What do today's teens think about Valentine's Day? Is it romantic, or no? Fun or disappointing?
To start today's Teen Talk Tuesday, I got some students' views on Valentine's Day. The worst story I heard was from a boy who caught his girlfriend cheating on him on Valentine's Day. Another student told me about the awful time when she'd thought her mom had forgotten to send her something to school and how it always breaks her heart to see her classmates sad that special day when nothing arrives for them. What did they most enjoy getting? Flowers and chocolates.
However, not all kids hope for presents. Some find the holiday overated. One of my seniors said he dislikes Valentine's altogether because he's "not romantic in the least." Just as adults often complain about the commercialism of holidays, one boy said the holiday was too expensive, and another girl said she hated seeing so much red and pink together. Not surprisingly, most of my teens mentioned that being single on Valentine's Day sucked.
What did they like the most about the holiday? The majority of both girls and guys said "being part of a couple in love."
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