Bound to BickerProfessor GrosseOctober 13 2004Laurence Bicker has been examining parental relationships and youngteenagers to understand why family ties change during the transition fromchildhood into adolescence. She was surprised by the fact of even theclosest families, squabble and bicker frequently. Psychologists haveconcluded that malice of revenge and passive aggressiveness toward parentsis normal and healthy. I personally agree with this theory because nomatter how hard a family tries to be balanced, there will always be somesort of dispute between the parents and their children.
It is a healthyonly to the extent of fighting on reasonable problems, but fighting withouta cause is unhealthy for family relationships and need psychologicalattention.Her research on chimpanzee behavior suggests that evolutionaryadaptive of most offspring leave their family early in adolescence. Sherelates this to human behavior by using similar scenario of the adolescenceleaving the family after puberty. I believe it’s common in today’sgeneration where as soon as the child graduates from high school, he takeshis first step alone into the real world by moving out of the house.
Frommy own experience I can understand moving in dorms or apartments are asense of freedom which comes with great responsibility. In conclusion,there has to be a time where parents understand that their child is now anadult, and even after all the bickering between the family, time apart formeach other gives both sides a chance to rehabilitate mentally andemotionally.