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Teens: Power, Control and Rebellion

I need some ideas or suggestions regard the issues that plague the youth of today with regard to power and control. For example, what common issues arise when a minor has excessively controlling parents or is not allowed to make personal choices. How do you go about identifying such individuals? How would you go about giving them the support and assistance they may need? Are there any ethical concerns that could arise in trying to assist these youth?

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are being asked put together a short discussion on the topic of power and control in relation to teens. I suggest using this simple outline:

1. On Teen and control - 100 words
2. Teen free will and rebellion - 100 words
3. Support, protection and manipulation - 100 words
4. Impact on growth - 100 words
5. Ethical issues - 100 words

This outline should yield 500 words. You can use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. All the best with your studies.

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of teen rebellion in relation to power and control. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.