Category: Growing Up

May 18 / Growing Up

LLP: Living up to the expectations of others can take a toll on one’s own personal happiness. Read this author’s story on escaping their obstacle of caring too much. 

When I was just 15, I got my first job at a well known fast food restaurant. From the beginning, I loved it. I met some awesome new people and making money was FUN! Generally, I’m a hard worker. So everyday when I went in, I took care of everything I knew needed to be done. I did that for about eight months.

In December, when I turned 16, I was finally trained to learn how to do the more, “grown-up” stuff there. It went great, I loved my job even more. Also at this point, I was already close with everyone there Read the Post To the person who cares too much

LLP: Growing up with strict parents may leave you feeling trapped, but this author lends some words of advice on what he’s come to realize and appreciate of his parents’ tough love.

Alright, so one of the biggest challenges I have had in my life, and still struggle with sometimes, is having parents that are way too strict on me. My mom is a teacher and my dad didn’t really have a father figure when he grew up so he doesn’t have much to look up to. Dad does his best and I know my mom loves me very much, but all the time it is like they won’t let me do near as much as I should be able to do. Read the Post Growing Up

Four Walls

LLP: Do you feel trapped within your own room, alone with your feelings? This young author shares their story of feeling alone and how they overcame their depressive state. 

Same house, same four walls that I see on the week and weekend days. This is my seventh grade year.

Three years ago, my emotions started to change. I started to feel ways I have never felt before; sometimes as I was looking at my four walls, I would think a lot. I had thoughts that grew more and more, but I didn’t talk to anyone about it. Read the Post To Those Who Feel Alone

April 26 / Growing Up

LLP: This author provides motivational words to bring comfort to those who feel “different” in high school.

Hey you!

Yes, you!

I know what you’re going through. High school isn’t easy. I was once the student who didn’t “fit in,” a misfit. Friends were few and far between. Some people claim that high school was the best years of their life. Read the Post Dear High School Misfit

April 21 / Bullying

Dear child who lives with a bully sibling,

LLP: Growing up with siblings can be tough, especially if you deal with sibling bullying. Read this author’s story on growing up with a verbally abusive sibling and how she overcame this situation by talking to someone.

If you have siblings then I’m sure you’ve probably heard how siblings drive each other crazy all the time. Your parents and other adults have told you not to listen to them because “that’s just what siblings do” when they say something hurtful. And of course you always have those sitcom siblings who argue and fight with each other, but then they make up by the twenty-minute mark. Yet what some people don’t realize that even if it’s expected, what our siblings say or do to us can still hurt us very badly. Sometimes they can be worse bullies than the ones at school. Believe me, you’re not alone. I myself have dealt with this. Read the Post Letter on Sibling Bullying