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It obviously sucks to be punished for a sibling's bad choices. But you might also want to point out to your dad that he has created a fire hazard. If your family is renting, that might actually be a serious violation of your lease agreement. And if your family owns the place, he may have just voided your home owner's insurance. (unless he removes the bolts before anyone finds out).

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Seriously guys? EVERYTHING is wrong with this situation. Not only did he punish the sibling that did nothing wrong, locking your daughter in her room because you're afraid she'll have sex is fucked up to begin with. Rapunzel was NOT meant to be a parenting manual, for heaven's sake.

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Some parents aren't great parents, just cause it seems "necessary" to them, doesn't make it right. She's complaining about this because she's being punished for another person's mistakes. Her sister was the one that snuck out, as far as we know the OP hasn't done this. Until the day that she actually breaks this rule, she shouldn't be punished with a sealed window for it. The dad is taking away his trust before OP even got the chance to prove she wasn't like her sister. Imagine if you were punished for another person's wrongdoings like this, wouldn't feel great, would it? I had one of these overprotective fathers too, and although he never sealed windows or anything, they are very annoying and aggravating. By doing this, you're just hiding and "protecting" your daughter from the world, instead of teaching them how to actually live in it. You're also showing 1)you're not confident enough in your own parenting to know you raised your daughter to be responsible. 2)you have no confidence or trust in your daughter to make good decisions and have a good judge of character when it comes to boys and other people, which makes or seem like you didn't teach her these things either. And 3)girls are not dainty little flowers that need to be protected from the world and the "terrible" boys in it. We aren't children, and the majority of boys aren't bad. It's incredibly demeaning and insulting, and coming from a girl with an overprotective father, it just serves to push your daughter away from you.

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He doesn't have a good reason. I could be wrong but from my friends out of state, in Texas sex is even more taboo and parents are more are more worried about their daughters having sex than sons. My parents were some what like this but not that extreme, but unfortunately I was the crazy rebellious teen. Most my parents would do was hide all of the keys and my phone and sleep near the front door. Texas has the highest case of teenage pregnancy because the schools as well as the parents don't teach their kids about safe sex but more so that sex is bad, which results in a lot of rebellious teens.

It obviously sucks to be punished for a sibling's bad choices. But you might also want to point out to your dad that he has created a fire hazard. If your family is renting, that might actually be a serious violation of your lease agreement. And if your family owns the place, he may have just voided your home owner's insurance. (unless he removes the bolts before anyone finds out).

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Ehh your dad sounds kind of crazy..and not in a good way! Try to talk to him or write him a letter if he doesnt listen. He has to understand that locking you up doesnt solve anything, open communication and honesty is the way to go. If someone wants to meet boys, party etc. they will always find a way no matter how bolted shut their windows are

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For instance, by sneaking out the front door. When that doesn't work, simply not coming home after school will work. If you get yelled at, simply stop telling your parents where you go completely and sleep over at a friend's house. Naturally, I'm not certain that would happen but it seems like a possible scenario. Not sure how Dad would feel about his decision in hindsight.

Tell your dad that it is too late, and that he just locked a boy in your room along with you ... when he asks where, just smile and walk away. He will ruin his entire day looking for said boy!

Are you still able to open the windows a little? If not you might want to wait 2 weeks or so, then release a big foul smell in your room. Assuming he doesn't want to stink the whole house, your dad will unbolt the windows. Repeat that a few times so he becomes tried of rebolting the windows.

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