Truth is about perception of accuracy. Share your perception not as fact (i.e. closed minded), but rather as “This was my experience…” This creates a space for dialogue and understanding. When one is overly confident in their truth, it is perceived as attacking. It can be inferred that this person must be wrong/lying if they need to be so righteous.
Parents and kids get caught up in what is the truth to the point of it becoming a power struggle, fight, breach of trust, etc. A parent and child process information through their senses equating to a different perception/truth. The truth is to understand what’s underneath the perception by creating a space to talk about ideas, feelings, and needs.