Parents have always had a reputation for not understanding their kids. Once you pass a certain age, it seems like your parents almost try not to understand you. However, you can still make an effort to connect with your mom and dad without losing any credibility. Take a look at three ways you can do this.
1. You can help your parents save money. When you show your folks that you understand the value of a dollar, they’ll respect you and appreciate the maturity you’re demonstrating. Times have been tough the last few years, and every dollar your parents earn has to be used with care.
2. Volunteer to do things around the house. While they might think you have a high fever at first, eventually they’ll realize that you’re just doing a little something to show you care about them. While it might seem a little strange to contribute more than you’re required to do, this is a good way to smooth things over and be a functional member of the household. Do you want to be a freeloader? Would you really feel right doing that? Give a little extra effort.
3. Ask them about their day. It’s way too easy to get so wrapped up in your own personal melodrama that it becomes “The You Show.” Your parents want to vent sometimes, too. They’ll appreciate you for showing an interest in their lives.