I was going to make this a poll, but it’s probably too full of subjectivities for that to work. Anyway, what I have in mind is the broad stereotype of the rebelling teenager, who rejects almost everything his or her parents and upbringing taught them. I assumed that (like me-see below) that just about every teen goes through a phase where he or she skeptically evaluates the assumptions of their parents, teachers, clergy, and even society, but since I started teaching I actually don’t see much evidence of this. At best they might do some mild types of rebellion, like changing their hair color, while core values are left pretty much untouched.
So what’s your experience of this, and/or that of your offspring (or even nieces and nephews and other young acquaintances past & present)?
I’ll give my story when I get back from work.