By: Katie Guider
There are so many tips that I could give to teens. Everywhere from do not smoke to
always wear your seatbelt. When you get into your teenage years, you think it is the greatest
thing ever and it can be. But once your turn into your teen years, people think people expect
more. Like being more mature and working harder. So, sometimes a teen can seem like the most
awesomeness thing ever. But always remember the expectations.
To begin with never ever smoke or drink. You hear this from everyone, but it is because it is a very important thing to remember. When you smoke just once, you will get hooked and start an awful habit, and you will die. Plain and simple. Drinking is bad too. Especially, if your under 18. Drinking can make you do and say things that you normally would not do. Another reason to not smoke and drink is that you may lose a lot of friends, and may start associate with the wrong ones.
Another tip for teens is that you ever are pressured to do something you don’t want to do,
don’t do it. Stand up for yourself and don’t let someone pressure you. For example, if someone
says “go steal that shirt” and you do, you are probably going to be the one that is going to be
caught. If your brought into questioning, you will be the one getting in trouble because you’re
the one that stole from the place. But pier pressure is one of the main reasons teens get in trouble.
If you ever have anyone pier pressure you to do anything, go tell someone. Do not be afraid or embarrassed to tell a friends, parent, or teacher. Basically, don’t let anyone pressure you to do
something you don’t want to do.
Also, always drive and ride with a seatbelt on. If you or your parents are ever in a car
accident and you do not have your seatbelt on, you can get seriously injured maybe even killed.
Short story, there was a girl who lived in my grandparents neighborhood. She was 18 years old.
She was coming off the mountain and texting. Which I will explain later, but anyways flipped
her car. She was not wearing a seatbelt, therefore she was thrown out of the car and landed in
front of the vehicle. The car ran back over her and killed her instantly. I was a horrific scene. But the main point is, if she would have been wearing her seatbelt, she would have probably still been alive.
Now, what I mentioned earlier, texting while driving. It is an awful, horrible thing to do. So
many young people die every day because of texting and driving. You may think that you can
text and drive, but the second you take your eyes off the road, anything could happen. So, please take a pledge to never text and drive.
Another helpful tip for teens is never let anyone tell you you’re not beautiful. NEVER let
anyone run over you or bully you. If you are getting bullied, tell a teacher, parent, or just
someone. Never ever let them get you down. Also, never be a bully yourself. Bullies are people you basically feel like they have to make everyone else’s life like poop. Always remember to not judge someone. “Never judge a book by its cover.”
But most importantly, have fun. You’re a teen, you have so many years ahead of work. So
enjoy your youth while you can. Go out and spend time with your friends, go to football games
and dances. Live your life to the fullest while you can. But not wild, because you don’t want to get into trouble.
I hope these tips are helpful for teens to know how to live and love their youth. Remember
never let anyone get you down or bully you. Never drink, smoke, or do drugs. Never text while driving and always wear your seat belt.