8 Things You’re Doing Wrong That Are Making Your Parents More Strict

Growing up with strict parents is a struggle you only understand if you’ve been there. My parents were super strict in high school. I wasn’t allowed to do anything, and we were constantly fighting. The first few years of my teenage life were spent screaming at my parents and then crying in my room by myself. For lack of a better phrasing that adequately describes the situation, it really sucked.

It was easy to blame everything on my parents being strict and not understanding me, so I did that. But looking back, I was doing things that were wrong too. Some of my actions were likely making my parents act even more strict. Some of the things I did were just making my life harder! I learned from my mistakes, and now I have a great relationship with my parents, but I wish I knew this stuff before. So, if you’re dealing with strict parents and you don’t know what to do, please read this. Consider changing your behavior. Try it! Then tell me about it. Here are 8 things you’re doing wrong that are making your parents more strict: 

Which of these mistakes have you made? What do you disagree with? What did I forget? Tell me in the comments.

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  • Hannah

    True some of these tips may work sometimes parents are strict not because you do things that make them strict but because that’s just the way they are.

    • Sarah Yu

      I agree! These tips may help, but parents aren’t perfect and it’s not always our fault for the way that they act or the way they are. If they don’t work for you, don’t panic, because there are a lot of parents out there who are strict by nature and also because they’re overprotective, which is a whole other level of being strict. Though this can be a helpful article, let’s stop thinking that it’s always our fault for the way they behave and act because it’s not. Sometimes, we can’t do anything to change their mind or their ways. The one thing I do agree on is that everything should be said and done in a mature manner. BUT if that doesn’t work and your parents refuse to change their ways, that’s on them, not you. I love my parents but they are not perfect and they’re not always right. You should write a piece on how to deal when your parents are being strict or mad at you for no reason. Now that will be useful for anyone of any age.