Fathers Clash with their Teenage Sons:
What are the Options? Should Mothers Help?
What is there to do when Fathers clash with their teenage sons? During adolescence boys are searching for their identity, focused outside the family on friends and school and wanting more say in the rules they live by at home. Curfews, technology usage, choice of friends, dating, sexual practices, alcohol and drug use are all open questions. The commonplace expectation that teenage boys always rebel is not necessarily true especially when there have been good father – son relationships during the earlier years. Then collaboration about rules and wise guidance are accepted by boys because they know they come with good care and love.