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How to Deal with Parents
Hi guys (and girls)....
When you're a teenager or even a young adult, parents will get on your nerves. They don't listen to you when you talk, they think that they know everything about you and your future, and generally, it's incredibly annoying. You want to pull out your hair or scream and shout. Well here are some ideas on how to deal with it.
1. Arguing with parents.
Yeah it happens. Whether it be about Friday night plans for a party or the fact that you made a mistake with the laundry. Most of the time when I'm in trouble, it's because I didn't think and they made a huge bloody deal about it. Parents will overreact, but that doesn't mean that it is okay to throw a fit. Be mature about your actions. It may seem tempting to try and make excuses but it never works. They sniff out lies and bad excuses like they were born with it. If you make a mistake, own up to it. They'll be much more pleased with that.
2. When Parents Argue
This is usually awful. Mom and Dad fight and suddenly it's WW3. You can't pick a side and you tiptoe around just about every subject. Men are insensitive and women are Overbearing. It sucks, but there is nothing you can do about. I tend to barricade myself in my room until it's over but if you have younger siblings, like 8 and down. They are your first priority. Make sure they know that it does end and it is in no way their fault. Otherwise stay out of their way, no complaining until it's over, hold your tongue.
3. Sweat the Small Stuff
Keep your grades up. Go in for tutoring. Don't get into trouble at school. Be the model student, at least in public. Don't complain about unloading the dishwasher or folding towels. It pisses parents off to no end and you look like an ungrateful little sh*t. Chores suck but get over it. You will have to do them for the rest of your life. Plus being the good kid gets you brownie points. I am a straight A student and I do all the damn chores and guess what, no curfew. As long as I come home and don't get arrested I'm golden.
4. When Parents Insist on Communication
Parents seem to have this need to talk to you. Humor them. Don't ignore them, it's rude and it only creates problems. Tell them about your day if they ask, even if it's just a general overview. Ask about theirs, they'll love to talk about it. If you don't talk to them for long enough (This has genuinely happened to me) they will stage an intervention. Talk to them, because you want to avoid this at all costs. If you have to, ask about their youth, even if you don't care.
5. When Parents don't get you
Trust me I know how this feels. They want to run your life and plan all of it. They think they know everything and don't even consider your thoughts. They won't listen or if they do, it's in one ear and out the other. Take their advice or don't. My advice: this is your future. You can't let them plan it for you. If you want to be a stripper, go right on ahead. If you want to go to college outta state, go.
If you feel unwanted or alone, talk to someone or have a cry and break down. It helps immensely.
There will always be problems, there will always be solutions. But this is your world, your thoughts, your head. Your life is yours and they can't live it for you. If you want to be treated like an adult, act mature, take up a job or some extra chores. Be careful, blood is thicker than water and you only get one set of biological parents.