1. Don’t talk back.
2. Give a positive presence in the home. (Have a merciful body style, i.e. not tense, worried, or harsh)
3. Approach them with kind words that are loving. (If you do this the relationship will bloom).
4. Huge test: Make this dua for them. (English translation) “O Allah, have Mercy upon them, for they nurtured me when I was small.” You’re admitting the fact that when you were young, even though you don’t remember it, they were merciful to you.