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FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
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Generation Gap? Popular advice for parents of teens Emphasizes non-normative development Scientific writings Focus on conflict Research indicates Very little emotional distance between teens and  parents
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Emotional Relationship Overwhelming Majority of Teens Feel close to parents Respect parents judgment Feel loved by parents Respect parents as individuals 20% of U.S. teens say that their top concern is  not enough time with parents
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Transformations Conflict increases slightly and closeness  decreases slightly Adolescents play a more forceful role  Shift from asymmetrical relationship Movement toward an equal relationship (mutuality  and cooperation) Renegotiations of legitimate parental authority Biological/cognitive maturation throws family 
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Transformations Beginning of adolescence  More strained time for family Part of problem: Method of conflict resolution Linked with Autonomy and decision-making Timetable for independence is later (e.g. Asian- American households) Increase in conflict occurs later in adolescence. 
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