How to be an Awesome Teenager

Presented by: John Patterson

John Patterson has attended LDSHE for almost as long as he can remember, tagging along with his parents before he could come to the Youth program, and has loved every minute of it. In his free time John has a passion for books, movies, art, drama, and really anything else creative. He also loves people, making friends, and is looking forward to spending time with everybody at the conference!

When I was younger, I spent a lot of time watching older kids and figuring out what I admired about them. The weirdest part of growing up was realizing that people were watching me! I knew I needed to stop admiring others for how cool they were and start being cool myself. Now that I’m nearing the end of my “teenager career,” here are some pro-tips on how to be an awesome teenager, from a teenager. Learn to do the good things and avoid the stupid stuff.


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