Despite losing his allowance, his car, and his cell phone, Henry continued to defy his parents in recalcitrant or highly stubborn rebellion. He stayed out too late, told lies, and disobeyed their wishes in a continuing rush of recalcitrant and disobedient behavior. Henry’s mom took his recalcitrant or resistant ways with calm, knowing that high school was a hard time, and that her willful son was bound to struggle with authority figures.
Quiz: When are people considered recalcitrant?
- When they struggle against unfair and harsh rules.
- When they are in a rough stage of growing up.
- When they continually rebel and are difficult to control.