Teenage is the most difficult age in life. It is when we can make more mistakes in our lives. Some people believe that parents should be held responsible for the actions of their teenage children because they are responsible to give their teenagers a good education and a good example to follow. However, I believe that parents should not be held responsible for the actions of their teenage children so that the teenagers become more responsible, independent, and successful.
The first reason why parents should not be held responsible for the actions of their teenage children is so that teenagers become more responsible. If parents would be held responsible for the problems of their teenage children, they will become more irresponsible because they wonít care about the consequences of their actions, for they will know their parents will always fix their problems. For example, my aunt Teresa always acts in response for my cousinís actions. David, my cousin, is already seventeen and he does not care about anything but himself. He has been in fights, and he misses school often. He is a trouble maker at school because he knows his mom is always there to help him. If she would not act in response of his sonís actions and let him resolve his own problems he will be more responsible.
Parents should not be held responsible for the actions of their teenage children so that the teenagers can become more independent. If people would started to be held responsible for their own acts at an early age such as teenage they would become more independent. This will help them in the future. Parents are responsible for their children when they are kids and they depend of them to eat, to walk, and to go to school. But when they grow, they have to become independent because their parents will not be there all the time to be responsible for their actions. For example, a friend of mine, Melina, at her 25 years is very immature and can not even take care or herself for she always was depending of her mother for everything. Her mom would solve all her problems, and she also, sometimes would decide for her. Her mother died when she was 23 and she still can get over that, and she still can get used to take care of her own self.
Another reason why parents should not be held responsible for the actions of their teenage children is so that they can be more successful in life. A person who has been responsible since an early age is more likely to succeed in life than a person whose parents have always helped him/her to solve his/her problems. My cousin Nancy started working at sixteen while going to school. Her parents always encouraged her, but she was always responsible for her actions and her expenses. Her parents had enough money to buy her anything she wanted, but they preferred that she worked and had her own money so she could appreciate it better. Those things helped her succeed in life for she is now a very good doctor.
In conclusion, although parents are responsible to give their children an education and to take care of them, I believe that they should not be held responsible for their teenage childrenís actions so that they can become more responsible and independent to succeed in life.