Communicate With Teens | Tedd Tripp

Teenagers’ lives are full of complexity. Strong forces compete for their attention. They often feel insecure. They worry about their appearance. They spend a lot of time fixing their hair and clothes. They change their clothes three or four times before going out. They practice in front of the mirror: “Is this my good smile?” “Is this my good side?” “Will people like me?” “Will I have lots of friends?” Teens feel vulnerable towards adults in their world. One minute adults say, “If you want to be treated like an adult, act like an adult.” When teens act like adults, adults say, “Don’t get too big for your britches. You’re still a kid.” Teens are never exactly sure what’s expected of them. [Read More]