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

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.

Well I'm lucky I don't have overprotective parents. Plus they know I won't listen anyway. - Therandom

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

I must be very unlucky to live in a home with overprotective parents.

This is true in my family...we're Asian... but I still insist calling them "Mom" and "Dad" instead

Not being near people with a different gender

My sister got pregnant at the end of high school, so my parents are afraid that I will make the mistake of getting a girl pregnant. Also they won't let me hangout with my gay friends alone.

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

Or race, especially if you're Asian. Asian parents will FREAK if they see their daughter with a black boyfriend (or friend in general)

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

No friends allowed

Fortunately not every millennial had overprotective parents because nothing on this list is what my parents would do to me.

Really? My mom is overprotective and she allows me to have friends.

Yeah agreed.

2005-2009 - Sometimes Friends come over
2010-2017 - Friends come over to my house a lot
2018-now - No Friends at all! Just boring adults. 😡 - Ar0nT0pTeNz05

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

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

Because of this, I lost so many friends.

me too :(

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

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

Kaboom wow that’s bull - Ar0nT0pTeNz05

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

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

People who are 26 that have their mom telling them what to do need a life.

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

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

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

My mom constantly makes me wipe down my entire room all over again despite the fact that I already did it SEVERAL DAYS AGO!

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

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

I'm Asian. My mom is constantly weight-shaming me. She would constantly accuse me of eating too much and call me fat and tell me that I look like a lady that's about 4 months pregnant. I'm 26, 5'1", and I weigh a bit over 100 lbs.

How can a boy get pregnant? - TwilightKitsune

Boy's can get pregnant! - BorisRule

Who put this on?

The Contenders

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.

My parents are overprotective. They actually FORCE me to do chores; they just don’t pay me for doing them because they want to save money (they’re Asian)

They won't let you wear certain clothes.

Yh I asked for ripped jeans, they bought me it, I wore it for a day, they yell at me for showing off so much skin( rips were only nears knees, medium sized) and told nvr to were it again in public...

My mom won’t let me wear tank tops

They won't let you be yourself

I don't see why this isn't number one, think about it.

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! ”

They overreact when you touch something dirty

If you're an Asian kid under the age of like 5 and you pick something up off the floor your parents will FREAK OUT LIKE CRAZY

They won't let you play violent video games

Not true! I don't copy video games in real life after playing them. After playing Roblox: Jailbreak, I never ran around robbing banks and shooting cops. After playing Halo and Call of Duty, I never shot or stabbed people. After playing Fortnite, I never ran around shooting people and dancing on them.

It's so dumb when adults think we'll become violent of playing video games with violence in it! They think we'll turn into big murderers or something if we play games like Grand Theft Auto or Call of Duty. It's stupid! They think that violent video games cause all these murders and school shootings. So by that logic, if I play Madden, will I become a professional NFL player then?

They think that you will copy them in real life

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

They won't let you watch certain videos on YouTube

My parents think that Youtube can cause computer viruses

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

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!

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

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.

They won't explain properly

This=my dad.

(My dad calls me)
Dad: Come over here?
Me: why?
Dad: just come over here

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!

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

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

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

Never mind sleepovers, my mom was so overprotective of me when I was little that I WASN'T EVEN ALLOWED TO HAVE PLAYDATES IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!

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

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.

In my case, it’s a sibling. My mom is overprotective of me, but not my younger sister. I’m 26, and she’s 19. My mom allows her to cook on the stove unsupervised, hang out with friends, and go places unsupervised. Would she allow me to do any of that? NO WAY! >:(

They treat everything wrong you do like it’s the end of the world

So true

They double and triple check to see if anything’s locked, off, or may have been forgotten before leaving the house

Unlike OCD sufferers, they don’t constantly worry about it whenever they are out.

They think that eating more healthy food can cause health problems

My family thinks that I will get diarrhea from eating too much fruit

For example my relatives are Asian and they always assume that eating more fruits is bad for your health and that you can get diabetes from the sugar in it

They constantly clean the house

My parents clean the house nearly every day and they ALWAYS do it right before my cousins or any kids come over

My parents always clean the house

They always want to know about your friends

Me: guess what? I made a new friend named Alexa
Mom: Alexa? Where does she live? What are her parents’ jobs? How tall is she? What’s her race? What’s her sexuality?

For example if you’re Asian and you tell your parents that you have a friend they’ll ask you if they’re Asian or not

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