Rude teenagers disrespect parents because parents don't respect themselves.
Parents cannot correct what they refuse to confront. Today's parents have failed miserably trying to befriend their children, rather than provide for them perimeters and guidance.
What a parent tolerates will grow and increasingly dominate.
When a parent tolerates disrepectful behavior and speech from their teenagers, they are opening the floodgates of hell. Swift disciplinary measures and repercussions for disrespect is what is needed for teenagers and parents to coexist peaceably.
Paul F Davis - Purpose & Transformation Coach, author of Are You Ready For True Love?