The parent trap

You love ’em, you hate ’em. Complete our survey and tell us what you like best – and what drives you the battiest – about your folks

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The parent trap
You love ’em, you hate ’em. Complete our survey and tell us what you like best – and what drives you the battiest – about your folks

It’s the most universal love/hate relationship of all time: kids and their parents.Parents drive kids crazy, kids drive parents crazy – but everyone keeps coming back for more.

You might be wondering, now that you’re all grown up, why we’re nosing around about your folks. Well, experts tell us that our relationships with our parents remain central to our lives into adulthood. What’s more, many of us are feeling it from both sides: we’re dealing with being kids to our parents and parents to our kids. Some of us are even being parents to our parents.

So we asked Toronto psychotherapist Linda Chapman, Vancouver registered psychologist Trisha Hiland, and Halifax registered psychologist Dr. Myles Genest to help us create a survey that’ll shed some light on your relationship with your parents. Take a few minutes to let us know what’s on your mind when it comes to your folks and we’ll turn your most riveting answers into an upcoming Chatelaine.com story. And be honest. Mom and Pop won’t have a clue about all the secret things you’re doing on the Internet. At least not this one.

1. How well do you get along with your parents?
Now that my Lindsay Lohan party days are over, great.
It depends on the day.
As much as they both drive me crazy, I adore them.
They’re not a part of my life.

2. Which parent do you get along better with?
Mom and I are the best of pals, but Dad and I…not so much.
I can’t relate to Mom, but Dad’s the man.

3. Do you feel that your parents judge you?
It’s Judgment Day whenever we meet.
Yes, my mother more than my father.
Yes, my father more than my mother.
No

4. If yes, what’s their favourite thing to get on your case about?
my job
my appearance
my significant other
my lifestyle
the way I raise my kids
all of the above
other