Have you ever noticed sometimes when you jump in the car, your parents ask you twenty questions and you are kinda stuck in the car and can’t escape?!
Sometimes after a long day, answering your parents’ questions is the last thing you feel like doing. You might feel tired and just want to chill out for a minute or two!
So, how do you stop this cycle of frustration and navigate these drive home conversations so that everyone gets something positive out of them?
It helps to remember that, at the end of the day, your parents are just super excited to see you and want to share in the excitement of your day. Time in the car together is actually a great opportunity to connect with each other and have some deep conversations.
Conversations are like a game of catch, they have to go back and forth, and you need to put a little effort in to keep the conversation going. How different would it feel if you made your car conversations a little bit more playful and less predictable? What if you had some interesting conversation topics up your sleeve?