By Mackenzie Dixon
As we all know, teens have issues with their parents from time to time, but what teens fail to realize is their words cut deeper than actions. Here are a list of things not to say to your parents during a heated discussion.
- NEVER EVER say “I Hate You.”
- At times parents can get under our skin, but at the end of they day, they are still your parents. Those three words really hurt their feelings, and we say them without thinking about it. Just remember to never say those hurtful words, despite how much they have ruffled your feathers.
2. Avoid the “You’re stupid” phrase.
- Once teens do not receive what they want from their parents, then they tend to verbalize negative things towards them such as “you’re so stupid.” Let me tell you guys something; PARENTS ARE NOT STUPID. In fact, they are smarter than you think and that is why they discipline you in the first place. These words can hurt their feelings.
3. My personal favorite is “It’s my life, let me live it.”
- We are adolescents living in odd times, and sometimes we feel as if we can live on our own at such a young age. WRONG! I can barely do my laundry without putting too much detergent in or mixing colors with whites. From personal experience, I would not recommend you to say it is your own life, because I’ve tried it, and my mother always says, “I brought you into this world, and you belong to me until you get out and pay your own bills.”
So, there you have it, three things to not say to your parents. Keep this list in mind the next time you decide to respond poorly in an explosive argument.