We know that parents can be unfair sometimes. Don’t worry, babes, we’ve got the 4-1-1 on how to show your parents that you’re mature enough to get what you want. Check it out...
Your parents want you
to become exactly what they are
So your dad wants to you be a lawyer and your mom wants you
to be a nurse. But, hey, you want to be an actress. Are they constantly
pressuring you to be a cookie-cutter version of themselves? Don’t worry, you’re
not alone. Try having a conversation telling them your dreams and hopes for the
future. Your parents may still look at you as a little girl. They might not
realize that you’re allowed to have your own goals. They might not like every
decision you make, but that’s OK. Once they see what you can accomplish,
they’ll be nothing but happy.
All your gal pals are
having a sleepover, but you’re not allowed
Controlling parents might not have a problem with you
hangin’ out with your girlies, but they certainly won’t let you sleepover. We
know that this can cause you to feel left out, and not to mention it’s
embarrassing! Let them know this is how you’re feeling. When asking to sleep at
a friend’s house, make sure to stay calm. Responding to them in an irrational
way will show that you are immature. This will definitely get ya stuck in the
house. Offer up your friend’s house number, so they can reach you if they need
to. Even offer to call every once in a while to let them know you’re A-OK and
having a great time. This will show that you’re not trying to hide anything,
which is probably what your parents are worried about in the first place.
Your parents think
you’re too young to go on a date
The first question to ask yourself is if YOU think you’re
old enough to date. Remember that dating comes with a lot of responsibility and
emotions. But hey, if you’re ready to dive in, then you’ve got some convincing
to do. Be sure to show your parents that you are a mature teen. This means
showing them that you can handle the pressures that come along with dating. Try
having a conversation with them telling them what you will and will not do. If
they believe that you will respect yourself on a date, they’ll most likely let
you go. If they do say yes, don’t fight with them on the boundaries they make.
They may set a curfew, or tell you to call and check in, but just go along with
it. Remember, you’re lucky they said yes!
They won’t let you
watch a T.V. show or movie because it’s too mature
The first thing to ask yourself is why they won’t let you
see the movie or watch the show. Maybe the rating is too high, or there’s
inappropriate content. In this case, your parents may be right. But sometimes,
parents don’t know enough info on the movie or show before they make their
decision as to whether or not you can watch. So do yourself a favor, and do a
little research on it. Find out why it’s rated what it is, and read some parent
reviews. If they seem OK for your age, then discuss it with your parents. You
could even offer up the idea to let them watch it first. This will show that
you care about what they think, which is definitely a plus.
What’s one thing your
parents won’t let ya do that drives you nuts? Tell us in the comments!
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BY KATIE TAKACS ON 7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN problems with my parents, my parents are way-strict, how to talk to parents