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Sometimes parents dont know what their children go through on a daily basis maybe its because they grew up in a different time period But now a days teens all around the world each day encounter different problems I personally went through what Donny did but I was able to turn around with the help of my parents when they finally stepped up to the base and took their role as parents should and also from the support and motivation of my true friends In the short story Teenage Wasteland by Anne Tyler the reason why no one is ultimately able to help Donny is because everyone that tried to didnt help him the right way and Donny didnt have enough trust and respect towards them to give them his time to listen to what they had to say The short storys larger message and argument that is conveyed through this portrayal of a family crisis is that in a family the parents and children should be able to communicate with each other in order to have a healthy relationship Another thing is that in a family if both parents are present it should be both of them supporting their child and leading him in the right way when he reaches his fork in the road Ultimately there were a lot of factors that contribute to the familys inability to help Donny One of these factors was the fact that Matt was not taking his roles as parents like he should The way the story portrayed Matt made me feel like he was an absent father in the house hold and all he did was work and that he never give his time to talk to Donny One example from the story is that the narrator states In October they called from the private school he attended to request a conference with his parents Daisy went alone her husband was at work Tyler 188
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