Sunday, July 29, 2007

Avoiding Teenager "Disorder"

I suppose you could consider being a teenager as a disorder (marked by rebellion, doing things that are harmful or dangerous for fun, avoiding authority figures like parents and teachers and only caring about what their friends think of them). But giving it a name doesn't do anything to fix the symptoms or prevent the damage.

Sure they'll "get over it" eventually. That is, unless they get themselves into serious trouble in the meantime.

Ironic, isn't it, that about the time kids are most in need of parents' advice they find it hardest to talk to them?

As adolescents and teens start feeling the pressure from friends and media to be "cool" they do things they know they don't want their folks to find out about. And this starts the wedge that drives the relationship apart.

Once that starts, parents who really want to help their kids are up against a lot. But what if was "cool" to honor help your parents?

Just this one precept from The Way to Happiness by L. Ron Hubbard could go a long way to helping kids avoid getting into trouble or minimally doing things set will them back, like drugs, crime, slacking off or dropping out of school.

Click here to view other Public Service Announcements

These video clips on The Way to Happiness web site are public service announcements produced by the Church of Scientology International, and released three weeks ago by David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center (ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion).

You can download them onto your blog.

Unhappy about the state of things? You can do something to change it by promoting these PSAs.

Check it out the PSA, and go here to copy the code onto your blog, or email it to your friends.

A good, stable adult with love and tolerance in his heart is about the best therapy a child can have.~~~L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology religion

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