Like for instance, lets say a parent has a teen child who holds a different political and religious beliefs from them and the parents disagrees with his/her beliefs. Does that mean the parent has the right to force their beliefs on their own child just because they "gave" them a life or because they are older and "younger people are always wrong and have wrong opinions"?
I sure as hell would hate to have such parents. It would feel like I'm living in Communist or Facist household with such parents.
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Not at all.0
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Trust me, it sucks and only hurts the relationship and this is coming from personal experience. I grew up in a religious household with leaning Democratic views and such. here's how it was in my house: We worship God and you believe in him (Christian), you ARE straight and WILL marry a man when you're of age and push out kids, you are NOT homosexual or transsexual, you WILL be with ONLY black men, and you WILL raise your kids in a religious home.
Now the reason I capitalized certain words was because it was like that. No if, ans, or buts about it, you will do it and like it pretty much.
Now I'm 18 and my views are pretty much opposite. I'm not religious, don't give a fuck about religion in my life, I am transsexual (but grew up a lesbian), I prefer white/Hispanic women, and I'm not pushing out any kids but I want a few although religion won't be a factor. As a result of my different views on life, including abortion and about damn time legal gay marriage, there's been a strain on our relationships.
A lot of my older relatives do not like me, think I'm a disgrace. Some have disowned me altogether. It hurts knowing me having a mind of my own is ruining my family ties, but I'd rather be free to think what I want than a slave to their opinion. My mom thinks I need dick, my granma thinks I need God. The only person who doesn't care is my dad, who actually thinks I need a girlfriend and someone to care for haha.
In all honesty, family trying to control a kids viewpoints on everything is the fastest way to lose them. We grow up, we move on, we experience life, and we develop our own opinions. If a parent can't understand that, then they shouldn't be having kids in the first place.0