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I want to go on a walk. - April 8th 2009, 07:36 PM

Right now I feel really stressed out and sad, and because of that I feel claustrophobic, in a sense. I want to go outside and take a walk around my neighboorhood. I'm sixteen, and my mom says it's too dangerous for me to be walking around by myself. The two streets we live in are busier than most suburban streets but are generally quiet. My dad's shop and my grandparents are down the street, and my mom's friend lives down a street parallel to ours. All I wanted to do was walk that area. She thinks it's too dangerous right now. I'm really upset that I'm once again stuck in my room. How do I convince her that I'll be fine? (I have a phone too.)

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Re: I want to go on a walk. - April 8th 2009, 07:38 PM

Have you tried telling her why you want to go on for a walk?? maybe if you tell her your reasoning she will understand. Or do you have a friend that lives near by so that you can walk together and perhaps talk? maybe ur mom would feel more comfortable if you were with someone. I can understand her concern and your desire to get out of the house.




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Re: I want to go on a walk. - April 9th 2009, 12:20 AM

I love doing that, just going for a walk really helps me clear my head and it makes me feel so much better.
Just talk to your mum, and explain, maybe she will change her mind =]

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Re: I want to go on a walk. - April 9th 2009, 12:28 AM

I do that all the time too, it's a great way to relax and clear my head.
My mom didn't want me walking around by myself either at first. I told her that I would call and check in every 10 mins or so, so she wouldn't worry so much. Do you have a dog? If so you could bring it with you. And I agree with what's already been said. Maybe explain to her why you want to talk a walk, she might be more willing to let you go.

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Re: I want to go on a walk. - April 9th 2009, 12:29 AM

Hey Becca,

Have you tried asking if you could go for a walk with a friend? That might settle her down and take away her concerns. Parents always seem to like it when their kids stick in a group. That would give you someone to talk over your feelings with if you felt like it too. I think it would be a good idea if you asked your mom what she thought about that.

I think that depending on the time of day, your mom may have a right to be worried. If it's nighttime, I'd say it's completely understandable. But if it's in daylight and there are people around, I'm not sure why she's so worried about it.


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Re: I want to go on a walk. - April 9th 2009, 12:38 AM

Hey Becca.

Like Nat said, if your mom wasn't allowing you to take a walk some time during nighttime, then I think it's completely understandable that she wouldn't allow you to. But if it was during daylight, then I honestly am not sure why she wouldn't allow you to go. Maybe she feels a bit uncomfortable with you walking on busy roads? Or maybe she simply wanted you home at the time being. I suppose that I would suggest having a talk with her, let her know that you are safe and can be trusted. I also think that it might be a good idea to take someone with you if you can, and if she will allow you. I know that sometimes it's nice to take walks alone by yourself, though, and I would suggest talking to her and making sure that she can trust you by keeping yourself safe.

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Re: I want to go on a walk. - April 9th 2009, 01:52 AM

Aw I love going for walks at night. I'd go with you :-p. For a male to walk at night it's pretty safe, but for a possibly attractive girl to be walking about alone at night is probably not safe.

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