How to bridge the gap between parents and teenagers

When you forget your parents are humans too?!

May 7, 2018

Everyone talks about how embarrassed you will get by your parents when you become a teenager.

It’s like you instantly find your friends cooler than your parents and slowly your parents become the enemy.

I’m sure we all said we wouldn’t treat our parents like that but end up doing it anyway.

Maybe treating your parents like they are lame is cool to your friends, but let’s be real it’s so not.

A few years ago I realised I had forgotten my parents were human too. Like can you believe they actually have hopes and dreams too (like what?! haha) . It’s so much easier to treat them as your servants and be demanding after all they are always working hard to provide for our needs. But what if we looked at what they do do instead of the thing’s they don’t manage to do.

You see what ever age you are doesn’t give us an excuse to be disrespectful to our parents. I don’t know what your family situation looks like, I just want you to know it doesn’t define you.

If you do have parents, I want this to be a reminder to all of us (myself included) to really make an effort for our parents. They need our support just as much as we need theirs.

Through these harder years I’ve had to really learn that communicating with your parents is important. It’s silly to keep stuff to ourselves and struggle silently. Be open about what kind of response you can handle and guide them when you are talking in a way that is respectful so that you can have a better understanding of each other.

Love your parents, make memories with them, treat them like humans too.

I know there are hard days in this relationship (actually all relationships) and that is totally normal. It’s just important to keep showing up and showing grace to one another.

I’m so not perfect at this, sometimes I make my parents frustrated or sometimes they make me cry. It happens, it’s how you move forward and resolve this that matters.

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2 Comments

  • All Things Allison Marie

    Love this post, Hannah!!

    May 8, 2018 at 2:39 am Reply
  • Misha Rosario

    Amen amen and amen!! I love this post! Thank you for sharing your thoughts, girlie! 😇

    May 9, 2018 at 4:02 am Reply
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