Many teenagers today are basically taught to hate their parents and family. Who wants to have controlling parents? Why should we listen to them? These questions go through every single teenagers head. Me too. Growing up I constantly thought I knew more than my parents. Why would they try to ruin all of my fun, when I'm just trying out new things?
Now I am 19 and living on my own. I rarely get to see my family, and sometimes I do get lonely. Lately my entire attitude about family and parents have changed. I'm actually realizing that my parents did not best all of these years. Yes, it may have been a downer not being able to do specific things growing up, but now that I'm an adult and making my own decisions I just want to have my parents straight up tell me what I have to do. Does that every happen? No. I have to make my own decisions.
As I get older, I've come to respect my parents and their opinions. And I also have realized that they are smarter than me and do understand what I am going through. All parents were our age once. The situations may have been different, but they were all once teenagers. So next time you are ready to fight or argue with your parents, just sit back and think.