Teenagers discuss some of the issues that can arise between young people and their parents.

Students from Kilcullen and Naas in County Kildare, Catholic University School (CUS) Leeson Street, Loreto Bray, De La Salle Churchtown, Loreto Saint Stephen's Green, Liberties Vocational School and Coláiste Mhuire Parnell Square are in the JMTV studio to talk about issues they face at home and the approaches they take to resolve problems.

They are joined by Linda Adams an agony aunt with The Sunday World newspaper who says that many young people write to her about a lack of privacy at home. She does not agree with parents who open and read their child’s post.

Privacy is a right.

Where young people are going and who they are hanging around with is also of concern to parents. , Natasha admits to giving her mother a very hard time in the past. She thinks keeping the lines of communication open is the most important thing.

If they trust you, and they realise that you trust them, then you can get on better.

Ger Murphy psychotherapist with the Creative Counselling Centre maintains that the teenage years are difficult for parents as well as young people. Parents may be reluctant to acknowledge that their child is growing up and leaving them,

That often does create a big conflict, because a teenager needs to move gradually towards separating.

The current generation is also different in many ways and parents need to give their young people freedom to experience life says one young man, so that they can,

Let them try and understand and figure out for themselves.

Senior advisor from Barnardos Mary Cotter believes that the best scenario exists when parents listen to their teenage children and both sides continue to talk,

Keeping the communication open between our kids and parents.

This episode of 'JMTV Bites Back' was broadcast on 26 November 1992. The presenters are Brian Graham and Gemma Hill.

'Jo-Maxi' was a youth lifestyle programme targeted at ten to fourteen year olds on Network 2, a rebranded version of RTÉ 2 introduced in Autumn 1988. The programme contained features on a broad range of topics including animals, fashion, music, books and profiles of young people voicing their views on various subjects. The original presenters on the show were Ray D'Arcy, Geri Lalor, Clíona Ní Bhuachalla and Antoinette Dawson. It was first broadcast on 10 October 1988. In 1993 it was rebranded as 'JMTV' and continued until 1994.