Do your parents still

@sabrinam (1204)
United States
November 6, 2006 1:49pm CST
tell you what to do even though you're grown? What do you do about it?
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• United States
6 Nov 06
My mother is 76 and we children range from 53 to 42. She still tries to run all of our households if she can. We just tell her this is my household worry about yours. That puts a stop to it for a while. God Bless
@sabrinam (1204)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Bless you, I know a lot of people who are afraid to say something. I'm not either though! LOL.
@terriann (4458)
• United States
6 Nov 06
They try too.
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@sabrinam (1204)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Does it drive you crazy? It does me. :) +
@srhelmer (6947)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
6 Nov 06
They try and I do listen to some of their advice. I ignore the rest.
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@sabrinam (1204)
• United States
6 Nov 06
My dad is a very bossy man, and he's one of those who gets pushy about what he thinks his daughters should be doing with their lives. So annoying. :)
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• United States
6 Nov 06
Although I live on my own, my parents do try and tell me what I should be doing with my life etc... At first I accept this as constructive criticism but as it goes on I get annoyed and put a stop to it by telling them that I make my own decisions. On the other hand, I do feel compelled to tell THEM how to do things from time to time which is another interesting side effect of being grown. They seem to have a similar reaction to me.
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@lcordil (65)
• Canada
6 Nov 06
I find that my parents still'suggest" options for me and my family (even though I am 40) I appreciate their advice, though don't always agree with them? Older people ahve lots of experience, and life knowledge, I wouldn't discount their opinions just because they are your parents...and thats at any age! Parents express their opinion because they care about you...not generally to be bossy!
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• United States
6 Nov 06
Im an adult and been married expecting my first child, and my parents mostly my mom, still trys to tell me what to do. Its not so much bossing me around as it is persuading me to do what SHE thinks is right..Somestimes shes right and I will listen..most of the time tho, I really prefer to make my own decisions, but I make it clear that Im an adult and it is my life. Shes not pushy about it.
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@helper1 (765)
• Canada
12 Nov 06
No I don't talk to my parents! And even if I did, I would tell them where to go if they did!
@sabrinam (1204)
• United States
12 Nov 06
I understand that, my dad has a way of talking trash about family when they're not around and I seem to be the only one who argues and talks about the good points of those very same people he's talking trash about, the crazy thing is it's mostly people he doesn't even know that well that he talks about.
• United States
6 Nov 06
My mother tries to tell me what to do...especially when it comes to my kids. This is a good question and I think we probably all get aggravated buy our parent’s uninvited advice, but really how many of us also still rely especially on Mom for advice? I know that I do, so I try to take the good with the bad. I have also come to the realization that my mother is older than me and the chance of her changing her ways is pretty slim, so I listen and then shrug it off.