Stéphanie Haxhe, Marie-Christine De Saint Georges, Pierre Michard, Magda Heireman : Gift and debt in adolescent life

The adolescent refuses the debt of life and demands autonomy and consideration. But present-day society offers the adolescent weakened parents. The reality of the contemporary adolescent looks like a quest suspended between a necessary appropriation of himself and discreet gifts made to his parents. If these gifts are not received and don’t manage to introduce parents and adolescent to a new way of relating, we should consider that there is a risk of exhaustion in the adolescent.

Adolescence, 2016, 34, 3, 597-606