I Can’t Talk to My Parents Anymore
So many teens feel like they can no longer talk to their parents. Whether they think that they cannot talk to their parents just because they are suffering from a little bit of teen attitude or they really cannot talk to their parents because their parents do not listen and communicate, there are always other people that teens can turn to or things they can do to talk to their parents again. Even though many teens feel like their situations are hopeless, they often find that they are over reacting to something small and they can eventually talk to their parents again.
Find a Neutral Party and Location
One of the things that teens can do is to see if their parents will talk in a neutral setting with a neutral party. Teens can make arrangements to meet with their parents at school with a school counselor or a psychologist that specializes in working with teens and their parents. Religious professionals are also good choices to help teens and their parents open up lines of communication.
Text to Talk
Teens can also do what many parents do – use their mobile phones. Many parents realize that the best way to communicate with their teens is by sending them text messages because people actually read all of their text messages. If teens feel like they need to talk to their parents and those parents have a mobile phone that they actually use, then teens can talk to their parents with text messages. It is important that teens use neutral text messages that do not show any attitude and are short and sweet. Teens cannot send long, emotional message, because people prefer to read short text messages.
Help From Relatives
Something else that teens can do is to get help from other relatives. If they feel like they cannot talk to their parents, then the teens who have aunts, uncles, or grandparents that they know well, they can turn to those relatives for help.
Support System at School
Fortunately, most teens have support systems that are quite reliable at school. They have friends that they can turn to and many teens actually talk to their friends’ parents, too. They also have teachers, counselors, support staff, and administration to turn to when they need help or they simply need someone to talk to about any issues. It is very important that teens realize that the employees in their schools are there to help them, not just teach them. Many teachers are used to acting like second parents to their students because there are so many teens who need additional support from adults.
Youth Group Advisory
If teens have connections at their church or through a Boys and Girls Club, then they have plenty of people who are available to help them and listen to them at any time. Many teens rely on their church youth group advisors for help with issues. They also turn to their advisors at clubs like the Boys and Girls Club or Upward Bound. These advisors are specially trained to work with teens who might be having difficulty at home or even at school.