Saturday, June 17, 2006

What was i like as a teenager?

What was i like as a teenager? Well it really depends on who you ask! But in my opinion i think i was pretty decent. I never really gave my parents much grief even though, being the oldest child, they were a little strict at times! I remember asking to go to a party when i was about 15 and my mum said only if she could call the boys parents first! of course i found this incredibly embarrassing and said id rather not go than her call them...mum didnt give in so i didnt go!
If you ask my mum she'd tell you that the worst thing i did as a teenager was isolate myself. My mum worried about me alot because i used to lock myself in my bedroom for hours on end. My dad died when i was 17 and i think she thought i was depressed. She did try to get me to see a counsellor but i wasnt interested because although i was incredibly sad about his death, i knew what i was feeling wasnt depression. I just really enjoyed quiet time alone with my own thoughts. and coming from a family of 5 kids, locking myself in my room was my only escape from all the noise!!!! Mum and i get on incredibly well now tho. She said to me the other day that she was so glad id come through being a moody teenager (whatever!) and turned into someone she can now be friends with........if only she could see the light at the end of the tunnel with my younger sister(18)!

2 comments:

Laura Lou said...

How lucky your sister is to have you WANT to help. I used to stay in my room a lot, too, but it wasn't siblings, just being a teen.

loonyhiker said...

It's nice that your mom worried about you being depressed and gave you the opportunity to see a counselor if you wanted. I see so many parents of my students deny htat their child is depressed, which makes the child feel that something is wrong with them for feeling depressed. I have had one attempt suicide 3 times this year.