"Honour your mother and
father and you will live long and be well, if not, you will die" — says
the Bible. Some families are happy, some are dead. It seems to me the reason is
misunderstanding of each other in the family.
One more thing, teenagers can
take on most of the rights and responsibilities of adulthood. Before this
occurs, however, they go through the period of adolescence and most of them
experience conflicts at that time. They change rapidly both physically and
emotionally and they search self-identity as they grow up and become more
Sometimes teenagers develop
interests and values different from those of their parents. That sets a
conflict between two generations, which leads to a gap in mutual understanding.
Traditional disagreements are: the time to come home at night, doing work about
the house and the friends to spend time with.
I'd like to point out, that
teens face a number of problems: drinking alcohol or using drugs. Moreover,
some children run away from their homes. Most of them return after a few days
or weeks, but some turn to crime and become juvenile delinquents.
I'm convinced that sometimes
parents do not care about their children. It is exactly at that age when young
people need a piece of advice or help. Different TV programmes and magazines
for the young come to their rescue. In case of need you can also dial a special
telephone number, the so-called 'telephone of trust'.
But it's not the way out.
Parents should help their children and find the right approach to them so as to
make everything clear. Being able to view the problems more rationally, they
should try to do their best to resolve them. We need to learn to talk our
problems over in our family. If we are able to do it, everything will be all right.