Essay about Communication Issues Between Parents And Adolescents

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communication issues between parents and adolescents. Their article is titled “Demand/Withdraw Communication between Parents and Adolescents as a Correlation of Relational Satisfaction” (Caughlin and Malis). John Caughlin is a Professor at the University of Illinois in the Department of Communication. Professor Caughlin’s work has been related to interpersonal communication and close relationships. During his most current work, he is examining technology’s role in rcommunication and relationships (Univ. of Illinois). Ms. Rachel Malis - Reznik, according to the Elmhurst College faculty listing, is an Associate Professor, with her Ph.D in Communication Studies, from Northwestern University. Ms. Malis at the time of the article was a graduate student at the University of Illinois. Like Professor Caughlin, she also researches interpersonal processes. Her focus is on ongoing relational conflicts and its impact on mental and physical well-being of individuals (Elmhurst).
The article that I choose focuses on conflict between parents and children during adolescents and the relational satisfaction they find in each other as they work through conflict and issues. Caughlin and Malis bring information related to past studies regarding parent and adolescent’s well-being and relational satisfactions. They look at why some can constructively deal with conflict and others remain unable to cope with the situations (Caughlin and Malis 59). Based on research on marital conflict and the work on…

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