If you often have the feeling that your parents just don’t understand, you’re not alone.
Although there’s no magic formula for having a totally stress-free relationship with your parents, there are a few things to keep in mind when you start getting worked up about your latest tiff with Mom or Dad.
Your parents just want what’s best for you…
…Even if it doesn’t seem like it. You may hate when your parents pressure you to get good grades or ground you for breaking curfew, but try to remember where they’re coming from. It’s their job to protect you and try to ensure your happiness.
Your relationship will eventually change.
When you’re in your teen years, a lot of things are changing. But fortunately, once you leave for college or begin your adult life, things will smooth over. Adulthood opens a door for a completely different relationship with them.
Your parents get what you’re going through more than you might think.
Not matter how uncool they are now, your folks were teenagers once too — and they went through a lot of the same ups and downs that you’re going through right now. They get it, and they’re just trying to help you get through the roller coaster that is high school as painlessly as possible.
At the end of the day, they’ll always be your family.
And family means nobody gets left behind, or forgotten. You may not appreciate your parents all the time, but try not to forget that they’re the ones who will always be there for you. Trust me — they really do love you.