People Share Their Best Tips For Teenagers

One's teenage years are almost guaranteed to come with ups and downs.

With adulthood fast approaching, many spend those years enjoying their vanishing youth and living life to the fullest.

All the while undergoing significant physical and emotional change.

So, it's natural that everyone looks back on several fond memories of being a teenager, along with things we try to forget, or wish we handled differently.

As a result, we can't help but wish we could go back and give advice to our younger selves.


Redditor alexjuby211 was curious to hear what people believed to be the best advice offered to any teenagers today, leading them to ask:

"What are some great tips for teenagers?"

Don't underestimate a sparkling smile.

"Brush your teeth."

"They may seem fine for a while but It'll catch up to you fast."- DonttouchmethereUwU

Just be yourself!

"The coolest thing you can do is stop trying to be cool."- fortwenie

You have a lot to look forward to.

"Remember that 'right now' is not forever."

"The teenage years are just one small chapter in the book of your life!"- lovealert911

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Ramen will get old very quickly...

"Learn to cook."- Catscratchingcats

Put Yourself First

​"Invest in you."

"Not someone else."

"I should clarify."

'I’m not talking about money."

"I’m talking about investing time and energy into yourself."


"Learn and understand yourself."

"Love yourself."

"This is so important for teenagers."

"I’ve been there."

"I know it’s difficult growing up and I can’t imagine how much more difficult it is in the age of social media."

"Your own mental, emotional, and physical health should be at the top of your priority list."- PBandJellyJesus

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Keep your friends close

"Figure out who your good friends are and try to keep in contact."- radpandaparty

Don't enable bullies.

"Stand up to bullies."

"Even if you’re not the one being picked on."

"I regret not doing more for kids that really struggled in school."

'Reading Reddit posts made me realize how terrible school can be when you’re alone or bullied.'- knovit

Be open, but selective.

"Say no to peer pressure but say yes to more experiences."- Becauseitstuesday

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Take it in stride

"Don't be afraid of rejection."

"Take it in stride and keep on trying."

"Don't be like me and intentionally emotionally cripple yourself for life."- Picard2331

All teenagers are bound to make some mistakes that they will regret five or so years later.

Which might even include not listening to their elders.

Any other tips to share? Let us know in the comments below?

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