generation gap

@512771751 (1096)
China
August 28, 2012 8:42pm CST
As I grow up, I find it is really so hard to communicate with my parents. Especially I stay at home everyday, we don't have some common topics and I also don't want to talk with them so often. Sometimes in the early morning, they talk so loudly when I sleep. I don't know why. The generation gap becomes more and more wide. Do you experience such situation? And what do you do about that?
3 responses
@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
2 Sep 12
I am a parent and yes generation gap really affects quality of communications between parents and children. Speaking from a parent's point of view and from my own personal feeling, once my children come to me and try to open up or discuss their concerns, (and this is not always) the joy i felt that they are involving me in their activities is hard to explain. So why not try to reach out to them sometimes and talk to them about your concerns like their being noisy in the morning?
@512771751 (1096)
• China
3 Sep 12
It is really so hard to communicate with them. My mother has a magic power, the whole family are happy when she is happy, the whole family are unhappy when she is unhappy. So now I just keep silence and do my own things.
• Philippines
1 Sep 12
Actually, when I was younger, there was really nothing to tell the adults. School was a common and tired topic but we find common topics as I find myself be coming an adult. Don’t worry too much about it, somewhere you and your parents will find something in common that you can talk about.
@512771751 (1096)
• China
3 Sep 12
Maybe you are right, but now it is surely that we don't have common topics to talk about. I think they don't know what I think and sometimes they are really selfish.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
29 Aug 12
My parents are not that type. But I know some who are. I guess the best way is just to avoid being in the center of a discussion. But them being your parents, I think you should still try to reach out to them. Show them that you love them. Maybe that way, you'r see some changes.
@512771751 (1096)
• China
29 Aug 12
Thank you for your share. Yes, most time, I just keep quiet,and I think the less I say, the better.