I Feel Terrible Later: Teenager

Angry Young Man’ is no longer limited to Big B’s legendary on-screen persona. Teenagers, while navigating the landmines of adolescence,

Published: 11th December 2013 08:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th December 2013 08:21 AM   |  A+A-

Angry Young Man’ is no longer limited to Big B’s legendary on-screen persona. Teenagers, while navigating the landmines of adolescence, are also quick to lose their temper. 17-year-old Manasvi Singh believes that those who judge others for their possessions will assume they are judged on the same terms and said, “They throw a hissy fit because they’ve never known themselves as not always having it.” 

Their parents might come from a parenting background that was authoritative in nature which they don’t want for their children. But in doing so they’re going to the other extreme which is permissive.” Going back to her childhood, Kavana Desai feels that her arguments with her parents now seem silly. “I felt like they were holding me back and wouldn’t give me a reason why, which annoyed me more. There was a huge communication gap. I now know that if I had just sat them down and asked nicely, they might have understood,” she says. Sushant Khosla, 17, emotes similar feelings today. “The same thing keeps running through my head. My father thinks he knows me better than I do? I know what I want, why does he have to interfere?” he says. He is quick to add that bratty behaviour is not tolerated at home. “I feel terrible later. If my dad is around when I raise my voice, he flips. He can’t stand it when I disrespect my mom. No dad can and no son should. Whatever he says, no matter how annoying, is right. If your own family isn’t honest with you, then who will be.” Apart from effective communication, Ittoop recommends that strict boundaries be determined for a child and says, “Parents need to set limits for their children and set it constantly. Once the child takes a decision within or outside that limit, let them face the consequences of their action, even if it is negative. If you bail them out, they’ll never learn.”

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