Wow, it's still on
Just be glad you still don't date 17 year olds, although how old are your children, but my point is that the demographic is an emo cutter half way through puberty who then has the audaciousness to compare themselves to you when saying something like "I finally get all that shit you're into, hard science fiction like Beauty and Beast has such an edge."
It's not like you meant to strike them.
You were outside yourself.
It just happened.