Anonymous said: my parents are pretty closed minded. they never really listen to what it is that i want. i know the choices i make have risks but i think thats part of life and learning. they have a completely different view and sometimes they can be pretty strict and not take anything i have to say about my own life into consideration, which at times makes me feel worthless. i know they care but sometimes i do think i know better about my own life and the things i want to do. how do i get them to just listen?
parents usually don’t start listening until you start doing things on your own i.e. paying for stuff on your own. to them it shows that you really are serious about something vs just another phase. it also helps to have as many details pros/cons to whatever it is you’re interested in to show them that you’ve done your research on said subject.