at this point we have a rather decent amount of knowledge of the world minus the full comprehension, which can lead our knowledge in not so good of ways at times. we are also at a point where we are becoming more and more independent and feel like our parents couldn't possibly understand what's going on in the world today... so cease to head their warnings, because, quite frankly, "what do parents know"?? some, who have been raised fairly independently will see the error for what it is and not repeat. & some who have been sheltered, aren't as privy to this. they've been kept in a box (figuratively speaking) and not left to make their own decisions, therefore not fully appreciating the consequences of their actions because Mommy and/or Daddy will clean up the mess. then there are the few who intentionally keep making the wrong decisions just because it goes against everything their parent(s) stand for just for the sake of rebelling (good home, bad home, sheltered, free, doesn't matter).
All part of growing up, getting your space and looking for independence...
It is a time of discovery, the time when you are no longer a child but still not an adult. Some teens manage to do it gracefully, others 'crash & burn' as they learn to deal with increased responsibility.
Perhaps the best way to encapsulate this is that there is often a feeling that "Hey everybody, I am older now (no longer a child) so why are there so many rules about what I can/can't do?"
As in all successful relationships compromise and communication are key- if the answer is always "NO!" then it is natural to seek other alternatives- good parents (and partners) recognize this and adapt.
Eveolution by natural selection has ensured that as you enter sexual maturity, you begin to assert your own independence. The rebellious stage increases the likelihood of you breaking away from the parental / sibling group in order to form a breeding partnership while you are still young enough and fit enough to raise a family of your own.
In recent evolutionary history, girls your age will already have started to raise a family and would frequently not survive much longer than necessary to raise her own children to sexual maturity to continue the genetic line.
-- Best wishes - Majikthise.
It's messy, unfortunately, dealing with all the damn emotions and sometimes you just have to break down. Sometimes you just need to get away, and you're so fed up with everything that you need to scream. So we scream at the adults.
maybe the rebellious stage is a step into adulthood. They are no longer little kids, but not yet adults. I remember as a teen being rebellious, just trying to test and see what i could do i suppose. This is a good question!
Because for some showing out gives them a sence of pride and they think it makes them stand out from the croud. It's like they're trying to "make their mark" so to speak.
I do not know, when I was a teen I never rebelled, but now that I am going to have a teen next month, and we have to in the future, I have they don't have this need.
I guess its because we feel that we have no control over anything, so breaking out is the only way we can feel in control.
Teens that get rebellious may see that showing rebellion, they "find themselves".
Good luck... Teens are pains in the butts... I would know, I am one:)