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  1. 1. By:Jaime Sciarrino
  2. 2. I picked the topic of parent-teen relationships. I picked this topic because in the book Twisted Tyler didn’t have a good relationship with his parents. Through out the book there were many different conflicts. I explored reasons why conflicts may occur and how to fix your relationship with your parents.
  3. 3. <ul><li>Teens push for more independence. </li></ul><ul><li>Conflicts occur when teens push for more freedom then there parents feel they can handle. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents just want to protect there kids from mistakes that they themselves made as a teen. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents impose rules that they expect there teens to comply with. (stress) </li></ul>
  4. 4. 94% of teens who took this survey had siblings.
  5. 5. <ul><li>*Parent is using the child as a substitute for an adult friend. </li></ul><ul><li>~If your parent is telling you too much or depending on you excessively for companionship, you need to say so. </li></ul><ul><li>*Parent talks to you in a way that makes you think badly of yourself </li></ul><ul><li>~Calmly speak to them and explain that how they speak to you affects how you see yourself. (Meyer) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Being positive, understanding and accepting of your parent(s) will make a difference regardless of whether your having difficulty with your parents. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to stay in touch with your feelings by talking them out with your parent(s). (Meyer) </li></ul>Communication
  7. 7. <ul><li>*56% of teens said they can not talk to there parents about everything. </li></ul><ul><li>*Some topics they can not talk about is boys and sex. </li></ul><ul><li>*Some said they couldn’t talk to there parents about anything. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>*You may not always see eye to eye. </li></ul><ul><li>*They get on your case and nerves sometimes. </li></ul><ul><li>*Your parent(s) want to help and understand you but it may not always seem that way. (Meyer) </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Taking care of a family is difficult and complex responsibility. This can make it difficult to get a long at times. </li></ul><ul><li>Three mental tools to use when trying to deal with your parents: </li></ul><ul><li>~Have a positive attitude despite a difficult situation. </li></ul><ul><li>~Bring sincerely understanding of your parent(s) and any hardships they may be going through </li></ul><ul><li>~Accept your parent(s) for who they are. (Meyer) </li></ul>Dealing with your parents
  10. 10. <ul><li>*78% of teens said there parents jobs do not interfere with there relationship. </li></ul><ul><li>*83% of teens get along with there moms while only 67% get along with there dads. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>* Trusting another person-even someone in your family isn’t necessarily easy. </li></ul><ul><li>*In order to trust someone you need to be able to understand them first. </li></ul><ul><li>*Sharing your feelings with your parent(s) is a good way to communicate and build trust. (Meyer) </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>78% of teens say they trust there parents and there parents trust them. </li></ul>Trust
  13. 13. <ul><li>56% of teens say they depend on there parents while 44% think they are independent. </li></ul><ul><li>78% say they feel there parents can provide then with what they need(food, shelter). </li></ul>Dependency
  14. 14. <ul><li>*Know what they like, how they think and how they feel about what’s happening in there lives. </li></ul><ul><li>*Imagine what they say to themselves/ about themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>*Speak the truth to them in a way they can hear it, clearly and gently. </li></ul><ul><li>*Have fun with them. </li></ul><ul><li>*Treat them as equals. </li></ul><ul><li>(Squidoo) </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>  Bickerstaff, Linda. &quot;Stress.&quot; Teen Health and Wellness. Rosen, 2010. Web. 8 Jan. 2010. <http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/314/stress>. </li></ul><ul><li>“ How to Build Solid Parent-Teen Relationships.” Squidoo. 2 Jan. 2010.<http://www.squidoo.com/how_to_build_solid_parent_teen_relationships>. </li></ul><ul><li>Meyer, Jared. &quot;Dealing With Your Parents.&quot; Teen Health and Wellness. Rosen, 2010. Web. 8 Jan. 2010. <http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/article/112/dealing-with-your-parents>. </li></ul>
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