magazine What makes our children do this? – page 3 Family meal – page 2 Generation gap – page 4 Teenage date – it is serious? – page 5 Secrets of family – page 6
Family meal Family meal – it’s one of the most important tradition in every family. Bringing the family together is an opportunity for parents and children to talk and to understand each other. But seldom the family meal is an opportunity to demonstrate parents power and importance. Family meal formed a strong part of education. The family meal can be great fun, but sometimes arguments across the table create tension in the family.
What makes our children do this? Today it is fashionable to speak about teenage problems. A few years ago alcohol, fights and other kinds of violence were more problems for adults than for young people. Some specialists explain, that the changes of our society, the system of our life force young people to choose their own life – style. On the one hand, our society agrees that 15- 17-year-old people are old enough to be responsible for what they do and give them quite a lot of freedom and rights. On the other hand, most adults think that teenagers are too young to be taken seriously. This misunderstanding produces many problems. Actually, lot of teens say that their parents let them do anything they want and are quite indifferent to their problems. Many teens get upset or depressed when they can’t solve their problems. As a result, it makes them believe that there is only one way out – to stop living. Not doubt, the teens problems will increase. And young people should feel that they are cared for.
Generation gap will always exist not only because teens and their parents enjoy to listening different: tastes, manners, behavior and the stuff like that. Teens often think their parents just make fun of them. They do not let them hang out with friends. Teens often feel a luck of privacy because their parents want to know what they are up to. More than that – it’s impossible for them to keep anything secret. But I often wonder if well also have to do the same when same when we are adults for our children’s security and success. And our children will complain to others about boring parents.
Teenage date – it is serious? Today boys and girls can invite someone on a date. It does not mean that they date regularly only one person. They may go out with one person one week and someone else the next one. Most teens go on dates with more than one person. Young people may even date several friends at the same time. Sometimes two couples together. Boys and girls go to parties together. They go on dates to the cinema, dances, roller skating and so on. A boy often goes to pick up his date at her home. Girls may invite boys to parties or other social events.
Secretes of family happiness… What does it mean, family for comfort and protection. It’s a shelter from the storm…, a friendly port when the waves of life become too wild. A family has things together…like dreams and hopes and possessions, memories and smiles!
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