There are several things we don’t directly tell our parents. We try to make them understand yet there are certain things we want them to know. Here is a list of the things we wish our parents knew:
Parents should know that we lie to them for many reasons and several times a day. We lie because we know our parents will scold us for something we did/did not do or somewhere we went. It is not only because we want to hide something that we lie, but we also lie so that they do not worry about us and know that we are big enough to handle things and take decisions.
- Times have changed
We want our parents to know that times have changed and that the world and society have moved forward from what things were when they were our age. If they studied all day and never saw the television, doesn’t mean we too will avoid it. They should know that their kids have been born in a new age, and they should also adapt themselves to the changing times.
Just because children are known for making mistakes and falling into the wrong company, doesn’t mean you don’t trust them at all. They should be aware that not all kids are like those spoilt children shown in the soaps and movies. Parents should know that children today can very much be trusted. All they need to do, is believe in them and support them.
- When we don’t reply, it doesn’t mean that we don’t have one
When we don’t respond to individual questions or comments, it doesn’t mean that we don’t have an answer. It only means that we are either guilty of something or the solution is going to hurt their feelings. Sometimes, we don’t answer because it raises further questions, we, of course, we want to avoid.
Parents should know that boys and girls can just be friends. If their daughter is talking to a boy, it doesn’t mean that the guy is her boyfriend. They should understand that it is very much possible to have friendly feelings without the sense of love for a friend of the opposite gender. They should not question too much and understand that everything is perfectly okay.
- That phones are not destroying our lives
Parents should know that phones are not destroying our lives. In fact, it is making it easier. It is saving both our money and time. Whatsapp and Facebook have made life comfortable. They should know that each time they see us with our phones, it is not only useless browsing but also important work ( assignments, research) that we do.
Parents should know that letting their children follow their dreams is not as bad as what would become of him/her if something is forced upon him. They should be aware that their child can excel only in his/her area of interest, then why force him to stick to the career you chose for him/her?
- Always keeping your daughters in the comfort zone, will lead to her downfall
Parents should know that keeping their daughters in a comfort zone, with the lack of exposure, will ultimately lead to her downfall. It will cause a great lack of self-confidence. Rather, letting her find her ways and figuring out her things will give her a better acquaintance with the world and be a bold woman. Isn’t that what you want?
Oh..how we wish our parents knew it all..!