1. They don’t realize the generation gap and the thing called change. I strongly think that they haven’t come face to face with globalization and its effects to the current generation. Parents would always say “During our time, it’s not like this and it’s not like that.” Worse is, they are close-minded about the fact that they are living in the present and there’s the need to adjust and be flexible. It’s simply not the same and all those comparisons only make things worse as children may not give up in showing their parents what this generation is really like. But then again, there are parents who completely understand the generation gap thus earning their children’s respect for their generation.
2. Because mothers know best and fathers always lead the household, there’s absolutely no need to listen to the children. This is parallel to the fact that they are never wrong. That they are the kind of leaders that are permitted not to listen to their followers. Oh yes, parents try to hear the children out. But they fail to listen. In the end, the effort of the children to let themselves be understood are put into waste. Children are just children and their suggestions are no good at all. Children don’t have enough experiences and they are simply immature. But then again, there are parents who believe in the mental and psychological functions of their children’s brains and think that their children are smart enough to make some sense thus gaining their children’s respect for their opinions and regulations.
3. Parents believe that they never have to say they’re sorry. They take too much pride in being parents that all the blame should always be set upon the children. Some parents never realize that their children’s behavior is also dependent on how he was raised, who he looks up to, and where he lives. They always say “there’s no need for this since I’m your parent, anyway.” This is a simple illustration (from the basic unit of the society) of an authority figure trying to take advantage of his power. If only parents realize that simply saying “I’m sorry” would humble a child to the extreme. But then again, there are parents who are sincere enough to tell their children that they, too, are humans. That they are not perfect thus teaching the child not to be arrogant when he is wronged. Thus teaching the child the virtue of humility and acceptance.