Your Parents Want To Hear Your Feelings
More advice for your teen by teens: Sometimes teens don’t loop their parents into their feelings because they don’t want to be a burden. They worry that their parents will be scared if they admit how they’re feeling or become even more restrictive. Guess what? There are no feelings that you are carrying that are too heavy for your parents to help you lift, too. They want to know what is going on in your mind — it’s the only way they can help. And once they know, it may make communication easier between you, too.
This article was written by the former chair of our Youth Advisory Board, Sarah Hinstorff.