What an Almost 16-Year-Old Thinks

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Coming Out From Behind the Curtain

Dear Parents, Teachers, and Other Authorities,

The summer of 2016 has been something else. I like the movies and some of the music. I hate the news. I feel sorry for adults sometimes. You have so much to think about. So while I was practicing driving with Dad, I thought of a few hints that might help you get along with us. Many of you already do, of course. But not all. And not all the time. So read my list. It just might help.

  1. Listen to us. You’re doing that right now. But listen even when you’re mad, okay? We know we’re not perfect (except for Rob) and we want you to understand why we do the things we do.
  2. Don’t always play the teacher—even if you are the teacher. Sometimes we can teach you things.
  3. Ask questions—but not too many—and if we don’t want to answer back off.
  4. Respect our privacy. You wouldn’t want us diving into your drawers, your computer, your cell.
  5. Respect our rights. Mom & Dad have gotten really good at this, because they’ve talked about rights. I have the right to talk, but not to talk back. They will let me keep going out as long as I respect curfew. Things like that.

Question: What advice would you give parents, teachers, and other authorities? Please write back and tell me, whether you are a teen, a tween, a parent, a teacher, an authority, or an interested adult.

Thanks for reading, responding, and sharing. =)

Sandee Mason

You can purchase TALENT on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Talent-B-Lynn-Goodwin/dp/1629293350/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450916910&sr=8-1&keywords=9781629293356 (cut and paste)

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