Communicating With Your Parents: What Works?

For many students, coming to university is an important marker in their journey of becoming an independent person – separate from their parents.

Whether you live away from home or continue to reside with them, the journey nevertheless begins. Transitioning to this new stage in your relationship with your parents can bring many challenges. What are your expectations of this newly developing relationship? What are theirs? When these expectations are very divergent, emotional friction often occurs.

Attending this session will help you to understand what is happening between yourself and your parents and how best to respond in ways that encourage accommodation rather than divisiveness. There will be opportunities to explore what topics you may choose to or not discuss with your parents and how to do this without rupturing communications between you.

Facilitator: Dr. Sam Minsky, Ph.D., C.Psych.