Section for People 12 to 18

Hello, this section is under construction. In future I plan to put a lot of useful information here. Comment on this page's update or on my profile page on Neocities with what you need if you are 12-18 years old and I'll see if I can dredge up some helpful information for you. If you are under the age of 12, I wonder how you got here in the first place. If I'm not mistaken, the world of people older than you is essentially in chaos right now so I hope you guys listen to and trust yourselves. Don't believe anyone older than you when they say they've got anything more figured out than you. Chances are that's not true at all. Old folks (like me, cough, wheeze) do not have all of the answers.

"I Am Not 18 Or Older" old link Alternate old link

Here is how to get legal emancipation from a parent or guardian NOLO article Look into it for your state as well. If you don't need this information yourself, chances are you might know someone who does.

If you hate school, there is a chance you can enroll in a local community college and take a GED test instead, or just take a GED test, depending on the state you are in and your age. Do look into it please, since high school in the US is pretty much p o i n t l e s s. Ask pretty much any college advisor or career professional... they'll probably say the same thing. GED test website

How to cope with heat Some tips for this summer

How to cope with empathy Some tips for that. Refers specifically to psychic empathy, not being a nice person.

Wisdom, Tips n Tricks Some assorted things I learned the hard way, if you want some advice mostly on things not to do

r/askoldpeople A subreddit that is exactly that. Dunno bout you but when I was 12-18 I knew maybe one person older than me who had any sense, let alone wisdom. But this subreddit has wise people in it! Woot!

If I was a mega bajillionaire gazillionaire, I would buy every one of you reading this one of each of these books. But since I am not there (yet), I can recommend them at least. Because these help with basically everything.

Some assistance if you feel you might need it

Some music recommendations for you, if you haven't yet heard these

Renew/kill your faith in humanity? the newest comments

Some family favorite movies if you'd like to check these out

Some family favorite TV shows or recordings

Other book recommendations in case you're bored and want something to do

A List of Stuff from the 90s and 00s that I Really Want To Recommend cause i wasn't around in the 80s waaaahhhhh anyway hope you guys don't miss out on this stuff. Out of all the things you can budget for as what my husband and I like to call a monthly self-care budget, you might consider these.

If you happen to be LGBTQ+ and are ever in crisis or feeling horrible, please see The Trevor Project so you can talk to someone.

FYI if you come back to this website when you hit 18 to read through it, you might like to know that I'm writing it from the perspective of someone who has done a lot. And I mean a lot. of really dumb shit in my life. If I've been there, done that and got the T-shirt, it would read "I am an idiot." So I hope any info you glean from the site can help you avoid at least some of the gigantic mistakes I've made. Oh and also, I got some extremely bad advice and a lot of attempts to get me to believe in total b.s. which somehow made the disastrous situations of my life even worse. Therefore I have endeavored to avoid b.s. as much as possible. YMMV.