Growing up under the safe shadow of your parent’s unconditional love and care is one of the best blessings. They keep your needs before everything else and go out of their way to provide you with a happy life. But the problem arises when their love takes up the shape of over-protective behavior and they start judging you as per their criteria of how an ideal child should behave. Yes, you got it right!! We are talking about those strict parents who keep a check on every movement of their children and annoys with constant pointless interrogation. And under such situations, a child feels deprived of its free will. So here are some challenges that you will relate to if you have also grown up with strict parents.
No Late Night Out
Imagine how your friends and classmates talk about having a sleepover at each other’s place? Yeah, that never happens to you! Your strict parents declare curfew after 6 pm. So all the fun that you can afford to have with your friends is only in the light of day. That too, within the limits!
Plan Cancellation at the Last Moment Hurts As Hell
It already takes so much to convince your parents for going movies or watching the game with your friends that you cannot take the pain of getting plans canceled at the last minute. Because that means you again have to go through the process of telling your parents where you are going? With whom are you going? And why are you even going?
Be Alert! They Stalk You on Social Media Too
If you have strict parents and you believe that you can hide your social media activities from them, then think again. Because they stalk your social media profile just like your real life. They will always know who are your friends on Facebook and how many are there.
Not Allowed To Have Girl/Boyfriend
No and never! Being with strict parents, you are never allowed to have a boyfriend or girlfriend in school or college or ever. Because according to them concentrating on your grades and placement is more important than having fun with a person who can possibly be a bad influence on you. And some of the strict parents even go to the extent of choosing life partners for their children. Well, if that ever happens to you, may God bless you!
Forget About the Long Trips with Friends
Asking your strict parent’s permission for going on a trip with your friends is one of the toughest tasks. Because all they will ever say is “NO” with an explanation that you may meet an accident or someone might rob you on the way. And after hearing this, you will be quite scared to even step out of your house.
The Fear of Missing Their Texts & Calls
Whether you have gone to a movie with friends or for the group study with classmates, your strict parents will continuously bug you with calls and texts every hour asking how is it going and most importantly to know when you are coming back. And if you ever dare to miss their calls or texts that call for a big valid explanation, something like the house was on fire or you had a severe accident. Because otherwise no matter what explanation you give, nothing is ever going to satisfy their interrogative minds.
Important Small Talks That Leads to Big Lectures
And at the top of all, those important talks regarding your career, behavior, and life-decisions which keep taking place at regular intervals. And it never occurs to them when these small talks turn into big lectures. They go on and on about what they have planned for your bright future.
Drinking- Not (Never) Allowed
Remember how your best friend had the first beer of life with his dad on turning 18. Having strict parents you can only dream about it. Wait, you are not even allowed to dream of things that deviate your attention from your goals. You are never ever going to get a legal drinking permit from your parents, even if the government allows.
Having strict parents can be quite annoying at times and you may feel that they are keeping you away from your basic rights. But everything they do or intend to do is for your own good. So be grateful to have such loving and caring parents and always cherish their presence in your life.