How do I RESPECTFULLY stand up to my parents when I am doing something they insist I not do (I am aged 38 so an adult out on my own)?
They often talk as though I am still 14 years old and living at home. I am an adult.
- Judy and CharlieLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Unfortunately, you do not give me an example of what they say to you or how they treat you.
You need to learn healthy assertiveness habits and you can go online to find sites that teach these skills. Or you can go to your local library and take out books on Assertiveness Skills.
3 things to remember:
Remain cool when they become disrespectful.
Remain calm and do not shout, act out, raise your voice or become sullen.
REMAIN IN CONTROL of the situation. Remember that your parents have no control over you and you are not a door mat. Simply hold your hand up in a "stop" signal and tell them that you will consider what they say but your mind is made up.
Walk away or hang up the phone. Stop the conversation after you assert yourself.
- CandyLv 61 month ago
Tell them not to talk to you as if your a child .I know they same problem .Its like when they get older they can be like this because their memory starts playing on them and they can think they are back in tiime
- Anonymous1 month ago
I remind my Mom of her favorite saying when i was living at home "you can do what you when you are out on your own".
- PearlLv 71 month ago
just dont tell them what youre doing