I was given a topic Teenagers and parents and I have studied the results of the survey reflecting British teenagers’ opinion about the causes of conflicts with parents. Surprisingly, the data of the diagram shows that 66% of British teenagers think about their behaviour as a cause of the conflicts. Only 14% of teenagers say that money issues are the main causes of conflicts and about 20% of them haven’t enough freedom.
In my opinion teenagers of Lithuania would point out the same causes of conflicts with their parents. I think I’m not a typical teenager but as I have experienced on my own the most conflicts with parents come from my behaviour. But according to my friends experience, I could say that teenagers in Britain ad Lithuania experience similar problems with parents.
Most parents consider smoking, not being at home until late hours, spending too much money to be problematic behaviour. They also can’t tolerate rebellious behaviour, friends making bad influence to their children.
I have never discussed my behaviour with parents, because in general, I’m not a warring person so that’s why I rarely conflict with my parents. But for those teenagers, who often make conflicts, conversations with parents are really necessary to realise their problematic behaviour.
I don’t think that parents are over-protective or too strict to their teenager children. Of course, every parent is different as every teenager also is. But I think that the most part of parents are understanding as they have already learnt from their own problems in adolescence.
In my opinion, a good parent is understanding, sympathetic and caring person. Being a parent is very responsible task, so every parent should be sensible and make fair decisions.