"Mom, it wasn't my fault!" "Dad, I didn't mean it that way!" How many times have you found yourself in this situation? You said or did something that was taken wrong. It happens to many people. There are ways of preventing this occurrence, though. Here are some: 1. Always think of what you're saying before you say it. Relationships between parent and child are usually strained by lack of mutual communication. Yet communication is not just talking and listening, it's understanding where the other person is coming from. Don't explode when someone says something that offends you. He or she probably didn't mean it the way you took it.
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