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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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    rainbowpoptart
    Yes, purely for the fact that you should not "hate" your sister (or anyone, for that matter).  I'm guessing by "get in trouble for her", you mean she does something wrong and the blame is all put on you? Yeah, little siblings tend to do that a lot. My brother did for the longest time, until my parents found out how much a liar he is. She, hopefully, will grow out of this eventually. Either that, or your parent[s]/guardian[s] will eventually see through her. You lose your friends to her? By this do you mean your friends want to hang out with her and they want you to tag along and you don't? Or do you mean your friends chose your sister over you? If it's the latter, then perhaps you shouldn't have ever referred to those people as friends. You'll find friends who'll prefer you over your sister, I'm sure of it. The only thing I can tell you to do is try to get along with your sister. Every group of siblings has their cats and dogs moment in life, but they grow out of it (most of the time; there are, of course, circumstances where it doesn't work out that way). Please be grateful for your sister, even if you two fight a lot. You never know how much you need something until it's gone.
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    liddielover
    i hate my little sister because i get introuble for her and lose my friends to her.is that wrong?
    reply about 11 hours
    skylar245
    skylar245 posted in Friends:
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote: "skylar245" wrote: Teacher said to wait for the Bus Driver and the counselor, she just talks to me and doesn't tell The Princible Then maybe try telling the principal yourself, and you should also report that the driver, teacher, and counselor haven't done anything to help you. If that fails, tell another trusted adult, like your mother. I'm sure someone you're close to would do their best to get justice. This is a major problem and it's a shame no one's done anything to help. ​No one listens to me anyway but my friends
    reply 2 days
    rainbowpoptart
    rainbowpoptart posted in Friends:
    "skylar245" wrote:Teacher said to wait for the Bus Driver and the counselor, she just talks to me and doesn't tell The Princible Then maybe try telling the principal yourself, and you should also report that the driver, teacher, and counselor haven't done anything to help you. If that fails, tell another trusted adult, like your mother. I'm sure someone you're close to would do their best to get justice. This is a major problem and it's a shame no one's done anything to help.
    reply 2 days
    skylar245
    skylar245 posted in Friends:
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote: "skylar245" wrote: My bus driver does NOTHING about it EVEN IF HE SEE'S IT! he only wrote the two girls up but not the girl that hit me Then report them to a teacher or the school counselor. Behaviour like that is not acceptable in the slightest. ​Teacher said to wait for the Bus Driver and the counselor, she just talks to me and doesn't tell The Princible
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