Speak to them as you would anyone else, and they will listen and respect you more. Allow them to communicate their feelings to you without instilling fear, but remain firm if they are trying to cause a conflict within the family unit. Ask them, and other family members how they are doing in other relationships in their lives.
Relationships are not an individual task. It is a form of commitment to other people. For example, a marriage between two people is a symbol of commitment, love and respect for each other. It is a union that opens possibilities to form new and long-lasting relationships with the hope of producing children, or devoting your lives to each other and other members of your immediate family.
The same can be said with the relationship between parent and child. The child needs their parent or parents to teach them social skills, so they can relate to them and people outside in the community. The relationship between the parents and child, is a form of commitment, and must be entered into with the intention of constant communication, love, respect and devotion.
If one of these needs are lacking, the possibility of a successful relationship in any of these circumstances is minimal. Moreover, communication, laughter, team cooperation, respect, sharing, and a willingness to solve problems together leads to happy and healthy relationships.
To Your Growing Togetherness and Happiness,
Bill & Evelyn