Many times when we have some discussion or argument 🗣🗣with teenagers , we hear from them “You don’t understand!”(mumma aap nahi samjhoge 😏ya papa aap kuch samajhte hi nahi🤨) Isn’t it !!!
Do not further frustrate your teen by saying, “Yes, I do!”,😤 or “I went through exactly what you are going through now.”😤
We all like to think of experiences as unique. Instead of asserting a “been there, done that” stance, help your teen practice communicating without being rude by responding, “I may not understand, but I do want to try to understand what you are feeling. 🧐Can we talk about it later when we’re both calm?