Does anyone else have mega overprotective parents? All of a sudden my Dad has been soooo overprotective…. I have noo idea why. One time when I told him I ran on a treadmill at my friend’s house he gave me a looong lecture on the danger of treadmills. Just this morning my sister was being a jerk to me, so I [jokingly, DUH] announced that I was placing myself up for adoption, and my Dad freaked out and said how good I had it. :| I was JOKING. And if I want to go out with friends past like 7 o’clock he’ll ask about the people I’m going with even if he KNOWS them. And he said he’s thinking about letting me go to see the PG-13 movie Rock of Ages. IT’S PG13!!!! I’m 15!!!!! D:<
Don’t get me wrong, I love him to DEATH he is the best dad ever, but if anyone else has an overprotective parent…. how do I deal with this?!?! And it’s all of a sudden, is it something I did??
My parents are SUPER overprotective too
Especial that i am an only child. . . Im 15 and they still bring me to almost everywhere they go and hardly allow me to go out with friends
Its pretty annoying
But their loosening up a bit (thankfully xD)
My advice is show your dad your responsible (atleast just in front of him) im sure he will loosen up when he sees u can be trusted :))
^or do what he said :)
Felling your pain. I am 15 too, I just wanted to go see amovie with aguy friend ( we have been friends for a while) And, well, that idea was squashed quickly.
To deal with it? Honestly I have just tried my best to not do anything I know they would give me a long lecture about.Keep them ahppy, They might just be having a bad week at work or somthing, it could all just blow over :) Otherwise just reconginse that thier only trying to protect you ( cheesy eh?) Ohh and dint fight with them! Trust me, you wont win :)
Here is what I tell my 11 year old when she accuses me of being overprotective….My fellow parents and I remember what WE used to do at your age, and if you add in the things that didn’t exist when we were teenagers…panic ensues. Good parents care what their kids are up to. I always say that if my daughter doesn’t complain or say she hates me at least once a week, then I’m not doing it right. ;-D
*LOL* If only I knew then what I know now….ALL teens think their parents are overprotective and unreasonable. Of course I remember feeling that way (it wasn’t THAT long ago that I was a teenager), but now that I’m an adult I’m grateful that my parents were strict about some things. I’ve worked hard to teach my kids that play is the reward for meeting your responsibilities, and the younger you learn it the better. Like I said….good parents are concerned about what their kids are up to. Do some overdo it a bit? Sure….you can’t protect kids from everything bad in the world, and you have to let people make their own mistakes, otherwise they never learn from them.
Looking back, my parents were probably right to put their foot down about most of the people they did, as the majority of them haven’t turned out well. I always thought that was the lamest thing about my parents; they constantly said “You’re judged by the people you keep company with”. I always hated that, but came to realize that whether that was fair or not, they were right.