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Sunday, 29 May 2011

I Want More Freedom!

Written by  Erin Donovan

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QI am 13 years old and I was wondering what I could do about having more freedom in my home. When I ask my mom about this, she says the parent is always suppose to win fights. So what do I do? I would like more freedoms and also to have a better relationship with my mom and step dad.

AA good way to start off is by doing as much around the house to help your mom and step-dad out as you can. Many parents (including mine) feel overwhelmed and feel like their kids aren't doing much of anything around the house to help out. So, for instance, if you see the dishes need putting away don't wait for someone to tell you or ask you to do it, just do it. Sometimes when parents see that you are taking on more responsibilities they'll be more likely to trust you.

And maybe if your mom doesn't have so much to do, she'll have a little more time to relax and be in a better mood for you to talk to her.

Tell her that you'd like a better relationship with her and your step-dad, and you'd like to know what you need to do to gain more of her trust and freedom.

I hope that this helps.

-Erin-

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Erin Donovan

Erin Donovan

Erin Donovan's contributions were written in the year before she began college, at which time she was WholeFamily's Senior Teen Advisor.

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