It is important in any relationship that we get to say what we feel. Whether you’re the child or the parent, the channel of communication should always be open.
Communication doesn’t have to be in the form of criticism and if it’s constructive, the right communication should help everyone understand where they stand. Children should feel confident enough to speak to a parent and a parent should be open enough for their child to want to talk.
I go back to my own thoughts on my relationship with my parents. I know that if this had happened, I would be working through a different process now and on a completely different topic.