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But today's teens get an extra whammy -- social pressures come earlier than in previous generations.
"They construct an ideal of what parents should be, based on their friends' parents, on media parents.
When they compare their own parents to the ideal, they find them wanting.
Once laws are agreed, they are due to be voted on by the European parliament's civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee on Thursday before being ratified by the parliament itself in the New Year.
Countries would then have two years to implement the law.
It has been in the works for almost four years and will be debated by politicians on Tuesday before a vote on Thursday.
The Diana Award Youth Board, which aims to protect children from bullying, attacked the move.
As a child evolves into a teenager, the brain becomes able to synthesize information into ideas.
Teens want to exercise their new skill -- and they tend to practice on their parents.
The preadolescent 11- and 12-year-olds -- the Britney Spears generation -- are pushing that fashion envelope.
Body piercing, tattoos, and music are today's "markers" of adolescence.
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