Allot of times young people get themselves into trouble because they are bored. I think as parents, grandparents, youth leaders, and Pastors we could do allot to help them from becoming. Let’s think of some things that they could do to keep busy, especially as spring and summer approach.
The following quote from an American Judge who works with youth could be helpful. I found this quote on a teacher’s class room door in a local school in my area. Not sure who the judge is, but it’s a good lesson.
“Always we hear the cry from Teenagers, ‘what can we do, where can we go?’ My answer is this; Go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons and after you’ve finished, read a book. Your town does not owe you recreational facilities and your parents do not owe you fun.
The world does not owe you a living, you owe the world something. You owe it your time, energy and talent so that not one will be at war, in sickness and lonely again. In other words grow up and stop being a cry baby, get out of your dream world and develop a backbone not a wishbone. Start behaving like a responsible person. You are important and you are needed. It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday. Someday is now and that somebody is you!”