I just wrote on teen vaping which saddens me but I wanted to write a bit on the humorous side of teen life. Adults are dumb and they know everything. I know because there are plenty of them in my family to remind me of this. If you have any advice, fear not. They do not need it. We don’t “get” them and they have “got” this no matter what the subject is. If you think you need to explain why they cannot do something they want, they have you covered on that too. I think there is now a teen journal or some guide on telling you a valid reason why your no doesn’t make sense. Like 50 or more reasons. And, God forbid you try to give relationship tips to them. Just so e know, they already know how to cover any and all situations there. So finally, I have given up. Lol. NOBODY is smarter than todays teenager. Lol.
i see so many teens that vape and I hope every time they will stop but I know they probably won’t. For whatever reason it is thought to be safer or less addictive than smoking is beyond me. Plus it is so much easier for them to get. Older friends, siblings, parents etc. as they will tell you will get them for them. It is sad to see how many young kids are burning their lives away. But I guess as teens, most of us didn’t listen.
I have a lot of teens in our huge family and they are all over the place and doing “their” thing and well, being teens. But the most wonderful thing happened the other day. After the last couple of years off having to hunt for them in their houses like children hunt for Easter eggs, i would find them but they would have their phone on or smile and just tap at their social media (code for be with you in a sec. broken down to mean never). So, I had really gotten to the point of just not bothering them other than to wave hi when I would see one of these elusive creatures. BUT! Here it comes! I went to a sisters the other day and one actually emerged! Like a real life version. Actually looked in my eyes and smiled.
Then she spoke. Words. Sentences. Actually conversed with me as did her brother. I took pictures. I smiled back. It was such a beautiful 3.2 minutes. There IS hope after all!!!!!!!!!!!
If you have teenagers, have no fear. You are in luck. They know EVERYTHING! Need to know how to parent them? Just ask. They can tell you because they already researched all of your current (and past mistakes) , every single thing on one of their many Social Medias. They will guide you with their life experiences. yes. it is true. Need to know how or what to do with something? well, you are, once again in luck. They have been there, done that, lived it and you, the sweet parent you are trying to be just don’t get it but they are going to show you every step. There is no situation a teen is not a hundred percent sure they can give you the answer to because I mean, look at all the children THEY have raised. (That is some alien secret they have kept from us). My goodness, we who have teens are blessed indeed. Because they live with us, obviously the lower life form of intelligence, life with a teen is awesome. Just ask. They will tell you. EVERY. SINGLE. THING. lol