What Every Child Should Know About Dealing With Parental Criticism?

Posted on: September 28th, 2015 by Zahra Wasim No Comments



Are you tired of nerve-wrenching nagging of your parents? If yes, then let us tell you that you are not the only victim of parental criticism. There are hundreds of people who go through this ordeal due to lack of any real guidance to tackle this issue.

Part of this grave problem is associated with complex relation between parents and their children. Parents are the one who nurture their offspring with the best of their resources. In return, they expect from their kids to make them proud and be their support. This burden of expectations forces them to keep an eye on their kid and make them realize when their kids are wrong.

However, when parents start to constantly criticize their kid for no good reasons, then it is a frustrating situation for a child who has to bear with aggression of his/her parent. To avoid facing the music, every kid must follow the given relationship management tips in regards with parental criticism:

Listen To Their Grievances
Criticism is a subjective thing. It can be bad or good depending on your perspective on a matter. The first thing that helps in dealing criticism is paying attention to the issue. If your dad or mom is genuinely miffed with anything related to your life, then it is for your own good. Therefore, you need to hear them out and understand their grievances. After listening to their concerns, you will be in a better position to judge the validity of their grievances. So, you should first listen to them before jumping to any conclusion.

Acknowledge Your Mistakes
It is quite a possibility that your parent is not happy with one of your habits. So, if they are saying something loudly to you, they are actually doing you a favor. Instead of arguing back with your parent, you should do a self-analysis and pinpoint things that are actually wrong in your life and you should thank your parent to help you make positive improvement in your life.

Empathize With Them
Do not let your contained anger vent out on your parents just because they criticize you. Instead, you need to see things through their eyes. Parents see their kids as their extension, so they want them to fulfill their lost dreams. So, the next time your parents shout at you, you should understand that it is not about you but about them.

Talk It Out
When parents criticize you for no reasons, then it is about time that you sit with them and discuss the matter. Instead of holding grudges against your parents, you should let them understand your point of views on the issue so that they know why you feel that way. You need to put across your opinion about their concerns and give them time to empathize with your situation.

Be Honest
It does not worth any effort when you make promises with your parents that you cannot keep in future. If you parent is worried because you need to different things from life, then you should be honest about it. In this context, the best you can do is let them know about your life choices. Do not keep your parents under illusion by making any false promises that you cannot fulfill.

Find a Way for Reconciliation
By accepting each other as who you are, you are able to co-exist in the society and live a healthy parent-child relationship. Therefore, you should always leave room for reconciliation. Little compromises help overcome the bigger repercussions. Parents and children belong to two different generations. So, there are always possibilities of conflicts of ideas due to generation gap. Reconciliation is the only way you can resolve issues with your parent without making things complicated.

Take Help of an Intermediary
As a last resort, you should ask someone for mediation if things do not come to terms between the two of you. Take help of someone closer to both of you so that both you and your parents are at ease discussing matters of concerns. Allow the person to play his/her role in helping you find a way for resolution.

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