How do you handle relationship with your parents ?

@mari123 (1862)
China
September 28, 2007 7:48am CST
I have no better way to treat this but to behave as I wish. As I noticed, all the parents quarrel with their children. Why? I think it is Generation Gap. Look, Parents born in last century had this problem, and parents of our parents also had similar problems. The rest may be deduced by analogy. Therefore, it is not the problem of new generations but the problem of generation gaps exists between generations through human history, I think. Specificly, quarrels represents disagreement according to generation gap. This is my experience. What is your opinion? How do you handle generation gaps?
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@gloria777 (1678)
• India
4 Oct 07
family - Lovable parents with their children.
If there is love and respect towards each other, then there will not be any conflict. How can generation gap cause problem with our parents when our parents had no problems with us when we were kids. Do you face any problem with your kids?? These all are the creation of society.
• India
4 Oct 07
the so called genation gaps will always be there as will be generations!!!so they will keep lamenting about the other generation ..why even we will surely gribb about our younger generation and their ways..its never ending process..as life!!!!
• United States
29 Sep 07
I gave up on my parents when they chose to stand up and protect the non blood uncle that sexually abused me as a child. This man was married to my mother's sister and my father actually said I did something to provoke it. So I knew then, our relationship wasn't even worth it...They were as worthless as my molester and I didn't want them in my life.
@heesaf (741)
• India
29 Sep 07
If the truth is to be revealed then it is me who has always hurted my parents.My parents are very good and well natured.They listen to me and they do advice me on many occassions and they has always taught me how we have to be.But some times without any reason i get angry and i dont eat food because of which they get worried.But one thing which i know i that its not the gap of generations which can be blamed.Its the family background.Its only my opinion.
• India
29 Sep 07
At my home i think the atmosphere is very coordial because i understand as they do .they know they dont leave anymore in the old ages ,so they dont blame me or scold when i tune in the rock songs,and even when they put on good old songs i favour listening since i feel that brings a feeling of nostalgia within me.i would like to rather than talking about generation gap,lets talk about confluencing the relationships and generations,think abou wer 16 and 60 think alike
@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
29 Sep 07
I am lucky enough to have a parents who, even though we have the so-called generation gap, is able to understand me and gives me so much freedom. I am not really close to my father. He doesn't mingle on my affairs. Except if it is a serious ones. My mother on the other hand is always available to guide and help me only. But not to demand or command my life the way she wanted it to be. That is why I have my own disposition in life.
@todine (40)
29 Sep 07
Parent-child relationship is really a big thing. This relationship usually affects our whole being. I agree that the generation gap is one of the factors that either make or break our relationship with our parents. But somehow, the personality of our parents can really decrease the difference of our generation to their generation making it possible to communicate and understand each other easily. If you are still young and you think you don't have yet the capacity to tell what is right and wrong, you usually obey your parents. If you becoming an adult, and you know what is right and wrong, then talk to your parents. Communication between parties would really help. Just remember, whatever it takes, they are still your parents and you have to respect them. You also have to show and tell them that they should respect you as their child. Before arguing or shouting or rebelling with our parents, just remember - Without them, we would never had the chance to live in this world.
@meljessxena (2319)
• Australia
29 Sep 07
my relationship is really good with my parents, i have a better relationship with them than i do with my sisters or brothers. my parents are nearly 60 and im not even 20 yet so there is a big age difference so its quiet suprising
• United States
28 Sep 07
I don't just quarrel with my parents as you put it.I have outright fight with them.Mom and I fight so bad sometimes.I can't even stand to be around her much anymore.I hate to even go over to the house.
@nopain (32)
• China
28 Sep 07
Yes,you are right,the Generation gap is the biggest barriers between you and your parents.because they are older than your so much ,and the diffrent growing experiences.both your will have a quite diffrent viewpoint about one same thing. For that,nowadays ,most of young people is quarrel with their parents so easy. but i think this problem was solved that depends on both you and your parents,you can invite them learning some new things with you,and learn something from them about the life experences. i think this is a better way to improve your relationship. anyway ,if you try to do a lot for your parents and think about how did they think of such thing before you start to communicating with your parents,i think things always can work out.