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Old 07-12-2003, 05:40 PM   #1
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Angry Parents will not let me have any freedom!

Ok.... I am 16 going to the 11th grade this year! I just feel smothered! I am at the point where I want my own car & I just want my own money to buy things or whatever but they don't give me any privelages to anything!First off... I want to go looking for a job... I aksed this months ago plenty of times. They talk about we're going to find something.... but they never act on it & just sit around the house like a bump on a log!I asked them.... could we go finding something and they were like soon! How da** soon! Also... I want to take drivers ed lessons so I can get my learners, then later get my drivers license. I am hoping I can have my own car by my 12th grade year.They give me this boring talk about the dangers of driving which I already know.Also when I asked them about the job... they talk about are you ready to handle what they give you!? Well I never see if I don't HAVE A JOB FIRST!! They won't let me try things... they're so afraid of me messing things up.My parents are really homebodies and it's so boring.They're not exciting or anything.We're always here at the house on weekends.I can't even take the bus anywhere I want because they're afraid of something happening to me!I want to go out and have fun with my friends.I am so jealous of my friends because most of them have jobs,cars, their own cell phones & I have nothing!! Sheesh.... I'm tired of them holding me back!

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Old 07-12-2003, 08:14 PM   #2
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Hey, I was the same way. When I turned 18 my parents really started to give me freedom. now it probbly helps that I was never the trouble maker type, but now I have a job that I love, a truck that I really like, and even a girlfriend(now). I used to think that my parents were holding me back, now I realize that it is not them, it is mostly the diferences in opinions that cause the greatest barriers. your parents are just looking out for what their opinion thinks about you. give them a little while and they will eventually come around

Old 07-13-2003, 11:00 AM   #3
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May i suggest matricide?

Old 07-13-2003, 06:25 PM   #4
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Post can't really identify, with this. When I was 15 (as soon as I could) I got my drivers permit. I am 16 now, and I have a job, and still working on getting that driver's license, lol, and I'm almost done high school. My parents would never hold me back. the quicker I get my own life the better. Not because they want to get rid of me or anything, they love me to death, but they just want me to be able to take care of myself, and be independent enough to support myself. They don't want to be doing it until I am 25 or something. I am going to be turning 17 in a couple months, but still..I think your parents should give you more freedom..especially if you're responsible enough to handle it. good luck.
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Old 09-13-2003, 09:26 PM   #5
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Alex, you have described my EXACT situation. my parents never let me do ANYTHING. i also want a job so i can buy a car but its impossible to find one these days. i never do anything cause im sick of having them drive me places they treat me like im 12

Old 09-14-2003, 02:50 PM   #6
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Just go and get a job yourself, grap an aplication from somewhere fill it out and hand it in. Maybe just work a few nights a week and your parents might not be too up tight.

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