In “Daughter of Invention” by Julia Alvarez there are several instances of conflict between parent and child. Laura Garcia, the wife of Carlos and mother to Carla, Sandra, Yolanda and Sofia, encounters conflict with her daughters because she is comfortable in their new home, and her comfort is contrary to what the daughters are experiencing. She pursues different courses in an attempt to establish a career in the United States and because of this, the time she spends with her daughters is quite limited. Another source of conflict between her and the girls is her parenting process: she wants the children to stay rooted in their Hispanic culture but also wants them to conform to the American lifestyle.
There is also the conflict between Carlos and his daughters, especially Sofia who is rebellious and wild. She is sent back to the Dominican Island as punishment and is only forgiven by her father after she bears him a grandson and heir apparent to the Garcia family.