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How To Talk To Your Parents

How To Talk To Your Parents


You may just need help relating to your parents or you may need talking to them about something difficult. Either way, read on!
Difficulty: Hard
Time Required: 15 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Find a time that you and your parents can be comfortable and relaxed together.
  2. Make sure no one is focusing on something else while you're together No paying bills, playing Playstation, making dinner, or watching TV!
  3. These first two steps might take some effort and patience. Be persistent.
  4. If you just want to shoot the breeze try to bring up something they're interested in. Ask them questions about their day. Parents love this!
  5. If you have something specific you want to talk about let them know exactly what it is. Don't beat around the bush.
  6. If they react badly to what you tell them really listen to them. Don't react back.
  7. Let them finish and don't interrupt. Ask them to do the same for you.
  8. When you feel like you've told them what you wanted to thank them for listening. Remain respectful and keep your voice calm even if you're upset.
  9. If you feel like there are still things that need to be talked about set up a time with them to talk about it another day. Don't continue talking if things have grown tense. Calm down and try to have the talk again at another time.

Tips:

  1. Show them respect by focusing your attention on the conversation, looking them in the eyes, and by not being sarcastic or rolling your eyes.
  2. Be honest. Honesty builds trust. And life is good when your parents trust you.
  3. Stay cool. If you stay calm when things get heated up you're showing maturity and your parents will respect that.
http://teenadvice.about.com/cs/parentstalkto/ht/parentstalkht.htm
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