Parents should stop blaming themselves because there’s not a lot they can do about it. I mean the teenager problem. Whatever you do or however you choose to deal with it, at certain times a wonderful, reasonable and helpful child will turn into a terrible animal.
I’ve seen friends deal with it in all inds of different ways. One strict mother insisted that her son, right from a child, should stand up whenever anyone entered the room, open doors and shae hands lie a gentleman. I saw him last wee when I called round. Sprawling himself (懒散地躺) on the sofa in full length, he made no attempt to turn off the loud TV he was watching as I waled in, and his greeting was no more than a quic glance at me. His mother was ashamed. “I don't now what to do with him these days,”she said. “He’s forgotten all the manners we taught him.”
He hasn’t forgotten them. He’s just decided that he’s not going to use them. She confessed (坦白) that she would lie to come up behind him and throw him down from the sofa onto the floor.
Another good friend of mine let her two daughters climb all over the furniture, reach across the table, stare at me and say, “I don’t lie your dress; it’s ugly.”One of the daughters has recently been driven out of school. The other has left home.
“Where did we go wrong?”her parents are now very sad. Probably nowhere much. At least, no more than the rest of that unfortunate race, parents.
1. This tet is most probably written by ______.
A. a specialist（专家）in teenager studies
B. a headmaster of a middle school
C. a parent with teenage children
D. a doctor for mental health problems
2. The underlined word “it”in the second paragraph refers to ______.
A. the change from good to bad that’s seen in a child
B. the way that parents often blame themselves
C. the opinion that a child has of his parents