Relationship between children and their parents and problems in the family

There can be no doubt that relations between people are the most important for any person. Many people
consider a family to be such a unit without which a person can’t be protected or happy, confident or safe. A family is the place where a man is molded as a personality. That’s why relationships between children and parents are so important.

Some people call conflicts in the family as a generation gap. The generation gap is the difference in ideas, feelings, and interests between older and younger people, especially as a result of lack of understanding. The problem of “fathers and sons” has always been acute. Every new generation faces it.

Teenage Problems in a Family

Family life isn’t always easy. Today conflicts between children and their parents are a classic case of misunderstandings between different generations: conflicts with adults are typical in teenagers’ life. Children and their parents often argue with each other.

What are the most common problems which can cause conflicts?

One of the problems concerns teenage fashion. Teenagers and their parents have different views on the same things. Nowadays, in most stylish clothes you can’t find anything that looks like normal in your parents’ mind. Your parents don’t find the clothes you wear stylish. Meanwhile your parents try to have control over your life and choices. They don’t like such things as red and blue hair, and studs and rings in different parts of your body.
Parents will reduce their censorship if they understand that you are not the only one to prefer such unusual styles.

Another vital issue is that parents do not want their child to hang out with a bad crowd. They would like their child to make friends with well-mannered boys and girls, because teenagers with bad habits can spoil their child’s character and future.

The same problem concerns relations with the opposite sex. It happens very often: a guy brings his girlfriend to his house and the parents react in shock with open mouths. They think they know what is better for their children because of life experience.

One more reason for the misunderstanding is that parents try to control nearly every step of their children; they constantly tell them what to do and not to do. Very often they don’t let you stay up late because you have to go to school on the next day, they don’t let you watch what you want on your smartphone. On the other hand, they
make you do your homework every day, do the chores and take care of your brothers or sisters.

Sometimes, disagreements become so huge that teenagers leave home. But almost always they come back, because they are not ready for independent life.

If there is right in the soul,
There is beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
There will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home,
There will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world.

Check whether you know these words:

cause – викликати
concern – стосуватися
stud – гвоздик
reduce – скорочувати
censorship – контроль
to pierce – робити пірсинг
vital issue – насущна проблема
to spoil – зіпсувати

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