Parents’ Support Guides Teenagers


A. Martinez, Staff Writer

One day my parents were making breakfast, I was still asleep and my brother was playing on his PS4. I could smell the pancakes and the bacon all the way to my room. I got up and went to help set up the table; I made the coffee and went to get my brother so he would come eat. As we were eating my dad said, “Alexis your grades are good, keep them up.” I responded with, “Thank you dad, I am trying my best to keep them like that.” Then my mom told my brother Carlos that he needs “to bring his grades up, if not, he was going to be grounded.”

According to Healthy Families BC, they said, “For teenagers, parents and families are a source of care and emotional support. Families give teenagers partial, financial, and material help. And most teenagers still want to spend time with their families, sharing ideas and having fun.” My parents are always giving me advice and spending time with me and my brother. When we spend time together it is always fun, because we are always playing board games. Family Lives reported that “Teenagers still want to spend time together with their parents. Yes, of course they’d like to be on their mobiles or computers, playing games and communicating with their mates, all hours of the day and night. And given the chance, they want to be with them too, either at each other’s homes or out together. But they also still value family time […]’’.

 My parents have guided me to become a mature person. My dad is always saying, “Alexis next time be more respectful.” My mom also tells me, “We are going to help y’all when y’all go to college, to follow your dream, and choose a good career.” They also support us a lot with the sports we play and our career choice. They tells us that they are proud of us for being mature and that we are good kids.

  In conclusion, my parents are always giving me the best advice and helping me make the right decision. They are always there for me when I need to talk to someone or just need advice. Parents will always be there for you and try to give you advice that you will use as you are growing up. Teenagers might act like they don’t want advice but they actually appreciate it.