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As a teen, what is the best thing to do to make your parents happy and be proud

  1. Joshuad profile image73
    Joshuadposted 6 years ago

    As a teen, what is the best thing to do to make your parents happy and be proud of you?

  2. profile image52
    roflmawposted 6 years ago

    Socialize with them more, watch movies with them, go for a walk... etc. study hard, and don't get influence by games. read books and teach your parents things they don't know. win awards from school even the smallest ones. get passing grades. Parents' priority is to get you to a good university and make you have a great life in the future.

  3. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
    ThePracticalMommyposted 6 years ago

    I think if a teen simply listened to their parents without rolling their eyes or tuning them out, there'd be a lot of happy parents out there. smile As far as making them proud: teens should do their part to help the world become a better place. They could volunteer, help a neighbor, do a good deed without expecting anything in return, etc. I think becoming successful in any character building activities would make any parent proud.

  4. mcrawford76 profile image83
    mcrawford76posted 6 years ago

    I would say that if you try your hardest in school, stay out of trouble and respect your parent's wishes should do it.

  5. twilanelson profile image60
    twilanelsonposted 6 years ago

    Cleanliness, Honesty and giving 100 percent towards your education.  And, every chance you get, smile and make a gracious and genuine offer to spend time with them.  Compliment them and let them know you love them and are proud of them.  Also, be patient with them.  Have a nice day.

  6. CrazyGata profile image76
    CrazyGataposted 6 years ago

    I never saw being happy in relation to others.
    You are happy for your own self.
    And just like one shares the cheer of the winner in any event... it is normal that if it makes you happy, it will make your parents happy.

    I'm 44, my eldest son is 20.  This is the one and only thing I've told my son all his life "you are free to do with your life what you will, the consequences of your actions are yours to keep".

    There's a difference between living up to other's expectations and making anybody happy.

    You can achieve to live to other's expectations, but to be happy is a personal decision.  And most people, sad to say, find very good reasons not to be happy even when everybody had fulfilled their wishes.

    Be happy for yourself, and if you live under your parents roof, abide by their rules.  But don't make it about making anybody happy, because that is a very personal decision.

    On the other hand, beware of being unhappy just because loved ones are unhappy, especially when you have done everything in your power.

    I have other two children, she's 10 and he is 8.  Every morning I tell my son to pay attention to his teacher, and I tell my daughter to have fun.  She's set on rules and obeying. She won't even talk when the teacher leaves the room.  I tell her this is not normal.  At 10, she oughta live it up a little.

    So there you have a mom telling a daughter not to be too good.

    It's all about a balance.  There is something in you that tells when is enough, listen carefully to that voice.

    Happiness is those decisions that carry desirable consequences and create agreeable circumstances.  Happiness is an attitude, is what you make of what Life throws you with, straight or curve balls. 

    And if I were your mom, I'd be proud of you just for asking this question. So you're voted up in my book.

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