Things you ought to know about parents:

  • Your parents don’t always have a reason
  • Do your homework, buy them flowers, and save money.
  • Do not underestimate their ideas and advice.
  • Help around the house.
  • Nothing good comes from fighting with your parents and being against them.
  • You’ll be respectable when you respect them.
  • The less you push your parents for something, the better your chances are for getting what you want.
  • Blood is really thicker than water- your family will always be there.
  • Seek your parent’s advice and ask their opinions on hard things.
  • Recognize how hard child raising is.

Okay so I was reading “The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make” by Sean Covey, and it occurred to me that no one has a good relationship with their parents, unless they’re in that movie “Stepford Housewives”. Or probably even from Mars. So why do you think that the relationship between parents and their kids is a never ending battle??? Well, I don’t know because every one has a different situation then the other so I can’t put my foot down and take one side. But the real issue addressed here is how can we break that barrier of conflict.

Most people think that teenagers think that they know it all (Well that’s true Winking smile). As we all know, parents are annoying. Specifically when:

  • they start comparing you to a sister, brother, or friend.
  • they’re never satisfied, but that can be annulled by letting them focus on the stuff you’re good at.
  • they’re most of the time overprotective. But it’s just their way of showing that they care a lot about you(it’s better than not caring at all).

But sometimes we have the high road even though it means not assuming what others want, opening up to your parents, remembering those little details mom keeps nagging you to do, and understanding what’s important to them. Seriously people, when have you compromised with your parents about something you want, rather than just throwing a fit (and I’ve seen that happen a lot). The best way to disarm your parents from a losing fight from your side that’s going to happen, is by either apologizing, saying nothing, or seeking first to understand why they’re saying that.

hope you’ve learned a lesson 🙂

Wishing you the best,
Lebanese17
Malak

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