A pretty straightforward question. Almost every american teenager i know hates his/her parents with passion and wants to leave his/her house asap. And i'm not talking about families where parents drink, do drugs, or beat children and each other, i'm talking about normal muddle-class suburban families.
Do you guys really think that your parents want to make your life miserable? Do you really think that they have curfew just because they're jerks like that? Do you really think that if you get better grades than they used to, you know life better?
Where I come from, we respect our parents. We understand that they are often strict because they love us and care about us, not because they think we're burdensome and don't deserve a life. We understand that parents have lived in this world a lot longer, they better understand it and know how to deal with it, no matter how smart we think we are. I just can't get why american kids fail to accept any of this.