What if it's more than just saying no to something, though?
What if you really need your parents to be there for you but they can't? Others just can't be available in the ways their kids need and deserve. If you can't talk to your parent, seek out other adults you can trust.
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Facebook's software likewise depends on relationship analysis and archives of real chats that preceded sex assaults, Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan told Reuters in the company's most expansive comments on the subject to date.For example: What if you think a parent may be unsupportive, harsh, or critical? " Driving in the car or going for a walk can be great opportunities to talk.It can help to defuse things by beginning with a statement like, "Mom, I have something to tell you. " Approach your parent when he or she isn't busy with something else. If it's hard to find a good time, say, "I need to talk to you. " Difficult conversations benefit from good planning. Write down the most important ideas if you need to.But talking to the adults in your life can seem difficult or intimidating — especially when it comes to certain subjects. Maybe you need to break bad news to a parent, like getting a speeding ticket or failing an exam. Even small talk about what's for dinner can keep your relationship strong and comfortable. If you feel your relationship with your parents is strained, try easing into conversations. Talk about how well your little sister is doing in math.
Give these tips a try and you'll come across that way — maybe even more mature than your parents!