Why Teenagers Become ‘Allergic’ to Their Parents

April 19th, 2018 - By jen in Teens

The arrival of spring is often prime time for hay fever, but adoles­cents seem to be able to develop an allergy to their parents, either inter­mit­tent or chronic, at any time of the year. This allergy usually has a sudden onset around age 13 and can last for months or, in some cases, years. While it’s no fun to become the parent who cannot order food or hum along to a song without irri­tating his or her own child, we’re better able to ride out this tempo­rary adoles­cent afflic­tion when we appre­ciate its causes.

Read full article: The New York Times, “Why Teenagers Become ‘Allergic’ to Their Parents.”