The Origin of the Conflict Between Parents and Teenagers
Conflicts between parents and teenagers happen all the time
At Theravive, we approach conflict between a parent and teenage as an opportunity to develop communication skills as well as understanding for the stage of life the teen is experiencing. Ultimately, the goal is to develop or enhance the relationship between mother and teen, father and teen, or in same cases to address issues of sibling rivalry that may have consumed the focus of the family.
Sources of Conflict Between Parents and Teenagers
In many cases, the conflicts between parents and teenagers derive from the illusion that a younger child has more freedom of choice. A small child may actually seem to have a freer choice of friends he can bring into his home and the games he can play with them. But there are always limitations to a child's choices, and parents are more understanding of the bad choices by attributing mistakes to the fact that “he's only a child.”
Identifying sources of conflict is the first step to resolving the conflict. Here are a few tips to solving conflict between a parent and a teenager.