One of my children feels misunderstood by me and I feel that she complains too much. What can we do to resolve this? She doesn’t feel that she’s complaining at all. I feel it’s pretty obvious.
The Seer: First of all, make sure you are on the same page in how you use the word “complaining”. Perhaps the difference of opinion arises from the following misunderstandings:
My Definition Of Complaining: Pointing out what is wrong or problematic with something.
My Definition Of Problem Solving: Pointing out what’s wrong or problematic with something and offering a solution.
My Definition Of Mature, Constructive, Cooperation: Pointing out what’s wrong or problematic with something and implementing an informed solution. Those who contribute in a positive way, are those who are solution-oriented rather than critical.