Relationships at Home
Plan what you want to get out of the conversation
First think if you are trying to seek permission for something you want to do, if you just need someone to listen, or if you need to share something that happened to you.
Wait for a good moment to talk
Wait for a moment that your caregiver isn’t busy or distracted with something else so they can give you their full attention. If you cannot find a good moment, simply ask them to tell you when it’s a good time for them to talk. You may find them more receptive.
Keep the conversation friendly
Avoid starting the conversation with a complaint or an argument. If they feel confronted by you, they may be less open to talk or understand your point of view.