How to deal with your mom's strict rules
We've all been there: Mom didn't let ya sleepover your BFFs (when all your other friends were allowed), and last week she totally freaked when you asked if you could go see a movie with your BF. You've told her many times that you're more responsible than she's giving ya credit for, but she still doesn't seem believe you. So what's a girl to do?
Allow us to introduce you to the beauty of compromise. You and your mom are never going to agree on every single little thing. Your mom, like many moms out there, only wants the best for you even though it may seem at times like she's being a little overprotective. After all, she's your mama! Her JOB is to protect you. Instead of fighting, screamin' and yelling back, take a deep breath and follow these two clever tips to make dealing with a strict mother a total breeze (well, sorta).
Meet her half-way
Sometimes our mothers may overdo it and this is when compromise comes into play. Wanna walk around the mall without feeling like you have to have supervision 24/7? Have your friends or BF over to your house more often so your mama can get to know them better. This will help her trust you and your friends. Not allowed to date until you turn 16? Ask if a group date would be OK. Your mom may be more willing to let ya go out with your crush with a group of your girlfriends she already knows––just remember not to miss your curfew!
Heart her no matter what
When your mother sees how responsible and trustworthy you are, she'll be more likely to bend the rules every once in a while. But you have to earn (and keep!) her trust by following the rules at all times. In time, your madre will begin to see how grown-up you're getting. But you'll always be her baby. And, sometimes, that's not so bad. Best of luck, girly!
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