What to do when your parents say to change your attitude

Piper asks: My parents told me I need to change my attitude and that they don’t know what to do about it. They said I was going to have consequences unless I have a way to have them help me through it, but I don’t know how to have them help me. But I don’t want the consequences. I don’t know what to do!

Hi Piper –

It sounds to me like your parents want to change your attitude about something, but that you might not know what that is!  So it seems to me that the first step is to find that out.

Maybe they think you’re too demanding, expecting everything you want the moment you want it.  Maybe they think you’re too sullen, slumping around unhappily all the time and never showing any excitement or appreciation.  Maybe they think you’re too excitable and need to calm down some.  Maybe they think you’re too rebellious and never follow the rules they and your teachers put out.  Maybe they think…

I don’t know!  Again, it sounds to me like you’re willing to at least work with them to change, but you can’t till you know what’s bugging them.  And the only solution I can come up with for that is to ask.

But try to ask in a way that shows no attitude!  We don’t want to make things worse!!
Good Luck


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