x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kw-logo-smaller

Dear Dish-It: My Parents Don’t Support Me

Apr 16, 2012

Dear Dish-It,

I’ve always wanted to be a singer. A close friend of mine says my singing is very good. But I don’t want to sing to my parents; they aren’t supportive at all. What should I do?

Gigalith

Dear Gigalith,

It sounds like you have some real talent, and I think it’s great that you have a dream of becoming a singer; I say go for it!

Of course, having the support of your parents is always nice. It kind of sounds like you’ve decided your parents won’t support your dream before you’ve even tried talking to them or showing them that you can really sing. And, unfortunately, you’ll never really know what they think (or whether or not they will support you) until you try.

So put your fears aside and sit down for a heart-to-heart with your mom and dad. Tell them what your goal is and show them what you can do. Ask them if they’d be willing to support you, and be sure to let them know how badly you want it; it may even help to do some research on singing schools or talent competitions beforehand to show them exactly how you plan to achieve your goal.

If your parents don’t seem very supportive after all that, you may just have to accept that this is something you might have to do on your own – at least the first few steps. Maybe you could find another friend or adult to help you – a favorite aunt or a teacher at school. You can also join a glee club or a school choir, start a band with your friends or enter some local singing or talent competitions to show your parents that you are really serious about singing! Or how about starting your own YouTube Channel, with videos of yourself singing some of your fave songs? Hopefully your mom and dad will see all the hard work that you’re doing on your own, and will eventually come around and support you in your dreams.

Good luck!

Have Your Say

Got any good advice for Gigalith? Leave your comment below!

Thanks,

Dear Dish it

Related Stories
132 Comments

related stories

Want to be like Mike... or Tiger or Ronaldo? Find out how to turn your love of t...
Imagine auditioning for a Harry Potter movie or the next big action flick with Vin Diesel? Open c...
Imagine a job where you tour with *NSYNC and watch other pop stars audition. Before you apply, kn...
F1021403009937

Fame - What Would Bug U the Most?

  • Having people know about my love life.
  • People watchin' me while I eat.
  • Takin' my pic on a bad hair day.
  • Nothin', I'm an attention freak. I'd love it all!

Latest Videos

Dear Dish-It In The Forums

amazing234
amazing234 posted in Friends:
so as i , i wish i cloud be in africa  so that i can be with my friend
reply about 19 hours
priscilakg
priscilakg posted in Style:
I like to wear pants because they are more comfortable and impossible to show your legs.  
reply 1 day
brunostar
brunostar posted in Friends:
this is kinda funny! I notice every time I dislike someone (mainly on here) we end up being friends in the end!
reply 2 days
katnisseverdeen124
My friends and I sometimes fight but sooner or later i get along better and better so some people want to become my friends even if i do not like them i am kind to them. SO comment to me if you ae having problems and i will help.
reply 2 days
LogicGirl
My aunt is a sort-of scientist and she never gets stoned, but she does smoke marajuana and I am worried as it is illegal here, and apparently it messes up your intellectual abilities.
reply 3 days