“I Need to Talk,” Friend, Apr. 2016, 36
When you need help, advice, or support, it’s important to talk to a parent. But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. Here are some tips to help.
If you can’t talk to a parent, find a trusted adult who knows and cares about you and wants to help. It could be a relative, Church leader, teacher, or school counselor. Use the same tips.
Talk to your parents often about everyday things. Then it will be easier to talk to them about a problem.
Listen to what your parents say and be respectful. Think about how they might feel. Talk without arguing or whining.
Be clear and honest so your parents can know what’s going on and how you feel. Don’t try to hide things from them.
Remember to talk to your Heavenly Father too! When you pray, He can help you.
Be patient with your parents. It might be hard for them to be calm and know how to deal with a problem right away. Remember that parents can make mistakes too.