After Reading the book Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations by Alex and Brett Harris (and encouraging my older children to read it too), I've worked to remove the word "teenager" from my vocabulary. After all, the word wasn't even around 100 years ago! The word conjures up a stereotype that I don't want anyone to think of when I'm referring to the "young adults" in my household.
Rather than the teen years being a tread-water, have-fun-until-I'm-old-enough-to-move-out time, the Harris brothers are convicting that the time can, and should, be spent in doing things that positively impact others. More like an internship in adulthood.
Interested? Read more here: the Rebelution blog.