Management professors, social scientists, and interpersonal relations experts have all spoken to the issue of capturing the opportunity for improved communications between parties. They often recommend a setting that is entertaining, challenging, exhilarating — altogether mutually enjoyable — for a best possible exchange of ideas and the pursuit of unrestricted discussion.
The rewards of reaching such outcomes are obvious. And the advice is most often given to parents who seek to achieve understanding with children, and who value the willingness of parties to listen as well as talk. They counsel the search for an environment, such that in that space and moment, feelings can be expressed, ideas examined, and solutions obtained. Step one: find the spot. Step two: have the talk.