Why do parents and children struggle to have good relationships nowadays? Unfortunately, it has become a widespread issue. This article aims to shed light on the reasons behind this problem and its related issues.
Difficulties in life such as being overworked cause stress to the parents. Financial pressure, work pressure, or job insecurity are just a few examples of stressors that can make parents less patient and more irritable with their children.Additionally, parent’s behavior can also contribute to these issues. Some parents are overly critical, controlling, or dismissive of their children’s feelings.This behavior can be both voluntary or involuntary. While some of these behaviors may be justified depending on the situation, others or not.
Parents and the children’s demeanor are often connected. For instance, when parents are stressed and irritable, they may become disrespectful and defiant towards their children. Similarly, when parents are overly critical, children may show rebellious manners and/or become uncommunicative with their parents. Moreover, they may also experience academic stress, social pressures, and mental health issues, which can further affect their mood and lead them to become withdrawn. In addition to the factors mentioned earlier, social media is also a significant cause of communication breakdown in families. Children often prefer to share their lives with virtual friends on social media rather than with their parents, which can lead to further disconnection and tension in their relationship.
However, both parents and children share the responsibility of improving their relationship. Understanding, love, patience, and communication are key to improving and maintaining healthy relationships. Nowadays, life is challenging for everyone, and both parties must put in effort to keep their relationship strong. Parents can be more empathetic towards their children while still setting clear boundaries and expectations, and children can communicate more openly and respectfully with their parents and take responsibility for their own behavior and actions.
To achieve this, spending quality time together and engaging in fun activities can strengthen the bond between parents and children. In summary, healthy communication is the foundation of a healthy relationship. It is a choice to improve or worsen the relationship, so both parents and children, especially teenagers, should strive to understand each other, show love, and have patience. By working together, we can make the world a better place.