Every teen has their own temptations, they differ per child. Temptations can be things like food, tv, video games, sex, drugs, drinking, sexting, and even showing off their body in images. Most teens do these things or revolve their lives round these things because they don’t fit in our they feel “unpopular”. Is hurting yourself, your body, or your reputation worth fitting in with the crowd? How many of you actually have been taught to do better for yourself?
My sister at thirteen, snuck out of the house at 2 AM. Why you may ask? To meet a boy, who lived down the street. My sister and this boy had been dating on and off and he was always pressuring her into sex. He would text her things like “If you loved me you’d sneak out and come over.” She believed him, which was a horrible mistake.
This same boy had gotten a 15/16 year old girl pregnant while dating my sister, because my sister refused to have sex with him. This was her temptation, and she failed to defeat it. I can’t help but to feel even the slightest bit responsible because I never asked her about her life as a teenager.
We didn’t have a mom growing up, so we were not really taught how to be a girl. My dad was never strict because he was too afraid of loosing us if he was. Now, she is has no trust from my father, and can usually never go anywhere without me.
What’s my temptation? Food, I love food, mainly pizza. I grew up as a heavy child, because I never had anyone to help me be/eat healthy and exercise. I am taking control of it now at 17 but it’s hard with no moral support. Temptations can ruin your teenage life, I know mine was ruined. I am a senior in high school and my life was hell all four years.
I wasted my high school life worrying about things that I shouldn’t worry about as a child such as boys, sex, tv, food, etc. When you are faced with temptations go to an a parent or trusted adult for help, don’t loose your teenage life like I lost mine.
Make good grades in school, go to college, get a great job, and life your life happily. Don’t spend your childhood in depression and temptation. I know some of you are stressed about things like that so buy a private journal or write an anonymous blog and express your feelings. You will feel better after venting.
I hope this helps you, I really don’t want any of you to suffer like myself, so take control of yourself now before its too late. Too many teens are dying or falling into depressions but you and you alone can help yourself. Thanks for reading!