It is natural to have some relationship problems with your parents. We all do, but it is important to always talk them out and try to resolve them. Remember that during your teen years parent-child relationships become strained. It is just a natural happening. You are becoming more independent and they might not want to let go. It is frustrating and maddening sometimes. With a little patience and understanding you will get your parents to listen and see your point of view. Here are a few tips to try:
- Plan out a scheduled time to talk.
- Show them this question and answer. It should show them that you really need them to listen.
- Realize that they have their own problems and plenty of stress in dealing with them.
- Be levelheaded. Tell them you would like to present your side first and then all of you can discuss it.
- Keep your cool. Be calm and present your side logically.
- Do not lose your temper and try not to be defensive.
- Do not use past situations to attack your parents. You want to work out your differences not start a fight.
- Tell your parents that you want to confide in them because you trust them. They will be flattered to know that you are going to them before a friend.
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Remember that your parents are human - just like you! They will make mistakes and have various emotions. You do have a right to be upset at them but they are your parents and are hopefully there for you in good and bad. Remember to be patient and soon you will be working through your problems together.