Skip to comments.Judge’s Words of Wisdom to Teens and Tweens Goes Viral
Posted on 08/15/2012 12:23:13 PM PDT by jakerobins
Open Letter to Teen-ager
Always we hear the plaintive cry of the teen-ager. What can we do?...Were can we go?
The answer is GO HOME!
Hang the storm windows, paint the woodwork. Rake the leaves, mow the lawn, shovel the walk. Wash the car, learn to cook, scrub some floors. Repair the sink, build a boat, get a job.
Help the minister, priest, or rabbi, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army. Visit the sick, assist the poor, study your lessons. And then when you are through - and not too tired - read a book.
Your parents do not owe you entertainment. Your city or village does not owe you recreational facilities. The world does not owe you a living...You owe the world something.
You owe it your time and your energy and your talents so that no one will be at war or in poverty or sick or lonely again.
Grow up; quit being a crybaby. Get out of your dream world and develop a backbone, not a wishbone, and start acting like a man or a lady.
You're supposed to be mature enough to accept some of the responsibility your parents have carried for years.
They have nursed, protected, helped, appealed, begged, excused, tolerated and denied themselves needed comforts so that you could have every benefit. This they have done gladly, for you are their dearest treasure.
But now, you have no right to expect them to bow to every whim and fancy just because selfish ego instead of common sense dominates your personality, thinking and request. In Heaven's name, grow up and go home!
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Yeah..now this applies to kids up to 26..plus a lot of other basement dwellers who wait for Mom to cook their dinner.
This was on Yahoo???? Wow.
I’d bet you’d have to read it for them. They probably can’t read.
Best post I’ve seen this week.
When our kids were teens we reminded them frequently that the only thing we owed them was a bed, one set of clothes, and three meals a day until they were 18 and then we were obligated for nothing. Anything beyond that was a gift.
Of course they had way more than that, but the statement often kept things in perspective.
We now have 2 college educated successful adults. Both are very conservative (Our daughter is a PaulBot but we can live with that.) From the day they graduated from college they have asked for nothing. We are pleased with how they have turned out.
It was the kiss of death to tell my mother, then with my kids to tell me that they were bored. Boredom meant that it was time for chores.
I think that my oldest only said it two or three times and my youngest learned from his brother’s mistake and never said that he was bored. LOL
What, you didn’t teach your kids to read?
I’d like to add, get an amateur radio license. I have no problem with adult children staying at home as long as they do their share of the chores and/or drop their share of shekles into the common pot.