I work and have worked with teens for years now and I think they are great people for the most part. Here's the deal, what are teens? People. What are small children? People. Everybody is so weird about how they relate, treat, or interact with people of all different ages and I think that's flat retarded. Treat people like people. It's amazing the reaction you get when you treat a younger person with respect, rather than the suspicion they are going to be stealing cigarettes from the convenience store. All people should be treated people first, then adjust to the age.
I hate adults who look at teens a trouble makers or hassles. Shit the worst behaved most destructive people I know are full blown adults. Their 'kids' act better than they do. Yet so often they try to 'get away' from their kids because they are such a hassle.
Ugh, old people suck.