Teens shout at parents 59 TIMES a year and say they hate them 27 times - and it's all because of worries no-one fancies them and just wanting to be 'normal'

  • 50% parents find teenage years hardest when bringing up children
  • Teens empty fridge twice a week
  • Sulk 71 times a year
  • Say they hate parents 27 times a year

By Bianca London

More than half of parents find the teenage years the hardest of all when bringing up their child, according to a new study.

And with the results revealing that teens shout at their parents 59 times a year, sulk 71 times and say they hate you 27 times, this comes as no surprise.

The way they look is also of major concern to teenagers - the survey results indicate they spend a lot of time taking selfies to post on social networking sites, and a fair amount of time is spent in front of the mirror worrying about their appearance - 66 hours a year to be precise.

More than half of parents find the teenage years the hardest of all when bringing up their child - and get shouted at 59 times a year during this period

More than half of parents find the teenage years the hardest of all when bringing up their child - and get shouted at 59 times a year during this period

And while 37 per cent of students are concerned about doing well in their subjects, one in six fret about fitting in with the cool kids at school.

 

It was also found that teens sulk 71 times and say they hate you 27 times

It was also found that teens sulk 71 times and say they hate you 27 times

Other worries include no-one fancying them, looking the part for parties and nights out, and a fifth of teenagers 'just want to be normal'.

Despite being hard to communicate with sometimes, six in 10 teenagers still tend to confide in mum and dad when something is really troubling them.

Nearly a third of teenagers will talk to their parents about changes in their bodies while 28 per cent will talk about how they look or feel about their image.

Speaking about the results of the study, by bonjela junior, Life Coach for Children, Naomi Richards, said: 'Between the ages of 13 and 18 young adults are going through enormous changes both physically and emotionally.

'As a consequence, parents need to be aware that their child is striving for independence, and is wanting to stand on their own two feet.

'With this growth and progression can come a tide of emotions, as teenagers try to express themselves, deal with growing pains and worry especially how others perceive them.

'It’s important to remember that your teen is trying to figure out who they are. In their search for identity, they will compare themselves to friends, family, peers, figures in the media etcetera in terms of their body and that will have a strong bearing on their self-esteem.'

Despite being hard to communicate with sometimes, six in 10 teenagers still tend to confide in mum and dad when something is really troubling them

Despite being hard to communicate with sometimes, six in 10 teenagers still tend to confide in mum and dad when something is really troubling them

THE TEENAGE YEARS

Shout at you - 59 times
Sulk - 71 times
Say they hate you - 27 times
Empty the fridge - 84 times
Refuses to talk to you - 51 times
Takes selfies - 67 times
Threatens to leave home - 21 times
Answers back - 95 times
Asks for money - 70 times
Slams doors - 51 times
Arrives home late - 38 times
Worries about looks - 74 times
Locks themselves in the bathroom - 66 times
Falls out with friends - 36 times
Sleeps in -81 times


 

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Not all teens! I have 4 children, 3 are teens (1 just coming out of teens) I've never had that with any of them. They are able to express their feelings and rant if they want to but it's never aimed at my husband or I and yes we have occasional rows but I can't imagine them ever saying that to us. I never said it to my parents either!

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59 times a year? Rubbish, in my house its more than that each DAY!

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I wouldnt dare tell my parents I hated them, I raised my voice a couple of times, but I wouldnt dare say I hate you.

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Ahh not all teens !

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I was an awful teenager! I shouted at my mum all the time. My mum has a short fuse too, so there was a lot of shouting at one another. I never told her I hated her though. We could go from creating WW3 with one another to joking and laughing within the same hour. My dad is a quiet man but has this look that instantly made me shut up and behave without him saying a word to me. It still works now and I'm 23.

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My teen only shouted at me once, he never did it again

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I remember wanting to be normal. I found it to be over rated.........

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i think there's more resentment now most parents split up and get new girlfriends/boyfriends... maybe parents aren't what they used to be... sadly.

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I never shouted at my mother as a teenager - we had a wonderful relationship. Things have gotten worse recently however; I'm an adult in my early twenties now and she's nearly fifty. I'm ready to get my own place with my long term partner, but I can't afford it, and she's ready to get her own place back, but she can't afford to help me out. I firmly believe we'd have a much better relationship if we weren't having to live on top of each other in a tiny house.

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I never did that because I was brought up properly. Equally my kids won't do it.

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