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Overprotective Mum? - November 4th 2018, 04:15 PM

[FONT=""][COLOR=""][SIZE=""]Hello, Iím 13 and am currently living with my mum. I feel as if my mums not letting me grow up. Im not allowed out the house alone even with my friends even though we live in quite a safe area and I wouldnít be going out after dark. Iím not allowed social media. My mum chooses ALL my clothes and doesnít regard my age. She buys stuff for me that would be a whole lot more suitable for an eight year old. Iíve only just been allowed to walk home alone even tho I live super close to my school. When I do get older and itís time for me to leave the house if feel as if I wonít be allowed to go. When I grow up I want to get a good job (animal-related) and then find a way to travel the world, but I doubt sheíd let me go. Iím a responsible person. I love my mum but I really want a bit more independence. I am an only child so that could be a little bit to be the reason but still you get what I mean. Maybe Iím just overreacting but I donít think I am. Thank you x[/SIZE][/COLOR][/FONT]
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Re: Overprotective Mum? - November 5th 2018, 11:16 PM

Perhaps sitting down with her and discussing the issue will help. Catch her at a good time, and talk to her about becoming more responsible. Let her know about your dream to travel and your fear of her not allowing it. Tell her, you're willing to take an extra step to explore your interests while having her support you throughout.
Hopefully, she'll be more open about why and may come to a compromise. Try to avoid any argument.

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Re: Overprotective Mum? - November 7th 2018, 10:34 PM

Doglover2 is right, all you have to do is to talk about it. It is okay to open up to your parents considering the fact that you are an only child. I guess she's just being protective and it is somehow normal. Maybe you can tell her what you want, and that you will not do any silly things to disappoint her or make her sad. Keep us posted once you have managed to talk to her about this matter.
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