along with many born in 1997 and the most extreme case, in 1996.
 

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To SlyCooper97: Yes, you are right, at my age a 3 year gap is quite noticeable. For example, my sister. I'm 3 years older and I don't think we share many things, but I see myself when I was her age reflected on her. My friends circle right now is Mid 1998-Late 2000, even though I get along with many born in 2001, 1997 and the most extreme case, in 1996.
 

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This makes perfect sense to me.

I was born in 1990- late Summer. So I consider myself a "90's kid". When 2000 came around, I was 10 years old. Because of that, my nostalgic memories are of the 90's- when I was 4-10 years old. It would be weird to call myself a "2000's kid" considering I was a preteen-teenager in those years.

Obviously the same logic applies to you too. I can understand someone being born in 2009 being a 2010 kid, since they didn't experience the entire decade. But you were there from the start.
That's the point. You got what I wanted to say.
 

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You can consider whatever decades kid you like. Your childhood is ranging from 2003-2012. btw you still not entered into the adult world so its not a problem if you consider yourself as a kid of this decade or the previous decade.
 

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I was born in feb 2000 and I consider around my peak child years to be 2007/2008 so yeah I would consider myself a 2000s kid definelty not 2010s although I'm in class of 2017, so that might make it different but I would consider those born in late 2000 and 2001 to be 2000s kids although late 2000s specificall, and those born 2002 onwards I would consider 2010s kids.
 

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Hey there,

I registered here because I've been reading this forum for like two years and I always read that 2000s babies (specially those born on Late00') aren't 2000s kids.

I'm going to tell you my specific case.

I was born in Sep 2000, which makes me a Late 2000 baby. I would define my childhood peak between 2007-2010. The best years of my life, by the way. Even though I remember enjoying a lot my childhood by 2005-2006. I used to watch early 00s shows like Rugrats, for example. Or Pokemon. The best memories I have from my childhood are going to the cinema to watch Shrek 2, The Incredibles, Cars...

So, I would not define myself a 2010s kid. 2010 was my last year of pure innocence, things started to change by 2011-12 and the memories of early 10s are about the inner battle between growing up or keep being a child.
Even though your childhood did cross over into the Early 2010s, I would definitely consider you to be a 2000's kid. I personally have a cousin who is around the same age as you (he was born in December 2000), so I know for a fact that people born in Late 2000 are primarily 2000s kids, without a doubt.

Anyway, welcome to the forums. :) Even though it's not as active as it used to be, it's still a great place to discuss different age groups and generations. If you're also interested in the pop culture side of things, there is a website called inthe00s which is pretty good. It's similar to Personality Cafe, but it also focuses on pop culture and it's more active as well. Pop culture (such as music, tv shows, movies etc.) isn't really talked about on any of these forums, so that's why I have suggested it.

inthe00s - Index
 

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I was born in 2003 and consider myself a 2000s kid too!! I played outside and watched tv and didn't go to the Internet until I was 11 and I remember as far back as 2006 ^_^
 

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I was born in 2003 and consider myself a 2000s kid too!! I played outside and watched tv and didn't go to the Internet until I was 11 and I remember as far back as 2006 ^_^
Playing outside, watching TV, and not using the internet has nothing to do with what decade you grew up in.
 

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I'm only 1 year older than your sister, but according to most people, I'm some sort of weird 2000s/2010s hybrid. I remember watching My Life As A Teenage Robot back in like 2007. I also remember pixel chix (very underrated toy that came out in like 2005) and I remember those iDog toys back in 2008. I got the iPod nano 3rd generation in 2008 and I listened to songs on there like Kanye West's Love Lockdown song (He was the very first rapper I heard and I started to like his songs LOL) I remember a good portion of the late 2000s, but I also remember some of the early 10s as well. I remember the show Victorious (Loved that show) and Zhu Zhu pets (They were the absolute best) I remember the Zhu Zhu pets game on Nintendo DS which was released in 2010. I played that mostly everytime before I went to bed. (I used to do the same with my pixel chixs) When I was 10, I was new to the Internet, made a YouTube, started making videos of me playing with my dolls (they're still public) I started to play online games. I feel like age 12 was when I didn't feel much as a child, even though I still was. I don't know if I would actually consider 2014 as part of my childhood. I already felt more like a teen then.
 

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Yes, you are a 2000s kid. I consider childhood as ages 2-12, since age 2-4 is preschooler, age 5-10 is little kid, and 11-12 is preteen. So your childhood was from 2002-2013, so you are a 2000s/2010s hybrid kid, but mostly a 2000s kid.
 

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Yes, you are a 2000s kid. I consider childhood as ages 2-12, since age 2-4 is preschooler, age 5-10 is little kid, and 11-12 is preteen. So your childhood was from 2002-2013, so you are a 2000s/2010s hybrid kid, but mostly a 2000s kid.
Do you have some kind of bias with people born in 2000? They're not hybrids, they're definitely late 2000s kids. They had almost every single year of their core childhood in the 2000s and were teenagers from 2013-2019.

Someone born in 2001 would probably be the first to have a significant amount of childhood in the 2010s.

Seriously, stop acting like you're so different from 2000 babies, you guys relate more to each other than 2000 babies relate to those born in 2005.
 

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Do you have some kind of bias with people born in 2000? They're not hybrids, they're definitely late 2000s kids. They had almost every single year of their core childhood in the 2000s and were teenagers from 2013-2019.

Someone born in 2001 would probably be the first to have a significant amount of childhood in the 2010s.

Seriously, stop acting like you're so different from 2000 babies, you guys relate more to each other than 2000 babies relate to those born in 2005.
Yes, maybe I do. What are you going to do about it?
 

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I was born in 2003 and consider myself a 2000s kid too!! I played outside and watched tv and didn't go to the Internet until I was 11 and I remember as far back as 2006 ^_^
Which country were you born in? Watching TV and playing outside has nothing to do with being a kid of the decade. It is about the age you were during a particular decade. Also, remembering a year has nothing to do with it. There are people who cant remember life before they reached their double digits.
 

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I just proved to you that they're not hybrids. That's what I did.
Alright, kid is defined as preschooler to preteen, so ages 2-12. The person was born in 2000, so the childhood starts in 2002 and ends in 2013. That makes that person a hybrid. Now the person's core childhood was mostly in the 2000s, and most of the childhood was in the 2000s, so that is true. As a 97er, I am a triple hybrid, since I turned 2 in 99, and 13 in 2010, and I was a kid for the full 120 months in the 2000s decade. Anyways, that is all I want to say.
 
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