Advice to Your 15 Year Old Self: Week 6
If I knew then what I know now… but would I have listened? Teen Advice is a plentiful as leaves on a tree, but I’m offering some advice… with a bit of a twist.
I polled a huge variety of people, asking them this one question:
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your 15-year-old self, knowing what you know now?
I’ve been compiling what you said, but now it’s time to share it with you. What better way to herald the arrival of my upcoming book, Awesome Moms Communication Handbook: How To Keep Your Daughter From Slamming the Door.
For the next 8 weeks, I will publish a blog post featuring the advice from several volunteers, each from a different decade. Here is an example of someone’s advice from this week’s quiz:
You don’t have to change who you are to please a guy, or to fit in with those clique-y girls. Be bold enough to form your own group of friends who are more like you. Seek them out and make a group.
Typical advice, right? The question is, typical of whom? Is this something a gal would say, or would a guy say it? Would you most likely hear this from a teenager, or an octogenarian?
Test how savvy you are by taking this quiz! See if you can figure out who said what based on the attitude typical of their age.
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Advice For Teens: Week 6
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I asked a variety of people, of various generations, what advice would they give their 15-year-old self if they could take a time-machine back to that time. Many of the answers were classic, timeless and repeated. Read the quotes and figure out who said it.
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Keep your secrets to yourself.Correct
If I could go back, I’d tell myself to not get in a serious relationship with any guy, that I was way too young to be so emotionally invested in a relationship, that I lost perspective and it quickly became unhealthy. I’d tell myself not to have exclusive romantic relationships- just stay friends, don’t tie yourself down, get to know lots of different guys so that you’ll have more of an idea of what you want in a relationship down the road. Take this time in your life to enjoy being young, and wild (in the best ways), and free.Correct
Don’t get caught in the “I’m too shy trap”. Step out to receive opportunities!Correct
Before you get interested in boys, you need to go get an education so you can financially support yourself.Correct
Wait for a relationship. Wait for sex. Wait for anything. Wait. Be patient.Correct
Take sports very seriously, especially tennis.Correct
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