In the latest season of Young Sheldon, viewers were given a glimpse into Missy's rebellion, which had been hinted at during The Big Bang Theory. However, the way her parents, Mary and George, treated her seemed to undermine the validity of her reasons for acting out. This lack of understanding from her parents was especially jarring considering that in the 11th season of The Big Bang Theory, it was established that Missy's misbehavior would continue well beyond her father's death.
While George focused on Georgie and Mary and Meemaw doted on Sheldon, Missy often felt left on her own. This revelation was delivered in a way that highlighted Missy's observation rather than her suffering, making it all the more tragic. Despite this revelation, there was little meaningful change in how her parents treated her in their everyday lives.
Regardless of how much time had passed, her actions were belittled, and her feelings were ignored. It is a disservice to Missy that her parents never truly tried to understand where she was coming from, leaving her feelings and experiences invalidated.
In conclusion, the sixth season of Young Sheldon shed light on Missy's rebellion, but it failed to address the underlying reasons behind her behavior. Her parents, Mary and George, consistently failed to understand or empathize with her, leaving her feelings and experiences invalidated. It is essential for parents to listen to their children and try to understand their perspectives, rather than simply dismissing their actions as teenage rebellion.