Too much love may be the cause of teenage rebellion

For a long time, it was assumed that children who are particularly rebellious, are so because their parents do not show them enough love and affection. Interestingly, a recent theory has been put forward that parents who show their children too much love might have more problems with teenage rebellion.

The idea is that children are capable of absorbing a certain amount of love, and beyond that point, they cannot take any more. This isn’t what causes their outbursts directly, but it is the fact that they cannot absorb love from other people.

As a child enters their teenage years, they start looking outside of their parents for people to show them affection, often as they become interested in the opposite sex. Children who have been receiving too much love from their parents, might find that this love from other people pushes them over the edge and can lead to rebellion.

One of the easiest ways to allow your child to release their love in a controlled manner is to treat them the same way you have in the past. If you look at the example of preparing breakfast, it is unreasonable to think that a teenager will be able to prepare it for themselves if you have been doing it for them their whole life.

This has deprived them of an opportunity to make breakfast for themselves, and much like love, this is an opportunity that you need to give them. As a parent of a teenager it is important that you do not push your child to get involved in family affairs too much. Give them the opportunity, but do not apply pressure, as this can cause them to rebel against the activity, simply because you want them to do it. Remember, that as a parent you need to provide, but you don’t need to push.

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