Listen to adult chat rooms
Give these tips a try and you'll come across that way — maybe even more mature than your parents!
I enjoy reading, volleyball, counselling and making friends.
You probably talk to friends way more than you talk to your parents. Even if you and your parents have a great relationship, you want to find your own path and make your own choices. Chatting with parents every day not only keeps an existing relationship strong, it also can help a frayed relationship get stronger.
Still, most of us want a parent's help, advice, and support at times. Talking to the adults in your life about everyday stuff builds a bond that can smooth the way for when you need to discuss something more serious. When parents feel connected to your daily life, they can be there for you if something really important comes up.
“It was a different time, because in the ‘90s, no one gave their real personal information on the internet,” says the now 35-year-old web developer.
“It was really cool, because even if your parents were in the next room, they couldn’t hear what you were talking about because you’re typing on your keyboard.”At AOL’s peak, more than 100 million AOL screen names existed, and users spent over a million hours chatting a year.
Along with this product came the away message, buddy icons, a personal profile, and eventually voice chat, file transfer, and chat bots.
Find a relative, a teacher, or a counselor who will listen, understand, encourage, believe in you, and care.
Then follow all the tips above to get the most from your conversation with that person. Parents are more likely to think of their children as grown up (and, as a result, capable of making more important decisions) when they see them acting maturely.
Recognize how you're feeling — for example, maybe you're worried that telling parents about a problem will make them disappointed or upset.
But instead of letting those feelings stop you from talking, put them into words as part of the conversation.