Sometimes, we feel like we need a decoder to understand our parents and the other adults in our lives.

Adults want to solve our problems. Often, we just want to be heard. That combo doesn’t always work out so well.

As many young people have found, though, there can be common ground.

Having real conversations with our parents is really important — not just for the small things but especially in times when we want to talk about something tough.

Scroll through and explore stories from other Colorado young people who have found useful ways to connect with their parents, understand them a little better and feel heard along the way.