One Super Important Piece of Advice for When Your Parents Are Wrong
My mom is right most of the time. Don’t tell her I said that. She would agree, but she would probably say “all” the time rather than most of the time.
But sometimes my mom isn’t right. Sometimes she doesn’t know the answers.Sometimes we argue and she is actually in the wrong (those are rare and shocking occasions, but it can happen).
Yes! Finally, your parents are the ones who don’t have it all together. It sounds awesome. But as a teen it can actually be kinda frustrating because there isn’t much you can do about it.
There will be times when your parents don’t have the answers to everything. There will be times when you are in an argument and they don’t handle it very well. There will be times when they make mistakes that can seriously affect you.
I have one super important piece of advice for you in those moments.
REMEMBER: THEY ARE HUMAN TOO
Your parents are human. They are not super heroes. Some parents can come pretty close, but at the end of the day, they are made from the same skin, bones, and imperfections that we are.
Give them the same respect and understanding that you so desperately want them to give you. They may have spent more time on this earth, but I can guarantee you they are still learning.
We are complicated creatures. We can be difficult and confusing and we can make a lot of mistakes as we try to navigate our way through this world. They are navigating their way through all of this craziness also.
– ttfn G –