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.
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.
The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, has many instances where good as well as bad parent-child relationships are present. A third example of this is between Dill and his parents. Mayella Ewell had a terrible parent-child relationship. The parent-child relationship in Dill's case was non-existent and in Mayella's case was very poor.
The parent-child relationship of Jem and Scout's family was very good. The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, has many instances where good as well as bad parent-child relationships are present. A third example of this is between Dill and his parents. Mayella Ewell had a terrible parent-child relationship. The parent-child relationship in Dill's case was non-existent and in Mayella's case was very poor. A parent-child relationship is a special relationship that has a huge effect on the way that the child will turn out. The parents want to develop a strong bond with their child but they also want to maintain a healthy relationship among themselves along with their other friendships.He prays for what he hopes his daughter will have while she grows and matures.What catches my eye the most is, "May she become a flourishing hidden tree, that all her thoughts may like the linnet be, and have no business but dispensing round their magnanimities of sound." (204) It is obvious that he wants the best for his daughter, for her to flourish and mature and also to think on her own, and not have someone else think for her.Through the readings, this is apparent in positive relationships, negative relationships, and in average relationships between the parent and the child.A positive relationship between parents and their children helps with the up bringing of the child.Myths of The goal is to hurt, as the teen feels hurt by others.When the above situations occur, many parents (and teens as well) feel they are caught in a situation that is bad; it doesn't make any difference what you do, it still doesn't work.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.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.