By AnonymousCow - 20/09/2016 13:04 - Australia - Perth

Today, I told my daughter that she wasn't allowed to eat in her room, so she sat at the table and glared at me for 10 minutes while she ate. She's 15. FML
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I would be glaring at you too because my room is my sanctuary, and I love eating there with my Netflix. Being almost twice her age, I'm almost shamed to the point of reassessing my life. Almost. Her plight is dumb, albeit, relatable.

I never had to eat with my family during routine meals... I'm now long past being a teen, and I still do not understand why some families insist upon watching and listening one another chew on things... (For interaction, there are other, much better times. I personally was taught it is not polite to chew and talk.)

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Oh no! She has too eat with her family like every other teenager? That must be so horrible! FYL, if she keeps glaring at you because she can't get what she wants then give her something to glare about like having her do the dishes, don't let her glare you down like that!

I never had to eat with my family during routine meals... I'm now long past being a teen, and I still do not understand why some families insist upon watching and listening one another chew on things... (For interaction, there are other, much better times. I personally was taught it is not polite to chew and talk.)

My mother insisted i eat at the table, when literally neither her or my step father ate at the table themselves. I don't have siblings either, they just had me eat alone at the table for some reason. They're kind of weird and hypocritical

That sounds pretty sad, 15 :(

My parents always made us eat at the table. that was when we'd all catch up on each other's days and whatnot. Also, every Sunday we have Sunday lunch, even to this day. Everyone sits and eats and chats and then we all nap. It's pretty nice. I also never liked eating in my room anyways, never wanted crumbs or anything on my bed.

Actually most teenagers eat in their rooms

Why is this downvoted so much? I agree 100%! If those are the rules, then she is expected to follow the rules. If she is going to be rude the entire time, have her do the dishes or clear off the table.

She followed the rules. Unless you are going to make a new rule of she has to fake happiness in which case that's fucked up

Normal people have table in their room, at least for studying.

I would be glaring at you too because my room is my sanctuary, and I love eating there with my Netflix. Being almost twice her age, I'm almost shamed to the point of reassessing my life. Almost. Her plight is dumb, albeit, relatable.

I have a 15 year old, I feel your pain!

species4872 19

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this app is filled with fmls about teenagers, and compared to may this really isn't that big of a deal.... there's many worse things she could be doing, and there's probably a reason why she wants to eat alone (or be alone) maybe just try asking her? she could have anxiety about eating in front of people or this could be a sign of some form of an eating disorder as a teenager, there's probably something bigger going on!!!

Or perhaps she simply does not like being stared at by another person who is chewing.

Suaria 37

I highly doubt this is some sign of something wrong and rather is just a teenager disobeying their parent. Eating in your room which is fairly common isn't a bad sign.

species4872 19

She didn't disobey her parent, she sat at the table. She merely showed her displeasure at her mother by glaring.

I don't know why #6 is getting down voted. Of course there's the possibility nothing is wrong, but teenagers sometimes have shit they won't talk about and display it in weird ways. When I was in high school, every Friday I'd go to bed at 3 pm and wake up at 9 am. My mom would come in at 6 and ask me if I wanted dinner and I'd respond "no, I'm just tired." No one asked me what was wrong. If you're wondering, it's because I went all week averaging 2 or less hours of sleep a night. I'd be texting all my suicidal friends, making sure they were okay, and didn't start my homework until late into the night. When I approached adults about my friends' problems, I was told 1) I was making it up for attention 2) my friends were making it up for attention or (my personal favorite) 3) to "Talk to an adult about this" (thank you 52 yo mom...) It got to the point where I thought I was the only one who could deal with it. The weight of so many lives are heavy... Or she's just a spoiled brat.

Maybe she just likes to eat in her room. It's much more time efficient because you can do stuff while eating, and you can eat without other people looking at you. It doesn't mean that she has an eating disorder

Soooo not looking forward to this with my own kids.

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Give and take, just treat them as people not property.

Good to see you finally put your parenting pants on.

She's 15. I guess she's old enough to eat in her room.

My parents never allowed my brother and I to eat in our rooms and they didn't eat in theirs either. You get roaches from eating in your room. I don't see what's wrong with making people eat at the dinner table and focusing on their food.

I eat in my room all the time. no roaches. why would roaches come from eating in your room versus a proper dining area?

I mean you don't want roaches in your room, sure. But if you get roaches you're most likely going to get them no matter where you eat.

Uh, if you're getting roaches simply from eating in your room, then you've probably been leaving plates of old food lying around.... You really think bugs are going to just magically appear because they smelled good in that location once, hours before...? Do it properly and clean up after yourself and this won't even be an issue, ever.... It's not that hard.

Ok yea can't blame her it's normal to eat in your room you might just be a little bit too controlling and every kid to teen hates that a lot

I would start singing and dancing the banana boat song, see if she feels like glaring then.