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Parents and Children in Conflict

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Nando Pelusi's article, " Parents and Children in Conflict" is a nontraditional view about

The assumed unconditional love between parents and their children. He points out that no one

can fully give that kind of love-and they aren't supposed to according to evolution . His claims

that this creates a struggle between the children that crave attention and the parents that crave

a break; furthermore, he states that this is what possibly leads adolescence to the use of drugs,

alcohol, and attempted suicide for their parents attention.

I had never before believed that my parents needed or wanted to do anything more than

love and care for me as a child , and then I grew up. I realize now that my parents are amazing

for giving up as much as they did for me. I can also understand other children I knew as a child

whose parents were often bitter , and even worse , uncaring. I expect that some resentment

comes along with parenting, and I think that if young adults were given this information they

too would have a better understanding of their parents struggle. This revelation could perhaps

steer them away from things such as teen pregnancy and addiction , and maybe bring them

closer to their own parents.

I can also see the points he made about children participating in negative activities in

the struggle for their parents attention. I remember as a youngster giving my parents nightmares

with all the antics I pulled. I don't think children realize the drama is for parental attention.

I think that Pelusi's article was a interesting theory about the



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