All adults have been teenagers, therefore they have walked in teenage shoes. And if adults have raised teenagers, they know how teenagers act. Therefore, to all teens let me say this—listen to those who have been where you are now. If your parents are wise, caring role models; you need to listen to them. Many teens are going though the phase where they think they know everything, and they think their parents are an embarrassment. Well I've got news, we old heads thought the same way when we were young and many of us suffered because of it. So we are trying to spare you the sorrow (Galatians 6:7; Luke 15:17-19; Proverbs 22:3).
Listen to the voices that tell you to reject peer pressure, sex, drinking, drugs, not going to school, misbehaving in school, neighborhood gangs, flash mobs, etc. If others are jumping on the band wagon to do evil, you stand up for what is right. Respect your elders and develop interest in God by starting to go to church (John 4:24). Think about what I’m saying because it is right (Proverbs 1:2-4, 4:1-27, 10:1, 17:25, 19:20, 20:1).