How do I get past the inner turmoil a teenager faces?
The moment I stepped into my teenage years, I felt a shift in the way my family views me. I went from being a child...to being an adolescent child? I'm seventeen now. And you can imagine how detrimental it is to my inner struggle of self-identity. I am treated as a child if I dare raise an opinion and yet expected to make decisions that I simply can't understand when it all changed. Or how it changed? We learn to accept, but should we accept?
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As most of us know, talking and listening don't go smoothly every time. Emotions and past experiences can get in the way.
Will parents take you seriously, believe what you say, listen to and respect your opinions, and hear you out without interrupting? A lot depends on your parent. Some parents are easy to talk to, some are great listeners, and some are harder to approach.
But some of what happens depends on you, too. Since communication is a two-way street, the way you talk can influence how well a parent listens and understands you.
So here are some guidelines to consider when talking to parents:
Daniela recommends the following next steps:
Hi, I think it is amazing that you are able to recognize what you are feeling and even more to then seek the advice of others. This is a question I think that even philosophers have asked themselves! I would say you are on the right path and to keep digging inside yourself to question WHY you feel the way you do about all things. I have learned that being in touch with your thoughts and feelings is a very important skill to have in life. This type of thinking has helped me to control my emotions and reactions when I feel like I am losing my grip with anger or sadness.
Liann recommends the following next steps: