Do you want to strengthen your relationship with your Parents?
Do you feel that your relationship with your parents is deteriorating and you feel that you should take some action for that?
Then, this blog post is for you where I will be sharing with you 5 Simple yet Effective Tips to improve your relationships with your parents. Now, it can be either mother or father or both. These tips can be applied effectively to improve any type of relationship with your parents.
1 Listen To Understand Rather Than To React.
Normally when anybody approaches us, most of the time we will be a mode of reacting to them. Normally, people don’t try to understand what the other person is saying and may start reacting to it in a negative manner. This is normally seen in many cases where, our parents have come to us to advise something for our betterment but we misunderstand them and we react to it hurriedly so that we can put our point in front of them. But due to this misunderstanding and hurried nature, we end up messing up the scenario which was supposed to happen for our betterment.
So, next time if your parents come to you communicating something, keep calm and understand what message they want to convey, and don't keep your reaction gun ready to shoot. It is very very very hazardous.
2 Spend Quality Time With Your Parents.
Most of the time, I have seen today’s so-called Busy entrepreneurs, corporate professionals, self-employed people, or for that matter even a small Tea shop waiter pretends that they are very busy people and can’t even spare 15-30 minutes of their day with their family or parents. To be honest with you all, it is totally unacceptable to me that you can’t even spare 15 minutes of your whole 24 hours with your parents. 15 minutes out of 1440 minutes of your whole day!!!! I don’t think anyone reading this article is as busy as the Fortune 500 Companies CEO. In fact, on the other side, almost all the Fortune 500 Companies CEOs ensure that they spend quality time with their family members. Further, 15 minutes out of 1440 minutes is hardly 1.04%.
Secondly, during those 15 minutes please ensure that you are not distracted by any things around you. No Mobile Phones, No televisions, No Office Emails or Personal Emails, No other relatives (including your immediate family i.e. spouse, children, and so on). Because, if those distractions will take place, you will not be able to give quality time to your parents and you will never ever be able to give justice to them and to your intentions.
Thirdly, some talks between parents and children are meant to be purely confidential. It became your moral responsibility to maintain that confidentiality and give distraction free time to your parents.
Fourthly, I would strongly encourage you to give hugs to your parents. Think of your childhood, I am sure your parents must have hugged you, kissed you, and so on. What made them stop you or what made you stop that. It is your so-called attitude that NOW I AM A GROWN UP BOY OR GIRL who stopped you from hugging your parents. If you agree, do write in the comment box I agree that I am a grown-up Boy/Girl/Male/Female. If you agree, please answer my second question: Since you are grown-up Boy or Girl, Why do you hug your school/college friends or your boyfriend/girlfriend or your wife/husband or your own kids? You are a So-called GROWNUP person and if you think that you should not be hugging your parents then you should also not be hugging other people in this world too. Am I right or Am I right? It is just some sort of your internal ego which is holding you back from hugging your parents. Think over it, go deep into your thinking and remove that unsupporting belief and start hugging your parents. They truly need that. Mind me, when two people are hugging each other, they create a sense of belief that there is somebody who is there to support me and take care of me in my entire life. Forget about the point of support and take care of the entire life, Hugging gives a sense of happiness and joyfulness from within both of them. Just go ahead and experience it yourself and trust me, you will feel the difference.
Gratitude is one of the Most Powerful Mind Techniques which can effectively improve anything that you give your gratitude on. If you want to earn money, give gratitude to them. If you want to build a healthy body, give gratitude to people around you who have great health. Along similar lines, if you want to build a great relationship, give gratitude to that person. I am sure, there are numerous things and actions which your parents must have undertaken for which you can be grateful for. To name a few, I am grateful to my parents for:
- Bringing me on this planet
- Taking care of myself when I was not capable of it
- Taking care of my expenses and buying things for me
We all are human beings and you have to accept the fact that we can do mistakes in our actions and so are our parents. They are not any superhuman who cannot do any mistake. So, rather than dragging any matter waiting for apologies from them, you should work towards forgiving them every moment. Further, forgiving the person on the other side, makes you mind free from the sense of revenge and other negative thoughts. And gradually by practicing forgiveness, it helps you to reach a stage where you will not get negative thoughts if the other person comes and talks to you and the quality of communication that will take place between the two of you will be of another level.
Another Mind Power technique to improve relationships with your parents is to ask for Forgiveness. It is important to understand that you are also a human being and you can also do mistakes in your life. If you have done some blunder in your past, knowingly or unknowingly, directly or indirectly in the relationship with your parents, it is always advisable to ask for forgiveness before it is too long. Asking for forgiveness doesn’t make you small and the other person big, and doesn’t make you wrong and the other person right. It in fact helps you to take that first step to rectify your wrongdoings of the past and will help you to disassociate yourself from the past. With this, you can truly live in the present moment and will boost your actions which you will be taking to improve your relationships with your parents.
With this, I come to the end of this Blogpost where you learned 5 Simple but very effective tips to Improve your Relationships with your parents. I hope, you liked it and do share in the comment box what your key takeaways are there from this Blogpost. Also, do share your experiences after you apply these tips in your relationships. I would love to read all your comments.