Last Week … I was reminded of the difficulties of being a teenager


This particular post is for those 20 and above. However, if you are reading this post and you are in your teenager  I want to you to know,I hear you and see you. If you are younger than 13 and reading this post… If possible enjoy your childhood.

Oh how easy we can forget our teenage years and be quick to judge teenagers today.How many times have you said teenagers are out of control, rude, disrespectful, selfish, rebellious or selfish. What about the time you entered into an establishment with a bunch of loud  teenagers and walked right back  out? “The music makes no sense,” “the clothes are too tight, wrong color, or too baggy.” Whilst  we have every right to voice out concerns and opinions, we cannot forget that we too were once a teenager.

Being a teenager in this generation is not easy. I remember,trying to figure  out what I wanted to do with my life, insecurities, fears, wanting to fit in at school and be liked. It was rough.Today’s  generations has to face all the same issues with the added challenge of social media.  Not only do they want to be liked by their peers in the classroom but they want to be liked by their peers throughout the world. Being bullied or betrayed is hurtful  but even more devastating when it is happens on social media.

Teenagers are smart and they are the next generation. Words of encouragement and understanding go a long way giving them hope for their future. Let’s give the teenagers a break sometimes. Remember when You were that age and the annoying things you did. Remember they are trying to find their identity in the midst of all their hormones raging.

I am going to make more of an effort to acknowledge the difficulties  teenagers face through giving then words of encouragement and hope. How can you positively impact the next generation?