If you RESPECT me,
I will hear you.
If you LISTEN to me,
I will feel understood.
If you UNDERSTAND me,
I will feel appreciated.
If you APPRECIATE me,
I will know your support.
If you SUPPORT me as I try new things,
I will become responsible.
When I am RESPONSIBLE,
I will grow to be independent.
In my INDEPENDENCE,
I will respect you and love you all of my life.
Thank you,
Your Teenager

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