Teenage Years December 22, 2006Posted by WishBoNe in Emotions & Feelings, Family, Friendship, Relationships.
Parenting can be a headache. My parents had to go through our teenage years for years; there’re 4 of us. The difference is that, there’s about a year or two whereby she can take a breather. Teenage angst can be torture for both the parents and teenagers. You discover that you’re now officially a teenager when there’s acne in the middle of your forehead 😯 There’s a top 10 list on what NOT to do when trying to parent a T.A.G.
The parents on the other hand, discover that their child no longers listen to them and any attempt to make them come home after classes have ended fails miserably. The ritual is the same, from ages 12 to 19, we start to find out things about our bodies, ourselves, our identities and our morals. Friends seem to have found theirs faster than you do and you feel peer pressure. However, we have never tried to view it from a another point of view; they may be trying to find out if you have found your identiy.
For me, my teenage years were attempts at trying to be in the popular group. However, there’s no such group or was there? I was going through the years being blind to everything else except my results and those friends whom I could get along with. I’ve lost touch with most of them because I’m not someone who will call them up randomly, “Hey! Long time no see! How about a coffee later?” Everyone has different schedules after the change from graduation to work. See my valiant attempts at organising a simple dinner.
However, being a teenager has advantages despite being unable to watch any R21 movies; most aren’t artistic anyway, even now. You get to enjoy rebates, well, except in poly 😡 (same age range as JC but no transport rebates, even now) You get to check out the babes and hunks without guilt. Now, come to think of it, I never did much checking them out unless he caught my eye. Mostly you get eye candy during teenage years. Mistakes are made and you learn from there.
I wished to be 18 again.