It is a myth that there is a generation gap between parents and teenagers, making the two sides unable to understand each other. Therefore, conflicts are getting more common in home life, which concerns many people about the negative and unpredictable consequences of those. However, some think that conflicts play a key role in children’s growth.
In a debate, each side tries to point out the other’s mistakes and give as strong support as possible. Thus, in a conflict, teenagers get a chance to recognize their merits which are pointed out by their parents. On top of that, parents can understand how their children think about them and their mental development, paving the way for easier upbringing.
Nevertheless, some say that conflicts are by no means good because it can lead to teenagers’ rebellious streak. They will get away from home unless parents find the way to prevent the escalation of the conflict. Then, under peer pressure they tend to listen to their friends more than they do to their parents. And it is serious if their friends are bad and encourage them to commit crimes.
In short, although an argument lets teenagers know how immature they are, when it turns to a conflict, the gap between parents and teenagers will be widen, resulting in wrong thoughts and actions of these adolescent individuals. It is recommended that conflicts should be lessened as much as possible by the responsibility of both parents and their children.