As a daughter, I’ve had a fair share of the struggle in communicating with my parents. Even if you have a good relationship with them, it can still be intimidating and difficult to open up at times. You probably talk to your friends way more than you talk to your parents and that’s understandable.
If you think you have a poor communication, then don’t fret because it’s never too late to work on it. Here are some tips that I would like to share on how you can improve your communication with your mother/father/guardian.
Like what I’ve said, it’s never too late. Try easing into short, random conversations. That could be a start.
The more you do something, the easier it gets right? Make time to talk to your parents every day. It may be during dinner time or before going to bed. Update them about what happened to your day and ask them about theirs as well.
Parents can be your friends too
Release the parent-child ideal from your mind. Think of them as your best friends. Having this in mind, I believe that it will be easier for you to share anything and everything with them. But don’t overdo it. Don’t forget that no matter what happens, they are your parents and they must be treated with utmost respect.
Show sweetness and care to your parents. Always remind them of how much you love them and how grateful you are for all their hard work and sacrifices. These little things will touch your parents’ hearts and will bring you closer to each other.
Ask for advice
They say that mothers (and Fathers) know best. I totally agree. When faced with problems, never hesitate to seek help from your parents because they know what’s best for you. Trust that that they will always look out for your welfare and will never put you in harm.
Express your concerns
Sometimes, you can get frustrated when your needs aren’t fulfilled by your parents. Don’t just keep it to yourself and rebel against them because most of the time, they are just unaware of it. Be open to them about your concerns, worries and problems. No matter how small it is, never hesitate to talk to them about it in order to find solutions right away.
I hope that these tips will help you improve your relationship with your parents or guardians. Keep in mind that with conscious effort, things can definitely change.