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Dear Dish-It, I Just Want More Freedom (pg. 2)

Dear Nae,

I know it feels like you're the only kid whose parents are being unreasonable but the reality is that everyone's 'rents drive them crazy at some point. Whether it's being over-protective, being distant or just plain unreasonable - parents definitely aren't always the perfect people we'd like them to be. So what can you do about the dilemma you find yourself in? Well, first, you need to have a chat with the 'rents. While they may not be ready to do a complete 360� on the way they treat you, you may be able to turn them around a little bit.

Sit them down (without your younger sibs around,) and explain why you think you deserve a bit more freedom. Have you been maintaining your grades? Do you come home on time on a regular basis? It might take you pointing out all the reasons your mom and dad can trust you for them to realize that you're no longer a little kid. I think your parents are probably aware of what a great, responsible, mature person you are but they aren't ready to risk losing that person. And, if you're bummed about missing your chance to do drugs with your friends, then it's clear that they have reason to worry. Opening up to the 'rents - even though it's really hard - will show them that you are serious about this. But, if they agree with you and give you more freedom, then it's time to start thinking seriously about how you use it. Good Luck!

So gotta burnin' question? Need some love directions? Thinking about stuff like teen suicide, depression, sex, low self-esteem, boyfriends, girlfriends, losing old friends, bullying or peer pressure but are too scared to ask the 'rents? Don't be scared to .

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    AimeeJury
    AimeeJury posted in Style:
    i'm ginger sadly i had brown hair when i was born though
    reply about 10 hours
    6thBeatle
    6thBeatle posted in Style:
    Black. I'm a Filipino.
    reply about 11 hours
    6thBeatle
    Don't worry too, you'll grow up too and live on your own, I noticed that my aunt is unfair to children (except to her child) and I can't wait to be an adult (she's afraid to adults). And when you grow up, don't make revenge to your parents, I know that you still love them. Trust me, things would get worse if you make revenge.
    reply about 11 hours
    6thBeatle
    I understand you, but those things are worse than my experience. I am a very lonely nerd and I don't have friends. When my mom goes to work she leaves me with my unfair aunt. My aunt is so unfair, she always blames me and ignores my explanations, she always defends my 5 year old cousin even though she's wrong. She's so unfair I wanted to drink bleach or hang myself but I realized that there are more people who love me. When I was months old or maybe 1 year old my dad broke up with my mom because our family doesn't like him because he hurts my mom physically, called my grandpa a liar even though my dad knows how honest he is, and he always blamed things on me when I was a baby. I met him a month ago (maybe), and we were supposed to talk about important thing like if why he left me and other stuff like that, but instead he boasted about being the best pilot in the airport, he did nothing but boast. I never want to meet him again. My problem with my mom is that she hurts me horribly like jumping on my back, and she says hurtful things like she wanted me to die and that she loves her boyfriend (who is a jerk) more than me. I have to admit, I'm the one who started the mess, but that's no way to discipline your child. I apologized to her, but she is still pulling my hair. After we relaxed for about 40 minutes, she apologized. That's it, but my mom is really hard working and is very patient to me (but when it's too much, she gets crazy). There's always a good side of someone. I hope that there are more of your relatives and friends who love you, my advice is to write a letter to your parents, and if it didn't work well, you could always talk to the guidance in your school or your teacher, that's the only one I could think of.
    reply about 11 hours
    QveenAvi
    QveenAvi posted in Family Issues:
    The way they are doing it is wrong,however it sounds like your parents really love you and really want the best for you. they have faith in you. when you get a 3 if they know that you can get a 4 so they address you want it. not that they don't love you.Your parents were the ones who raised you and introduced you to this life so you should always respect them and think them as your god.
    reply about 21 hours