As family gatherings become more frequent as a way of reconnecting with loved ones, one reader is looking for advice on how to get her cheap mom and stepdad to contribute more.
The reader wrote in a letter, "Dear Annie: How do I get my cheap mom, stepdad to pony up for large family get-togethers? The couple never hosts any family parties, and rarely bring more than a small side dish."
It can be frustrating when you feel like your parents are not doing their fair share in contributing towards the success of family events. Here are some strategies that may help:
In conclusion, it's essential always to approach discussions with loved ones from a place of empathy and understanding rather than judgment and frustration when trying to encourage participation in large-scale familial events such as reunions; this ensures all parties involved feel valued while coming together as one big happy extended clan!