4. Don’t Get Mad…

Count to five if you feel yourself starting to become enraged, and don’t hit back. Yes, it’s much easier to say than it is to do, but it’s important. You wouldn’t argue with your boss, or your best friend, so don’t get mad with your parents, either. Be mature, and prepare yourself for the possibility that you won’t see eye to eye. Keep your cool, and back away. If you need to end the conversation to avoid your anger, try asking your parents to think about your proposition for a few days, and then excuse yourself to calm down.

Remember That It’s Give and Take
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