[VIDEO] Teens, Young Adults Tell Parents What's What
East Greenwich Patch - about 4 years
The lucky people who attended Monday night's joint presentation by Bob Houghtaling's TLC group and volunteers from the Teen Center got the yin and yang of the teen experience. It was impressive.
The Teen Leadership Consortium (otherwise known as the TLC) got the evening rolling by breaking into three different groups, with TLC members sitting in with each group directing the discussion in three areas: school stress, social media, and communication.
The idea came out of a TLC meeting earlier in the fall, when several students talked about the expectations they feel from school, their parents, and even themselves. Monday night's event was a chance to do just that – to try to talk to parents as a group directly and let them know how it feels to be a teenager in 2012.
The teenagers were remarkably open and surprisingly supportive of parents' attempts to wean their kids off social media, for instance.
"It's going to be a struggle, but it's worth it, it's definitely worth it,"
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