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Relationships with Parents


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Your relationship with your parents may be confusing right now. As you are growing and changing, you have more responsibilities and also more freedom to spend time with others. While you may feel ready to make your own decisions about where and when you go places, your parents may put limits on you because they care about you and your safety.


Here are some tips for how to avoid and handle arguments with your parents:

Remember that healthy relationships are about feeling good about who YOU are and feeling SAFE and comfortable with another person. You have the power to create healthy relationships all around you just by paying attention to who you are and what makes you happy. By getting to know yourself, it will get easier to recognize the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships. Communication, trust and respect are the key ingredients for healthy relationships.


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Written by the CYWH and YMH Staff at Boston Children's Hospital


Updated: 6/9/2014



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