ERIC Number: ED196519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Parenting With Teenagers.
Wattenberg, William W.
This paper discusses factors that affect parent-child relationships when children become adolescents. Several factors are seen to be related to the development of reciprocity in parenting behaviors between adolescents and their parents. Factors related to the development of reciprocity are (1) teenagers' physical and intellectual development and their capacity for prosocial behavior; (2) the overlap of child and adult roles expected of teenagers; (3) the adolescent identity crisis; and (4) parents' needs. Examples are given to illustrate the operation of these factors in practical situations. Also discussed are situations which create conflict and stress for parents and teenagers; the teenagers' desire for independence and the parents' reaction to this desire; and changes in the life styles of parents. In conclusion, an argument is made that adolescents have an inalienable right to be involved in deciding how they are to be reared. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Individual Characteristics, Life Style, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Parents, Prosocial Behavior
In "Parenthood in a Changing Society" available from: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, College of Education, University of Illinois, 1310 South Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820 (Catalog No. 190, $5.00)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Urbana, IL.; Memphis State Univ., TN.
Identifiers: Independent Behavior
Note: Paper presented at the Symposium on Parenting, Memphis State University (Memphis, TN, November, 1980).