Top Ten Worst Things About Growing Up With Overprotective Parents

If you have overprotective parents, you will understand. Note: this is for OVERPROTECTIVE parents only, not normal parents.

The Top Ten

1 They still make you call them "Mommy" and "Daddy," and yell at you for trying to call them Mom and Dad, even when you are 13.

This is so annoying. I'm 15 and they always say Mummy and Daddy. I always tell them please refer to each other as Mum and Dad. But they never listen - Jackster

Well I don't call them "mommy" and "daddy". I just call them "mom" or "dad". - Catacorn

Why do you yell at me for being the correct maturity for my age? - Kaboom

At 13 your still a child 👶

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2 Not being near people with a different gender

I find this weird, my mom won't let me be friends with a boy at all. And I'm not allowed to date until I am 22... But I don't care about the dating one honestly. But not being able to have friends of the opposite gender though... - cosmo

My dad will freak out if he see me flirting or calling a boy cute. I can't date in till I'm in college. - Arcxia

I will not date every single girl I see, Mom! - Kaboom

I dropped out of school to get homeschooled and I've asked my parents to find friends for me. My parents will probably assume I only want female friends but I want male friends as well.

Grr - Lunala

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3 No friends allowed

I wasn't allowed to make friends unless if they were in my class and my mom knew their mom.

That's pure bull if I don't have friends

4 Even if you are allowed to have friends, no socializing outside of school

Because of this, I lost so many friends.

me too :(

5 Be at school 20 minutes early, and your mom must stay with you until you reach your classroom

I do not need this. If you drop me off, I will arrive at my classroom. Also, you are CAUSING bullying by getting me accused of being a "Momma's Boy." - Kaboom

6 No staying up at all, even 1 minute, even on weekends, even during summer

My parents yelled at me for going to bed 5 seconds late 3 weeks after school ended. - Kaboom

No wonder life goes by so fast

7 No talking to friends after school, even if your parents are reluctant to leave.

I HATE it when my mom talks for 20 minutes after school, and yells at me when I try to talk to my friends. - Kaboom

8 You aren't allowed to watch PG-13 movies, even when you are older than 13.

I'm only allowed to watch certain ones. - cosmo

Dude, PG-13 is meant for these when are 13 or older. - BorisRule

Wow I feel sorry for you. - Arcxia

I didn't have this problem, I'm 13 and I was allowed to watch pg-13 at 8. I cannot watch R rated movies until I am 15.

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9 They clean your room constantly, even if it is already clean.

My room was perfectly organized, and my mom reorganized into her proprietary, literally proprietary, system without explaining it to me, and I couldn't find anything. - Kaboom

I hate people going in my room. And they constantly going in and clean and mess about with stuff - Jackster

10 Accusing you of being pregnant, even if you are a boy.

How can a boy get pregnant? - TwilightKitsune

Boy's can get pregnant! - BorisRule

Who put this on? - EliHbk

Lol what? - junior1337

I understand teen pregnancy is a problem. My mom yells at me for being pregnant, even though I am a boy and boys can't be pregnant. - Kaboom

The Contenders

11 They won't let you be yourself

Mom; [bargs into my room and hears my black metal even though she does not know it is black metal] “what the hell are you listening to Natalie? ”
Me; “metal music”
Mom; “you a devil worshipper now!? ”
Me; “get the hell out of my room please! ”

12 They won't let you watch certain videos on YouTube

I started watching YouTube videos when I was like 8 or 9, then my parents banned me from watching it until I was like 12 or 13. I am so glad now I don't have to deal with strict parenting rules since I'm 18. - reed99

They always say this. But I never listen and always make sure they don't know - Jackster

Also whenever I watch YT videos my parents think I will turn into a psychopath and do crazy things.

When videos of babies and children come up on YouTube, my parents think that I’m either watching child pornography or that due to the videos popping up, people will think that they are child molesters/abusing children. what!

13 They overreact when you touch something dirty
14 They won't let you wear certain clothes.

I hate the feel of ironed clothes. And yet they ironed all my shirts even though I asked them not to - Jackster

15 They won't let you watch "violent" or "weird" shows/animes

I now have to watch these shows without them knowing - Jackster

I love horror movies, but my mom doesn't allow me to watch anything that features murdering or killing because she thinks that I will copy them. SERIOUSLY?

Funny thing is that the Annabelle movies feature murdering/killing and I'm allowed to watch those.

16 They won't let you do chores, even if you want to, because they don't trust you with the money they know they will have to pay you.
17 They won't let you play violent video games

It took 13 years for them to finally let me play a 15 rated game - Jackster

Wow have you tried to tell them that they're treating you like a baby. - Arcxia

18 They won't explain properly

Why I hat my parents is because they never actually helped when I asked them to, they just tell me what to do and when I ask y they say because I said so,which is trashy parenting! - EliHbk

Me:What's cooking?
Me:No what are you actually cooking?
Dad:Food that you eat

Me:What is it?
Mom:Niamh come here!

19 They won't let you spend the night at friend's houses

I'm not even aloud to stay at friends houses after 9.. I also get made fun of at school because of this...

20 They make you feel a lot younger than your classmates

I'm about 16 years old, but feel like I'm about 12 or 13.

They make me feel 11 - Jackster

21 They think that anything minor can result in fatality

My parents are Asian and they think that if I eat ONE TINY BITE of dessert I will get instant diabetes and then die from it...even though I exercise and enjoy in moderation except with the occasional buffet...what! >:(

22 They confine you in the house all the time

During the summer of 2016 I got sunburnt WAY too easily to the point that my mom was so paranoid about me getting burnt that she downright refused to let me step out of the house for even one second.

It was miserable. I felt like I was in prison.

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1. They still make you call them "Mommy" and "Daddy," and yell at you for trying to call them Mom and Dad, even when you are 13.
2. No friends allowed
3. Not being near people with a different gender


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