Being a teenager is difficult. It’s that time of life where your starting to find out who you want to be when you grow up. It’s that awkward phase when your body is going through changes and they’re noticeable to people around you. High school starts and there is this balance between still being a kid, yet wanting to be an adult. With so much growth and change during the teenage years, there are bound to be problems that arise. I’m here to tell you that we all go through it and we make it out okay.
This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
5 Common Teen Problems
1. Starting to date- Well, you’re finally out of the Cooties stage and into the Cuties stage. There’s that hottie in 5th period that you hope will notice you, or maybe the hottie who sits at the table next to you at lunch. Where ever this good looking, nice, great personality person happens to be, remember, you’re still a teen.
I know at this age it seems like the end of the world if the person you like doesn’t like you back. The whole point of dating as a teen is to find out what types of qualities you want in a future spouse. So, take this wonderful time as a teenager to explore your options and see what different types of people are out there.
Don’t get serious with one person and go on group dates as much as possible. Avoid those difficult situations where you’re alone together because a wrong choice can decide the fate of the rest of your life. There’s a big sea with lots of fish and your high school is a little pond. It’s okay to not be serious with one person and to just have wholesome fun getting to know people.
2. Making Friends- I know in high school you tend to make friends with a certain group and they become your high school BFFs. That is great to have a good solid circle of friends. Just don’t discount that there are many people out there with similar interests that may become great, lifelong friends.
A good way to meet new friends is by joining clubs. If you’re having trouble making friends, or just want to make some new ones, join a club. The good thing about high school is the great diversity of clubs and classes available for whatever interests you.
Being a teen is fun. You can try out any club or sport that interests you and make some good friends doing it. In clubs, you bring together other kids with similar interests, that makes it easier to become friends. So, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. Find a sport or club that interests you and start making some new friends.
3. Starting to Drive– This is the moment you have been waiting for. You finally get to have the freedom to go where you want to go. There is no more embarrassment from having your parents drop you and pick you up places. Just remember that driving is a big responsibility.
When you’re out and about driving with your friends remember to be responsible. The choices you make can have an effect on the rest of your life. Don’t try to show off or impress your friends. Just get everyone there safely. Follow the traffic rules, they’re there for a reason. Also, just because you can drive doesn’t mean you get to do whatever you want.
4. Peer Pressure- You will encounter this problem at least once in your teenage life. It doesn’t matter where you are or what you are doing, someone will try to get you to do something you don’t want to do or think is right. Whether it’s taking part in bullying or drugs and alcohol. The main thing to remember here is that if your friends keep pressuring you to do something you are uncomfortable doing, then they aren’t true friends.
A true friend will respect your decision not to do something and not try to get you to do something you are not comfortable doing. If you are hanging out with friends that constantly pressure you to do things that your uncomfortable doing then see problem #2 and start making some new friends.
5. Dealing with Acne- One of the hardest and most embarrassing things about growing up is the changes your body goes through. There’s growth spurts and facial hair and of course acne.
Sometimes, acne is hormonal and/or genetic. But the bottom line is, none of us like having acne. There are things you can do to help treat acne and lessen it. Just keep in mind that most people go through it and you are not alone. Most people also grow out of it.
While you’re going through it though, you can help by trying these things:
- Try not to touch your face during the day. Your hands are dirty and will not help your acne problem.
- Keep your hair clean. Oils and dirt from your hair won’t help acne either.
- Resist the urge to pick at it. This goes with the don’t touch your face thing. Also, picking can help spread the acne more than leaving it alone. It can also cause bad acne scars.
- Make sure your face is clean. Be sure to wash your face in the morning and at night with an acne fighting soap. When you’re out at school and not near a sink, use the new OXY On-The-Go Acne Stick.
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The OXY® On-The-Go Acne Stick is effective and uses the #1 active ingredient recommended by dermatologists to kill acne-causing bacteria, benzoyl peroxide. It goes on clear with a mess-free application so teens can spot treat at any time, anywhere. The ability to constantly spot-treat can help in keeping skin clear of acne.
The OXY® On-The-Go Acne Stick doesn’t require a stop in the bathroom to wash your face and hands either. You can just simply apply wherever you are and not need to worry about unsightly residue or discoloring of clothes or towels.
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Being a teen is hard. You don’t need me to tell you that. Just know that adults aren’t as dumb as you think they are, we have been there too. Keep your head up and know that with the right attitude and by following these easy solutions for these 5 common teen problems, you can make your teenage years the best years of your life.
What is a problem you have had as a teen?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of OXY. The opinions and text are all mine.