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At normative levels, parent–child conflict seems to foster successful adaptations, an increased definition of self, and essential life skills (e.g., negotiation with authority), among other important developmental milestones (Fuligni, 2012; Moed et al., 2015).
When parent–child conflict is inappropriately managed, outcomes can include escalating conflict and hostility, sometimes concurrent with maladaptive adolescent behavior and reduced psychological well-being (Bradford, Vaughn & Barber, 2008; Patterson, Reid & Eddy, 2002; Timmons & Margolin, 2015).
Among existing theoretical frameworks, the coercion model has been identified as highly influential (Forgatch et al., 2009; Forgatch & Domenech Rodríguez, 2016).