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.
But instead of letting those feelings stop you from talking, put them into words as part of the conversation.Someone else can often help you see your problem differently. Sometimes it’s just good to say what’s on your mind.They could give you new ideas on how to cope with things. Talking to someone could make you feel like you don’t have to deal with it on your own. Try to think of how the conversation with the adult will sound and where you would have it. You could write down what you want to say to help you remember.You probably talk to friends way more than you talk to your parents. Even if you and your parents have a great relationship, you want to find your own path and make your own choices. Chatting with parents every day not only keeps an existing relationship strong, it also can help a frayed relationship get stronger.Still, most of us want a parent's help, advice, and support at times. Talking to the adults in your life about everyday stuff builds a bond that can smooth the way for when you need to discuss something more serious. When parents feel connected to your daily life, they can be there for you if something really important comes up.