How Should You Treat A Teenager?

I was asked a question recently on Quora about how you should treat a teenager. The actual question went like this: “Why do people encourage teens to be adults rather than encourage them to be children?”

I thought this was a great question, especially since I’m a dad with two teenagers and have worked around teens for years. I answered the question on Quora, but thought “hey, why not do a video?” So I did. But rather than just give you my opinion and advice, I brought in an expert on teenagers…my teenage daughter!


What do you think? Should we encourage teens to be adults, or act more adult-like, or leave them be? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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Thanks for watching. Really means a lot!



This was shot on a Canon g7x Mark II and a Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920.

Edited on a Mac Mini using Final Cut Pro X.

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