Communication gaps can be avoided by building bridges. Good connection needs a bridge that two people can walk on. When we share are opinion with others, we should be open to their opinions too. If we assert our thoughts communication becomes a one-way street. More like watching a soap opera on television.
Similar is the relationship with our children. With them we believe we know better, but what is the harm in hearing their explanations? Let them stand up for themselves and take responsibility. For better communication, share but do not impose. When we say, ‘Son, you better return home by 6 pm’, we should at least let them tell us the time they want to be back at. And, then take the subtle approach. Build stronger bridges.