8. “Don’t be a jerk.”
I was at times, especially when I thought I was better or smarter than others. I wish someone had confronted me in my arrogance then. With that teen advice, perhaps I wouldn’t deal as much with arrogance now.
9. “Even teenagers die.”
That’s morbid, I realize. None of us knew that fact, though, until a teen classmate died—and no one talked us through our questions.
10. “The choices you make today can come back to haunt you.”
That’s probably even more the case today. Social media posts can reveal a teen’s foolishness to others, including college recruiters and future employers.
Parents and youth workers: Have these important conversations with your teen. Offer them godly advice. Someday they’ll be glad you did.