Parents of teens: Can I have your perspective?Watch
I argue with my parents quite a lot, often over very small mundane things. I often feel as though my parents start arguments with me because they're bored, or because they want to get a reaction out of me so that they'll have an excuse to tell me off.
I feel as though my parents do not understand me, but they tell me they do because they were "young once". However, whenever I try to talk to them about how I feel (e.g. stressed about exams, lonely etc), they show no empathy at all and act as if my feelings are invalid.
I've lived under the same roof as them for almost 18 years, yet they do not know me at all. They think they do- but in actual fact, they only know who they want me to be.
It is not just me who feels like this. A lot of my friends feel the same way about their parents.
So parents, what is your perspective on this? I would love to hear your opinions. Perhaps it would help me understand my own parents better. I do try, but it's hard when I feel like they're always against me for no reason.