By over_protected - 18/01/2010 12:28 - Canada
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I'm with you OP..when I don't answer my phone my parents will call/text 10 times then start calling and texting any friends of mine they know and asking if I'm ok..I haven't lived with them for 4 years and I'm in my twenties. Did I mention all this was in like a 20 min time frame? Sigh..parents..FYL and FML
BIG difference between caring for your child...and refusing to let them live their own life. OP: Everytime I go out with friends, my parents demand that I call them every 2 hours to tell them what I'm doing. I've told my mom that it's not going to be like that when I go off to college and she said "We'll see." Like hell I'm going to call them every few hours to tell her "I'm walking to/from class/home".
my parents do that too. its really insulting to not be given any form of independence, especially when youre in university and not living in the house anymore. of course, youre probably still relying on them to pay for your college, so you gotta just bare with it. be nice to the people that pay your bills. lol
Call them at midnight and reassure them that you're fine. And again at 3am. And again at 5:30am.
My mother was the same way when I first moved out. She would call just about every 2 hours "just to check on me." If I didn't call her by 9 pm every night she would freak out. She did almost call the cops once. I had to have a long talk with her about letting me grow up and be responsible and that I would call her once to twice a day and that was it. Just talk to your parents.