Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Open Dialogue Best for Parent, Child

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Open Dialogue Best for Parent, Child

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DEAR STEEL ADVICE: How do you convince young people today to take their parent's advice?

-- FRUSTRATED GRANDFATHER

DEAR FRUSTRATED: Be a sounding board. Listen but never reply as a directive. Encourage open dialogue between the generations and try not to offer advice unless specifically asked. The young person needs freedom to learn to nurture his/her own independent thinking and to evaluate options critically. Parents should not transfer their own life's regrets to the young person's present-day decisions. Parents need to understand even with the best advice, the next generation is entitled to make its own decisions and build separate lives. Change encourages growth. Wisdom is conveyed through example.

DEAR STEEL ADVICE: I work in a large office with poor acoustics. My desk is in a partial cubicle and sound really travels from one work station to the next. The complexities of our work can be frustrating and several of the workers voice their problems to each other in conversations sprinkled with vulgar language. …

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