Talk about everyday stuff - and do it every day
The more you do something, the easier it gets. Talking to the adults in your life about everyday stuff builds a bond. It makes it easier when you need to discuss something more serious.
1. Find something to chat about each day
2. Do things together that you both enjoy
3. It's never too late to start
How to talk about difficult topics
Maybe you need to break bad news to a parent, like failing an exam. Maybe you're feeling scared or stressed about something. Or there's something personal you want to share, like a special person in your life. But you don't know how they'll react. Or how it will feel to tell them. Or how you'll find the words.
1. Think about what you want or need from your parent
2. Think about how you feel
4. Pick a good time to talk