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What Are Teens Thinking? Parent-Teen Conflict and Argument from the Teen Perspective Chris Buzzetta

What Are Teens Thinking? Parent-Teen Conflict and Argument from the Teen Perspective

Chris Buzzetta

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ISBN : 9781105398933
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200 pages
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This study explored the embodied teen experience of parent-teen conflict and argument using a hermeneutic-phenomenological approach. Teens self-identified as (a) living in a family with everyday conflict, (b) not seeing a psychologist or counselor,MoreThis study explored the embodied teen experience of parent-teen conflict and argument using a hermeneutic-phenomenological approach. Teens self-identified as (a) living in a family with everyday conflict, (b) not seeing a psychologist or counselor, (c) not having been in any drug or alcohol treatment programs, (d) not knowing the researcher ahead of time, and (e) being between the ages of 13 to 19 at the time the interview took place. The following themes emerged: (a) feeling powerless, small, devalued, and oppressed- (b) experiencing irritation, frustration, hypocrisy, pettiness, and defiance- (c) wanting freedom and autonomy and the battle for control- and (d) needing safe space and me time. Each theme and the whole embodied essence of this experience were interpreted through teens as well as the researchers lenses. The interpretations provide insight for teens, parents, and parent educators that may help improve parent-teen relationships and provide strategies to use in the classroom setting.