Parent and teen are further apart than ever, and both feel terrible. Often, parents today do not take enough time, working and playing with their children.They need to realize that the family is a complex emotional system, not a business organization.When asked why parents nag they often say "it's for your own good" or something equally insane.
Teens are at a stage in life where they face a multitude of pressing decisions -- including those about friends, careers, sex, smoking, drinking, drugs and parental values.
At the same time, they are confronted with profound physical, social and emotional changes.
This is seen in Theodore Roethke's piece, "My Papa's Waltz", and in William Butler Yeats piece, "A Prayer for My Daughter".
In Roethke's piece he writes, "We romped until the pans slid from the kitchens shelf; [My] mother's countenance could not unfrown itself."(202) Here he reflects on the good time that they had.
Parent and Teenager Relationships As a child begins to enter adolescence, there appears to be a rise in conflict between the adolescent and parents.
The amount of conflict differs from family to family and is dependent on many factors.
It is mainly due to the changing characteristics and growing of the adolescent and the way in which the rest of the family adjusts to these changes.
Adolescence is a time of challenge and change for both teens and parents.
My mother always nags me to do things like clean my teeth, tidy my room, do my homework blah blah....
It's probably the same with many other teenagers out there.