Teens Who "Talk Back" Have a Brighter Future, Less Likely to Succumb to Drugs and Alcohol
While most parents discourage their kids from "talking back", new research suggests that argumentative children are better off later in life than those who are more placid.
In fact, new findings suggest that parents should start deliberately arguing or teaching their children how to argue more effectively.
Researchers found that boys and girls who regularly get into spats with their parents are better at fending off peer pressure and less likely to abuse drugs or alcohol.
Argumentative teens also turn out to be better negotiators and can "learn to be taken more seriously" after some banter with their elders.