Hey everyone! My name is Autumn Frances. I’m 15 years old and I’m here to talk to you about pestering parents. You see, as we grow up, it seems as if our parents become harder and harder to manage. They always want to know where we are going, who we hang out with, and everything in between! My parents are nowhere near an exception! In fact, I’ve been told by my friends that my parents are the strictest out there. So here are some simple tips on how to deal with these precarious situations.
How to get yourself out of trouble
You see, there is really only one way to avoid getting in trouble with the ‘rents, and this is by simply avoiding any and all problematic circumstances. By this I mean, if you’re doing something you know you shouldn’t, just stop, and back away.
How to avoid arguments
A quick and easy fix to any quarrel would be to just back down. For some (including myself), this is one of the hardest tips to master. This is because the kids always think they’re right! Occasionally, this just happens to be the case, but most of the time the parents have a good point. When fighting, just accept it and move on.
Always be honest
When dealing with your parents, it’s always important that you always tell the truth. By this I mean, when they ask for the full story, never leave out any details. Usually when you leave out a detail, it always comes back around to bite you in the butt. If you tell the truth the first time around, it prevents more problems from occurring.
Find activities you like to do together
Although I don’t have much in common with my stepdad, we both enjoy being outdoors. We go hiking together all the time! We get our backpacks and water bottles and head out for the day. This gives us the chance to open up to one another and enjoy each other’s company.
Randomly do chores around the house
This last tip may be a bit hard to swallow, but whenever you are getting into a little tiff, just go around the house and see what needs to be done. When I notice my parents are particularly annoyed, I run over to the kitchen and start washing the dishes. This not only gives them less work to do, but it also lets them know you are there for them.
I hope these simple tips help you and your parents out.