Develop a favorable attitude towards your parents.
When kids read about the reasons why parents deserve respect, they may feel that because their parents are different, this does not apply to them. Perhaps this is real, or perhaps this is what everybody thinks.
Never do parents expect to have a poor relationship with their kids. However, things can go wrong, especially because parenting is one of the hardest things to do. You would be more likely to appreciate and enjoy them when you build optimistic feelings about your parents.
Don't bring up memories that are negative.
Parents can make their children's choices, scream at them or even assault them. Maybe you're someone who has been there. Yet you are probably reading this today because at least partially, you have forgiven them. It would just make your friendship with your parents sour by bringing up unpleasant memories.
Make them a priority for you.
You were once the focus of your parents (and still are). Your mother may have quit her job to take care of you or worked extra hours to invest in your education. Her choices have been based on you since the day that you were born. It's time to return the favor to you.
Value their perspective.
Try to see stuff from their viewpoint and know where they come from. Their understanding of life varies from yours, and so are their choices. Humble yourself by attempting to understand the reasons behind them.
When they are upset, calm them down.
When they are in a bad mood, be tolerant of your parents and try not to annoy them. Try to contain yourself even though you feel tense and stop saying bad things. Your parents can become capricious with age. If they are only speaking out of frustration, do not pay attention to what they are doing.
Do not be rude about it if you disagree with them.
You do not agree with all of the views of your parents, and you might be correct. However by loudly disagreeing with them, you do not have to make a case. You should also listen to them and still make your own choices. The generation gap between you and your parents can be bridged by effective communication.
Give your parents credit to do it.
Each time you win a competition or excel with a project, note that, beginning with your parents, you had a lot of support along the way. Our parents are teaching us critical life skills. One way to express your appreciation is to give them credit and to give them credit for your achievements. Let them feel proud of raising you to become a good person.