TeenHelp
Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives


You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!


Friends and Family Everyone has disagreements, even best friends and family. If you need advice about a relationship, ask us here.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
Tristen Offline
Member
Welcome me, I'm new!
*
 
Tristen's Avatar
 
Name: Tristen
Gender: Male
Location: USA

Posts: 32
Join Date: March 25th 2011

Smile need ideas - August 23rd 2011, 09:30 PM

hi all i need some ideas on what i can do 2 show my mom and dad that im being responsible. can any1 help?
   
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
PSY Offline
Hugh Jackman ♥

TeenHelp Veteran
*************
 
PSY's Avatar
 
Name: Robin
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Location: Southern California

Posts: 10,034
Blog Entries: 35
Join Date: June 12th 2009

Re: need ideas - August 25th 2011, 09:49 PM

General rule of thumb is to do what you're told to do, when you're told to do it, without complaining or bargaining, and then go a step or two beyond that. For example, if your parents ask you to clean your room, don't just throw stuff in the closet or under the bed. Do a proper job of it. THEN, after you've cleaned your room, walk around the house and see if there's anything else you can do, such as washing the dishes, vacuuming the carpet in the living room, etc. Don't brag about what you did, but do make sure these are things your parents would normally take care of. Then, when they notice those things have already been taken care of, they'll be shocked.

Another thing you can do is communicate with your parents more effectively. This is going to depend on the circumstances, of course, but there are "mature" and "immature" ways to have a conversation with a parent. For example, if you ask your parents for something and they say, "no," and IMmature way to handle your disappointment would be to protest, to try and make a deal with them, to ask them why they said, "no," to pout or give them the "silent treatment", etc. A mature way to handle your disappointment would be to say, "okay," and continue on with your day as if your parents hadn't done anything to upset you. A day or two later, you may be able to find a moment to quickly pull them aside and say, "I respect the decision you made, but I was wondering if I could find out why it wasn't possible to do _________. Is there something I could do differently so that I might be able to do that in the future?" Part of being mature is learning when it is and isn't okay to say or do certain things. Children are selfish and don't think about why a parent might have said, "no," whereas teenagers are expected to look at a situation from different points of view and understand the whole picture.





   
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
Tristen Offline
Member
Welcome me, I'm new!
*
 
Tristen's Avatar
 
Name: Tristen
Gender: Male
Location: USA

Posts: 32
Join Date: March 25th 2011

Re: need ideas - August 27th 2011, 12:15 AM

thanx psy this is really good info 2 know!
   
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Tags
ideas

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All material copyright 1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.