Find inspiration in our curated catalog of letters to parents. Each sample letter comes with guidelines and advice to help you find the right words.
Letters to parents are the letters you write to your mother, father, or guardian. A one-on-one conversation with a parent is not always the best way to communicate because sometimes it all happens so fast, it can get emotional, or sometimes you both may not have enough time for a conversation. Writing a letter could be helpful because it gives you enough time to organize your thoughts. You can also rewrite the entire letter if you want, but in a conversation, once a word is out, you just can't take it back. In addition, writing a letter will give the recipient time to read, digest, and respond thoughtfully.
Before writing letters to parents, roughly make a list of the things you want to say. Divide the list into paragraphs and organize the paragraphs to maintain a smooth flow. Frame your sentences properly so that they bring out your thoughts clearly. Use an approachable tone and mention exactly what you need from your parents. Close the letter on a positive tone and propose different ways of continuing the conversation. Reread the letter and look for areas where you could be more respectful or more confident and revise it accordingly.