why do my parents try to control my life?

@plddre79 (161)
United States
May 17, 2009 1:15pm CST
why may parents try to keep control against their children's wishes? how can youths gain greater control of their lives? good questions, looking for good answers.
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@mhethess (380)
• Philippines
17 May 09
Hi plddre, You are lucky you have your parents and they control your life. Let us change the term control into the word concern, Parents are created to love and care for their children. They will not do anything that harms their children, they all want what is best for their children, so don't think that parents are the antgonist they just love their children. If your present role is as a child be a good and obedient child a God fearing cild, if you are a parent be a God fearing parent. Thanks can you add me as your friend?
• United States
17 May 09
Parents often try to keep control simply because they know more than their children. As mature as a kid thinks they are at 14,15 or 16 years old, it's generally a safe bet that their parents know better. When I was younger, I used to hate that my parents had rules I had to follow. But, the more I followed the rules, and didn't get in trouble, the more they relaxed them and eventually got rid of them altogether. So, to answer your second question, you can "gain greater control" by being responsible and proving that you can handle staying out later or whatever freedom that you may be asking for.
@angelsmummy (1700)
17 May 09
parents know best, they think of conseqences, you can gain trust by acting maturly which wilol then allow you to gain greater control over their lives
@orang13 (723)
• Philippines
17 May 09
They're doing it for the sake of their children. They are not like punishing or controlling in such hard ways but they have their own purpose of doing it so. Since they're old enough and have gotten to a lot of experienced in life, they have already seen and been through different scenarios that's why they're just keeping their children away from trouble and to never do the same mistakes again. Youths need patience, once they reach the mature age pretty sure their parents will not gonna interfere to them anymore, well only if they've been ask to.