What I Want to Say:
We’ve been over this before.
We’re done here.
I’m not having this conversation.
Because I said so.
I am the parent. You are the child.
This is not up for discussion.
What I Will Say:
This is so important to you.
I really want to hear you on this.
I’m so glad we can talk about hard things.
It’s important to me to listen closely.
This is a tough one.
I really want to be supportive of the things you want to do.
I wonder how we will resolve this.