Having parents is like having a third best friend you can trust, right? Except for it’s not always like that. Having parents sometimes feels more like a prison sentence than an actual parent-child relationship. Parents don’t understand you and your weird quirks, they never let you do the things you want to, they keep asking about your love life (and why are all their friends from Tinder single as well?) and they don’t even allow you to have that pet iguana as you had planned last Christmas. Why are parents so annoying? Do they think this is what’s best for us? Or maybe, just maybe, we are so annoying to them as well and it’s just a vicious cycle of mutual annoyance and mistrust? Well, whatever it is, here are some of the most common struggles that almost every kid with parents in the world right now can relate to
Why Do My Parents Never Listen To Me?
Because they aren’t your slaves. If you come up with something that’s not just plain wrong and you try to make them see that, they won’t listen. That’s why it hurts so much when they don’t listen. Because you know that if your thinking is misplaced, your mother and father will teach you the right way, but if it isn’t, all they can do is listen to you, if that is what you want.
Having To Clean Your Room
- It’s not like you’re a slob or anything, but there’s always something that needs to be done in your room. It could be cleaning out the dust bunnies, reorganizing your bookshelves, or just straight up throwing away all the stuff you don’t need anymore. But no matter what it is, it always has to be done. And when it comes to your room, you are the boss. You can do whatever you want and when you are done with whatever it is that needs to be done in there, you can leave and let them clean up after themselves.
- You know how they say “kids these days have no respect for their elders?” Well, they are right! All of them! They think they know everything and they don’t listen to their parents at all! They go out at night without telling anyone where they are going and when they come back, they are all tired and sleepy and they just want to go to bed right away. And you know what? You don’t want them to go to bed right away either! You want them to hang out with you and your friends until the sun comes up! But no, they are tired and they just want to go to bed. But you can’t make them stay up until midnight because of some stupid curfew!
- Do you know how much allowance you get every week? Well, it depends on how old you are, but generally speaking, it is something around $50 or $100 per week. And this money is yours for spending on whatever you want (as long they go to bed!
- You know how mom and dad say that it’s your responsibility to take care of the house and the yard? Well, it’s not really. It’s their responsibility! They should be doing all of that stuff, not you. And when they don’t do it, you just have to do it for them. You can’t just leave them alone with all that stuff! You have to make sure they are okay and clean up after them!
- You know how they say “kids these days have no respect for their elders?” Well, they are right! All of them! They think they know everything and they don’t listen to their parents at all! They go out at night without telling anyone where they are going and when they come back, they are all tired and sleepy and just want to go to bed
Being Told What To Wear.
- You know how it is when you have a pet iguana and you want to take it out for a walk? You can’t take it out for a walk because it might get lost or hurt itself on something in the woods or something, but that doesn’t stop you from wanting to take it out for a walk. But no matter how many times you ask them, they just never let you take it out for a walk. They always say “no, we need to clean our room first!” or “we need to do our homework first!” or “we need to do the dishes first!” And when that happens, all of your friends are going to think that your parents are jerks who don’t let their kids the sun comes up.
- Why do you have to be so annoying? Why can’t you just listen for once? Why do you have to keep asking questions that have been answered a hundred times before? Why do you need constant reassurance that everything is okay, even though it’s not? Why can’t you just accept things as they are and stop trying so hard? Is it that important for your parents that everything is perfect in your life or is it something else entirely?
- You want to go out with your friends but your parents don’t want you to go out. They think that it’s not safe for you to be out there by yourself, but you know better than them. Do you know what is dangerous? Being in your room, being bored, and playing on your phone all day long! But no, they don’t listen to you either! They just keep telling you that if something happens, they will be there for you and that nothing bad will happen if you are with them. But what if something does happen? What if someone tries to hurt or kill one of your friends? Then what? They won’t be there for them! And then what happens when one of them gets hurt or killed? Will they be there for them then too?
- Your parents think they know everything, but they don’t! They just don’t want to admit it. They think that you are too young to understand certain things and that you should just trust them. But there is no reason for you to trust them! You can always ask them about things and if they don’t know the answer, they will find out for you. And when they do find out, they will tell you everything that happened and why it happened. And when your friends ask about something, your parents will tell them the same thing that happened to you and how it went down. It’s like a big family secret club where everyone knows everything but no one cares to share what they know with anyone else.
- You are not a baby anymore! You can go out of the house without telling your parents where you are going or what time you will be back home again! And you know what? You don’t want them to stay up all night either! You want them to go to sleep and wake up fresh and ready for the day. But no, they are tired and they just want to go to bed.
Your Parents Don’t Understand The Internet Or Its Importance Of It.
1. Your internet and online privacy is something that your parents don’t want to hear about. They don’t want you to have privacy online. They want full access to everything that you do online. They don’t understand how important it is to have some level of privacy online.
2. They don’t understand how the internet can be used to empower you and help you grow as a person. They don’t understand how it can be used to make friends and meet new people. They just see it as a place where you can go to be bullied and meet people who want to do bad stuff to you.
3. They don’t see the potential of the internet. They don’t see how it can be used to make the world a better place. They just see the potential for destruction and they want to do everything in their power to prevent that. Your parents don’t trust you to be with other people.
4. They don’t trust you to go to the movies with friends by yourself. They don’t trust you to go inside a party without a parent looking over your shoulder. They don’t even trust you to go on a sleepover without being accompanied by your parents. You’re a kid who doesn’t know anything about the world, how can you be trusted to do everything an adult can do? If your parents were supposed to be your friends, then they wouldn’t be so uptight about everything. They wouldn’t be so concerned with every single thing that happens to you.
Having parents is like having a third best friend you can trust, right? Except for it’s not always like that. Having parents sometimes feels more like a prison sentence than an actual parent-child relationship. Parents don’t understand you and your weird quirks, they never let you do the things you want to, they keep asking about your love life (and why are all their friends from Tinder single as well?) and they don’t even allow you to have that pet iguana as you had planned last Christmas. Well, whatever it is, here are some of the most common struggles that almost every kid with parents in the world right now can relate to.