“My parents don’t understand me! They don’t know what it’s like! This isn’t fair!”
Sound familiar? Everyone has gotten into an argument with their parents before, or gotten mad at them for some reason. Maybe not quite like this for you, but it happens all the time in some houses. If something has made you be angry at them now, calm down and hear me out. Like it or not, they are your parents, and God put them in authority over you until you’re old enough to make your own choices. And they love you.
“If they loved me, they would let me do/go to/see (insert something you aren’t allowed to do/go to/see etc).”
They love you enough to not let you do those things. Your mom and dad were teenagers once. They have been the through the same stuff you’re going through. They have more experience, and they usually know what they are doing. They are trying to keep you from making the same mistakes they did.
If you still think they are being unreasonable, don’t throw a fit. Talk about it with your parents—calmly without the theatrics—maybe you will reach a compromise.
Today’s culture is making our generation seem like rebellious and angry teens that always defy their parents. And then some say its okay; it’s just a phase we all go through so parents shouldn’t worry too much. But that’s not true. We all choose the way we act. Do you want to be “today’s average teen?” Or do you want to be an extraordinary child of God? It’s your choice; choose wisely.
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’ which the first commandment with a promise ‘that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.’” (Ephesians 6:1-3 NIV)
Hey guys, I’m Erin. I’m 14 years old–soon to be 15. I have lived in Texas my whole life–Texas girl through and through, but, no, I do not ride a horse to school. I have two awesome parents. My dad is a professor at the local university and my mom is a stay at home writer. My older sister Holly has a job up north so I don’t get to see her much, but I love it when we do get to visit her. I have three very loud, annoying, but somehow really lovable dogs. I am a sophomore in high school and a black belt in Tae Kwan Do. I enjoy acting, singing, reading, and writing. I absolutely love acting! I have been in several productions at my community theater and at my school. (read more…)
Teen lingo–it comes and goes and changes at will–the teenager’s will…
“There is nothing new under the sun…”
“Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. What has been will be again. What has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say, ‘Look! This is something new?’ It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time. No one remembers the former generations.” (Ecclesiastes 1:4, 9-10 NIV)
Teen slang, popspeak, lingo….it changes like the wind. But when I listen to the talk of the day, I find variations on words we used back in the day. But it is interesting to see the changes and additions to teen talk.
I confess, I like to be in the know and talk the talk. But I hear it is embarrassing for adults and parents to try to speak teen slang. Oh well, I like to be on top of the talk. So try these for a while.
Once you learn the lingo, go to Good Housekeeping’s site to test your skills. I scored quite high, only missing one answer. I must be dumb sick to know all the chat…
- Saucy is coming back.
- Emo is on its way out—but I still like this word!
- Epic is dead.
- Wicked and sweet are fading out.
- Cool is now sick or ill.
- He’s so fly means like oh yeah…
- Salty…well that’s like a bad attitude.
- Chillin’ has morphed to Chillaxin.
- Dumb is the new very.
- Drippin’ replaces awesome.
- Bounce means leave in a hurry.
And you teens, young adults, and the like…please leave comments with other lingo you use or know. This generation needs to know.
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’—which is the first commandment with a promise—‘that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.’” (Ephesians 6:1-3 NIV)
My parents won’t let me go to this party I was really looking forward to. What should I do?
Well, do your parents trust you? If not, then you have to show them you can be trusted. Do what they ask right away and show up on time for things and stuff like that. Trust doesn’t come easy though; it takes time to gain trust from someone.
If your parents can trust you to make the right choices at the party, then they would probably let you go. So you need to prove yourself. Try to show your parents you’re loyal and you respect them and what they say or do. It can also help if you put yourself in their shoes. What would you want your kid to do?
Whatever you do, don’t go to the party without your parent’s permission. That would make them lose their trust with you if they found out. And they most likely will. So keep building up that trust so the next party you want to go to, they might let you go. They have to feel they can trust you enough to make the right choices and follow your heart. Of course, make sure your heart is in the right place before making any decisions.
Written by Judah Flinchbaugh