Here’s what you say when you do something stupid. And, just to keep the parentals guessing, say something like this after you do something good, too.
I’m a high potential individual, and I need to continue to explore my potential strengths and weaknesses. By making decisions that may seem negative now, I am really just doing what I call “learning 360.” Sometimes a step in the wrong direction right now is a step in the right direction long-term. But really, the point of “learning 360” is that it’s too early to know what the “right” or “wrong” directions are, any movement is positive.
Boom – you corporate talked your parents.