Teenagers: You haven't lived life until you've raised one
A look into our lives
Teenagers. Those things stuck between a middle life crisis and old age. Or so they would like to believe. And before you think for a second that i am an unhappy parent, i have news for you! I am one of those teenagers. Yip, those annoying people who think the world revolves around them and nothing, and i mean NOTHING is their fault.
So to the parents, i apologize on behalf of my fellow teenage friends. I know we give you guys a hard time and make life a tad uncomfortable but you were once our age too so keep that in mind.
What We Mean...
When we tell you we hate you, we don't really. We are just really confused and need to sort things out. Don't offer to help us if you don't want a raging, screaming fit. It's what we do best. We know and appreciated that you're always here for us. Thank you.
We do appreciate your advice when it comes to our relationships but please, stop trying to run them for us. We need to get hurt to learn from our mistakes. We love you and want you to understand that we need to experience life to know why you complain when your boss tell you to work weekends...
How We Feel
Times have changed since you were a teenager. You used to go for long walks on the beach or take your sweetheart to the drive in. In our day and age, we go to movies or parties and if we're apart from our loved one, message them like crazy or talk on the phone for hours. We are greatly influenced by peer pressure because we don't want to be left out. An outsider. We want to be accepted and be "cool" and we do make wrong choices. You, as a parent, worry about us constantly and you have every right to. But don't constrict our lives and take away our freedom. We will only rebel more against you.
A Final Note
We love you as you love us. We appreciate all you do for us even though we forget to tell you. Thank you Mom for doing our washing and picking up after us. Thank you Dad for the pocket money. Just because we say and do hurtful things doesn't mean we don't love you. It means we made a mistake but will learn from it.
To all the parents in the world, i wish you hope and a strong bond with your teenager. Most of all though, GOOD LUCK.
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