Young Adult and Respecting their parents I need prayer to help me to remember to always respect my elders. Although I am 21, I still love my parents and sometimes I can give my mother a little too much lip and I've been guilty of this and I am trying to work on it. I know i don't have to always agree, but there is a way to respectfully disagree with someone and still show them respect. I am away at college so only really see my mom once a month, but I remember when I came home last time, my mother and I were driving and I was on the beltway, I don't really use the beltway that much and I'm not that great about it. My mother was off the wall though, screaming and yelling for no reason and just really really distracting me and making me uptight while i was driving so i got so upset that i just shouted "mom will you shutup please just shut up!!" I felt guilty afterwards and I know that although she was being distracting I could have handled it differently, very differently and I never tell my mother to shut up, I don't know what came over me, I was already uptight and just lost control, terrible, i feel horrible. I could have handled that much better. I could have said, either nothing, pulled over or just asked her to please be quiet because she was going to cause me to get in an accident. I am trying to really improve in this area, I never really had issues with my dad, but sometimes my mom and i get in petty arguements and I know I need to respect her always, even if we don't agree. She's done so so much for me and I love her, please pray for me and I ask God to forgive me for this and to help me change.