Talking with your parents

Often as we get older our relationships begin to change, especially with our parents.  This can be very challenging.  For example, you might have been able to talk with your parents when you were younger, but now it feels so difficult.  Or the more your parent asks about what is going on in your life, the more you may want to keep to yourself.

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Photo Credit: USDAgov Flickr via Compfight cc

However, it is often a good idea to confide in your parent (or any trusted adult).  Try reading these tips to help start opening back up to the adults in your life.

Remember that good communication takes time and practice, and can be very frustrating at times.  Take a break if you feel like you need one.  We promise this is a confusing time for your parents as well!

Is it hard for you to communicate with your parents?  Have you ever tried any of the tips from the article?  Any other suggestions?  We would love to hear from you!

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