Parenting, Children and Teens
Parents and their teens don’t always agree on issues such as dress, following family rules or how teens spend their time. As a result, arguments often occur. In fact, researchers tell us that most families experience an increase in conflict and arguments as their children enter into the teen years. The notion that the teen years will be filled with friction has become so expected in our society that first time parents may find themselves dreading the years ahead rather than celebrating their child’s movement toward adulthood.
"SP491-A-Teen Independence," The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service, SP491A-5M-7/97 E12-2015-00-043-98, http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_agexfami/45