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How to deal with crazy parents

The bond between children and parents is known to be the strongest. Sometimes though, quarrels arise between parents and children. The generation gap sets a trend that is difficult for a parent to understand. So, instead of quarelling, children should know how to deal with their parents even when they seem crazy. Let us take a look at some of the ways.

Stay calm till they cool down

Parents tend to lose their cool on few issues. Generally, what the youths do is shout back at their parents. This is really wrong guys! Make an effort to understand what they are telling. Forget understanding, just sit clam till they finish what they say. If you know what you have done is right and yet are being yelled at, don’t give it back to them. Listen to what they have to say and when they are a little chilled out, you can explain whatever the truth is. Listen from one ear and let it pass out through the other one. This makes life really easy. You do not have to get into conflicts with parents and bring them to a foul mood. This will only worsen things. Also remember, parents are usually right. Don’t just take them for granted, they are wise and they act for the best of their kids. The least you can do is to bring them back to their cool and talk to them.

Let them know where they go wrong in a polite way

It is human tendency for a parent to just ignore few things said by their children. They usually have this notion that their kid is wrong. And when the kid comes to correct them they are usually offended and they start acting crazy. It is not only with parents, but most people get offended when they are being corrected or talked back. The simplest way of handling such a situation is to sit with your parents and tell them what they are doing is freaking the others out. Tell them what act of theirs is crazy. They are mature and they will try and understand. Don’t be unreasonable to them by ignoring them because they embarrass you. This will not work well and they’ll just act crazier.

Ask them to take a break

Relationships land up in situations where nothing much can be done. You just feel everything is falling apart and when this is the situation that exists in a parents’ life, they start acting crazy. In these situations, you can talk them over but when things are really worse, ask them to take a break. Ask them to plan a trip to some place where they can find inner peace. In case they are not in a position to do that, plan a vacation for them. You can also go with them. They could use your support to get out of situations that make them act crazy. Remember, it is never an intention of a parent to act crazy, it is just the things they go through, all the rubbish they hear in the society and depressing stuff like that, which make them act crazy. So just try and hang out with parents.

Try spending some quality time with them

Like mentioned above, hang out with parents. They would love that and this would help them understand you better. This could be the opportunity for you to talk to them and get everything sorted out. There always will be small issues due to the age difference but this can be dealt with by making reasonable agreements. All the parents want is their child’s well being. If that is assured, why on earth would they act crazy? In fact they will be more than accommodative with your freaky activities. Parents at the end of the day want to spend some time with their family. Make sure you do that. It is not difficult. You need to give them just a little of your precious time and they will be happy. You’ll probably never use the word crazy to describe them when you give them some time of yours. Finally, they are the ones who nurtured you.

Give them the required space

People need space of their own. Parents need their space too. Today’s world leaves behind a great impact on people’s minds. This is the same case with any of the parent out there. Instead of making life difficult for them, give them their space. Let them sneak out with friends and the ones they love. This will distract their mind and refresh them.

Dr Prem Jagyasi

Dr Prem Jagyasi

Author, Publisher & Global Speaker at DrPrem.com
Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.
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