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.”

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp