Things I found particularly interesting:
- Parents who are extremely strict risk having kids that are obedient, but depressed.
- Parents who accept anything their kids do are seen as not actually caring.
- Teens aren't likely to seek out their parents for help on difficult matters, as that means admitting they aren't mature enough to handle it themselves...something no teen wants.
- Arguing, while stressful for parents, is actually very healthy for teens, particularly if they are able to negotiate some control of their lives, while still receiving healthy boundaries.
- Overbooked teens are often just doing stuff because their parents want them to, and because they have very little free time, they don't know how to occupy themselves constructively when they do have the opportunity.
Have you read this passage? What are your thoughts?
How does this apply to libraries?