Kw-logo-smaller

Dear Dish-It, My Parents Just Won't Listen! (pg. 2)

Advice for teens about arguing with your parents.
Advice for Teens About Parents

Dear I want long hair and ferie27,

Both of you are faced with a similar dilemma. You're growing up and wanting to show the world exactly who you are but the 'rents are convinced they know who you are better than you do. Although it happens to everyone out there, it always feels like you're the only one dealing with an unreasonable mom or dad. What both of you need to do, is sit down with your Mom and Dad and let them know how you feel. Start it off casual and try not to take the offensive right away. If you present your case about the clothes you really want to wear or the hairstyle you are dying to sport in a mature and logical fashion, the 'rents will have a lot less reason to jump down your throat. Make it sort of fun by drawing up charts or making a presentation on your computer.


Hopefully once the 'rents have seen how serious you are about these topics, they'll be ready to sit down and work out a compromise. Just remember that it's good to let them know how you feel, but ultimately they do have the last word. Hang in there though - only a few more years before you can have whatever hairstyle you want and choose what you do in school. There is a light at the end of the tunnel!


So, ya gotta burnin' question? Need some love directions? Thinkin' 'bout stuff like depression, sex,how ya feel 'bout YOURSELF (that's called "self-esteem"), boyfriends, girlfriends, losin' old friends, bullyin' or peer pressure, but too scared to ask the parents? Don't be scared to .


Related Stories:

  • Dear Dish-It - My Mom Won't Let Me Dye My Hair
  • Dear Dish-It - My Dad's Yelling Scares Me
  • Dear Dish-It - My Parents Are the Worst!
  • More Great Advice from Dish-It!
  • readers voted!

    Comments

    linkofhyrule

    linkofhyrule wrote:

    ShantiDances: totally agree
    commented: Tue Aug 26, 2014

    linkofhyrule

    linkofhyrule wrote:

    sounds like mine too don't ever sit down with them and talk. it makes them see it as a big deal. just say it casually, as if you want it badly, like its never been given to you just know freedom is so free its hard to buy
    commented: Tue Aug 26, 2014

    John-Thatwassoweird
    @jordand08 I totally agree. Cool
    commented: Sat May 03, 2014

    there are 33 more comments

    Please login or register to add comments


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like it!

    latest videos

    F1121296781296

    Do You Get Along With Your Family?

    • Yeah, we're totally tight.
    • We get along well, but sometimes they're annoying.
    • I try to avoid them as much as possible.
    • No, I can't stand my family.

    related stories

    I am a 14 year-old guy and I feel I can make my own decisions. I have had long hair ever since 7t...

    Dear Dish-It in the forums

    Idaa
    Idaa posted in Friends:
    She's so sweet and she's always there for me no matter what. We think exactly the same things! We are just perf together
    reply 21 minutes
    AquaBubblez
    "1Dfangirl28" wrote:I love my sister but she is sooooo annoying. She is really mean to me sometimes and when we fight I am the one who gets in trouble. She is 15 so she is older than me and thinks she is the boss of me and sometimes she pulls my hair or hits me. Does anyone else have annoying siblings? Well I am the same as well. Just ingore her and when she is mean to you don't fight back go tell your mum or dad. 
    reply about 7 hours
    ows_ali123
    ows_ali123 posted in Style:
    pant, shirt nd jacket
    reply about 11 hours
    illeanaz
    illeanaz posted in Style:
    white top with 'I LOVE VINTAGE STYLE' written across and blue skinnies
    reply about 12 hours
    arthi
    arthi posted in Friends:
    "Kirsteeeeen" wrote:I can't say I dislike or hate anyone at school.Everyone is different and I try not to judge anyone I encounter that I don't get along with. You never really know how they feel or why they act the way they do. I am totally with Kirsten and just like her there is no one that I particularly hate or anything and f they do something that you hate there may be a reason behind it and we can't judge them on that :3
    reply about 12 hours

    play online games

    Goodgameempire-thumb

    Goodgame Empire is a great strategy title by Goodgame Studios. Build your own ca...

    Dragon-dash-thumb-image

    Your dragon must return to guard the treasure! Help it gather lost coins and avo...

    Blobthrower-thumb

    Shoot blobs with different properties to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be r...

    Candy-cash-thumb

    Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    _thumb_100x100

    Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

    Frostbox_100x100

    Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...

    Plinga-pet

    Join the pet-pampering party with your own customized critter!