Finding yourself

Finding yourself

A Story by Crimson
"

A letter meant reflect the mind of a teenager finding him/herself. I just thought that no one has really put it into words, so I did.

"

This is for every teenager who has ever felt misunderstood,


Who has ever been stereotyped.

Who has ever been told that they would 'change', as they got older.

That this is just a phase.



Dear the parents, the older siblings - the adults who tell us these things.

The adults that don't think anything of these changes,

that don't think- this might not be 'just a phase'.


'Just a phase' tells us that what we are feeling is wrong, that we should change.

It tells us that you don't want us to be like this.

Even if you haven't said those words out loud,

think, to yourself, how many times have you discarded what your child has said.

Have you ever told them, maybe you will feel differently when you're older.

Have you ever ignored them when they try and talk to you about something.

Even after they tell you it's important.


If you have ever told yourself that you are busy, that you will talk to them tomorrow,

if you have ever said to yourself, they are just teenagers,they don't know themselves,

they don't know what they're talking about,

then right now I want you to go to them, and apologise.


Tell them that you understand. Tell them that they are finding themselves

and that you are proud of them.

I want you to stop telling yourself that its just a phase, and that you don't want to talk about this again.

Because if it is really important to them, then all you are doing is making them feel small and insignificant.


The 'phases' that we go through are all about testing who we want to be, who we are.

And it is your job to help us through it and tell us that regardless of whoever we decide to be,

whatever we decide to believe in, that you will love us.

Not to dictate who we become- because you will- even if you aren't doing it directly.



So please don't stereotype a teenager because,

all we want to do is be ourselves, not be you.




© 2017 Crimson



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At times, overprotective parents think that they are doing a favor when clearly that's not true!Struggles most teenagers have to go through and can't share with their parents is mostly because no one likes to be patronized!
Thank you for writing this and sharing it with me :)!

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Crimson

7 Months Ago

Thank you for taking the time to review my work, i completley agree ! :)
zaisham9393

7 Months Ago

You're very welcome :)!



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At times, overprotective parents think that they are doing a favor when clearly that's not true!Struggles most teenagers have to go through and can't share with their parents is mostly because no one likes to be patronized!
Thank you for writing this and sharing it with me :)!

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Crimson

7 Months Ago

Thank you for taking the time to review my work, i completley agree ! :)
zaisham9393

7 Months Ago

You're very welcome :)!

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