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Still, most of us want a parent's help, advice, and support at times. Talking to the adults in your life about everyday stuff builds a bond that can smooth the way for when you need to discuss something more serious. When parents feel connected to your daily life, they can be there for you if something really important comes up.
But talking to the adults in your life can seem difficult or intimidating — especially when it comes to certain subjects. Maybe you need to break bad news to a parent, like getting a speeding ticket or failing an exam.
So here are some guidelines to consider when talking to parents: say yes. But gracefully accepting a no can help you get more yeses in the future.
What if it's more than just saying no to something, though?
10 through March 16, 2015, and 16 online and in-person focus groups with teens were conducted in April 2014 and November 2014.