A teen is someone between the ages of thirteen and nineteen. Now that you know who a teen is, let us get down to my piece for us this week. You will all agree with me that one problem we teens have with our parents and older ones has something to do with Courtesy. They have at one time or the other complained about our level of politeness, and believe me, we get annoyed when mum\dad tells us that we lack courtesy or manners.
Courtesy has to do with politeness, it is an important asset that we should possess, yet it is amazing that most people especially teens lack this. We find it hard to say simple phrases like, ‘thank you, I am sorry, please, I appreciate you, excuse me please’, and many others but to mention a few. Though this words sounds simple and meaningless, but one thing we don’t know is that they really go a long way when they are said with sincerity. Courtesy has nothing to do with your status, either rich or poor. And being polite doesn’t make you smaller or stupid, it only shows your type of person and how wise you are.
As teens with great future, we need to be cautious in the way we speak to and with our parents and older ones, because this is another area that causes clash between our parents and us. A simple thank you is much more expensive than millions of naira. Come to think of it. Most rich people can afford to part with their money but they find it difficult to say ‘thank you’ or ‘I am sorry’.
Teens, let us try saying polite things to all those that crosses our path, either small or big. Try this new piece when dealing with your parents and older ones and you will see great improvements in you relationships with them.