Not a little girl.....

My parents think that I am still a little girl, and they treat me like one, even though I'm not. I'm 13, and they haven't realized that I'm growing up, or they don't want to.

At school, I walk from my classroom across the street, off the campus to go to lunch. And when my mom is there, she won't let me go anywhere without her.

My dad won't let me walk around the block in my neighborhood by myself, or without my siblings walking with me, and they are YOUNGER than I am.
My mom doesn't even want me to walk to another isle in a store without my sister (who is younger than I am).

My dad still thinks that I'm too young to wear makeup. And my friend, who is 11, wears makeup all the time.

I don't like it that I have to have someone with me all the time. And usually that someone is younger than I am.

My parents think that I'm a little girl. I want to have them know that I'm not. What should I do?

-I'm-Growing-Up
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GROWING UP
by: Anonymous

Precious, read your post and had to smile. Please don't be so hard on your parents, they love you; that's why they want to protect you. They are trying to prevent something from happening to you. You said it right, you are GROWING up - that means you are in the process of becoming an adult. You're in the PROCESS - appreciate your parents' love and concern. They are fully aware of the dangers and they want you to be safe.

There are so many children who are not as blessed as you are. And with you being an older sibling, be an example- obey your parents - be accountable to your parents so that your younger siblings may learn how to stay under that protective covering and through you, also consider their parents' rules as "acts of love".

God bless you precious. One day you're going to appreciate this - when you're all GROWN UP. (smile)

Thank you
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Thank you. What you posted is really nice. I will try to do that. =) And you are right. I guess my parents ARE just trying to protect me. :)

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I know how it is, girly!! :D
by: Kaylin

My parents are very similar to the same way, and I'm constantly told that it's because I'm their first daughter. Is it the same for you? Because if it is, it's probably because they don't want you to fall onto the track of becoming the stereotypical teenager. Atleast, that's how my parents are. I don't know if they'll ease up, but it most likely is because this is their first time having to deal with a teenage girl (if that's the case) but if it's not... I don't know, sweatheart, I just don't know!!

:)

i know how you feel!
by: Anonymous

Sweetie I know how you feel, but as other people posted above they are doing it to protect you and because they love. They don't want anything to happen to their precious daughter that they have always seen as a little girl, but is now growning up! My parents were the same way with me and I tried to be rebelious and do my own thing and it just left me with heart ache and my world has literaly been turned upside-down. And it also literally broke their hearts and trust and trust me that is soo hard to repair. Just bear with them and realize they are doing it out of love and concern and you can even respectfully bring it to their attention that, "hey mom/dad I know I've always been your little girl and you are trying to protect me and want the best for me and I'm very thankful for that, but I'm growing up and sometimes I could use alittle breathing room or responsibility :)." Your 13 you have a great life and future ahead of you! Just keep your eyes on God and bear through it with your parents because before you know it you'll have all that freedom, but you'll never be able to go back to 13 again :/ so enjoy the journey :)) and Your good attitude about will be a great example for your younger siblings and when they're going through this they will be like " well my older sister got through this and its tough, but so can I." :))

Thanks again!
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Thanks you guys! What you wrote has made me want to try harder, knowing that other people know what I'm talking about. :)

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amen!!!
by: sam

hunny, im 13 too. and i know how u feel. but watch the news sometime. it is rele scary!!! ur parents r just being protective. and altho to me and u it does sound a little too protective they love u more than love itself. so if u will just go for the ride now.. mayb in a few years they will give u some leash. and btw it helps if u r super good and then ask them for something u want. such as trying makeup for a day, good luck sister!!!

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