March 18, 2002 at 12:00 am #34990
As I have seen it, those who grow up in a stricter house rebel MORE as they get older, i.e. dad says no dating, so she ends up wanting to do it more, and going to extremes to hide it. I.E. Drugs/Alcohol: I grew up with it around, and after seeing adults drunk at parties, was completely turned off not only by the taste but by the effects. Be careful how hard you push, because the harder you push, the more push-back you're going to get - so be prepared, and understand that part of it IS your doing. Sit down as a family and talk about it. If that doesn't work out, email or write each other; that way, there is no yelling.