Some of the good things about having parents

Having a good relationship with your parents is a big help in growing up. Parents have had a lot of experience and they can offer you advice and guidance.


They can also be interesting to talk to if you're both being open and honest. They are responsible for you, and they can be a lot of help if you get into trouble, or even if you're not actually in trouble but need to talk about something.


Parents can give you the sort of advice that you can't get from friends, because your friends are often in the same position as you.


And remember, parents often act the way they do because they love, care and worry about you. Not because they want to make your life more difficult on purpose.