We will always have an opinion whether we’re the grown up or the child and no matter what values a parent puts in place, children will still have their own opinions.
It’s a parent’s job to learn how to be more understanding of their children’s opinions, as long as their children’s opinions of what they want for themselves don’t interfere with their health. Even if we’re not parents, it’s up to our parents to try to be more understanding of us.
It isn’t easy for any parent to discuss opinions with their children without being discouraging, as we continue to look for compromises between what we want for our children and what they want for themselves. Reaching a compromise where everyone is happy isn’t always easy.
Sometimes grown up children can be forthright with their opinions, which can make discussions a little more difficult. Many adults will have gone through the process, albeit in a different era.
Respect looked and sounded different through the earlier generations. Children we’re more understanding of their parents in those times.