It’s important in any relationship to say what we feel, whether we’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 things can be done differently. Any child should feel confident enough to speak to a parent and a parent should be open enough for that child to want to.
In a later blog, I will go into more detail about the importance of communication. Going back to my own thoughts on my relationship with both my parents, I know that if this had have happened, I’d be working through a different process now and on a completely different blog.