I'm not proud of what I've done, and you might be mad. As most of us know, talking and listening don't go smoothly every time. Will parents take you seriously, believe what you say, listen to and respect your opinions, and hear you out without interrupting? Some parents are easy to talk to, some are great listeners, and some are harder to approach. Since communication is a two-way street, the way you talk can influence how well a parent listens and understands you.
So here are some guidelines to consider when talking to parents: say yes. But gracefully accepting a no can help you get more yeses in the future.
Parents are being reminded to pre-vet every app their young children download amid renewed concerns that virtual reality gaming is exposing minors to sexual advances.Here are 3 steps to help you prepare for that talk. Most often you'll probably want the adults in your life to do one or more of these things: Things like personal feelings or sex are awkward to discuss with anyone, let alone a parent.It takes maturity to figure out what you want to get out of a conversation. It's natural to be nervous when talking about sensitive topics.Recognize how you're feeling — for example, maybe you're worried that telling parents about a problem will make them disappointed or upset.But instead of letting those feelings stop you from talking, put them into words as part of the conversation.