15 year old girl having problems with parents.
I do NOT understand my parents. I am 15, and female. My parents are too overprotective or something. I make decent grades in school, they range from a's - c's. My parents always say NO. I never get a good reason though. I am a questioner, if they tell me no then I ask why not?. And It's always the same answer, "Because I said so, and i'm the boss". In all honesty, I DO NOT do drugs or drink. I know many teenagers lie about this, but I'm telling the truth. I don't see any reason to get caught up in that stuff. Multiple times people have offered me alcohol and drugs, but I have turned them down. I HAVE NOT had sex, and I am going to wait until I find someone that I love completely, and when i feel ready. I have a brother whose 4, and i used to ALWAYS have to babysit him. And now it feels like he gets NO punishment. Sure they whip him, lock him in his room, and give him timeouts every now and then, but i do not believe they understand parenting. (btw, i was raised mainly by my grandma, my parents were always too busy to take care of me). So, my chores around the house is to clean the kitchen, which means washing all the dishes, cleaning the counters, sweeping the floor, cleaning off the stove, and cleaning out the refrigerator. Lately i HAVE been slacking off because i DO NOT understand why i'm not allowed to go off and have fun with my friends if i do my chores. My dad is lazy, he got fired and now he sits at home 24/7 doing nothing but collecting checks from the government every week, and my mom goes to work at an auto parts store. So here's my dilemma... I've NEVER been allowed to hang out with my friends much. I want more freedom, and I want to be able to hang out with my boyfriend. My boyfriend is 16, and he has his license. He's a decent kid, and my dad let him drive me home ONE day. After that my dad kept saying no. My dad won't let me ride with him ANYWHERE. During the week i'm not allowed to do ANYTHING because of school. I'm supposed to get outta school at 1:45, and ride the bus home and do absolutely nothing until the next day when i go to school. And during that time when I'm at home I'm doing ABSOLUTELY nothing. You know how it is when you live out in the middle of nowhere, and everyone is always doing something and you feel so lonely, and your parents DON'T even care. I don't know how to get them to let me hang out with my friends. Their reason for me not being able to do anything after school is just because i have to do my homework, which i always do. I don't believe my parents know much about parenting, and their too stubborn to realize it. I live in a really small town, where there's NO movies or anything. Are their any parents who can help me out. I just don't understand any of this, and i'm so lonely and when i tell them they don't even listen. They're always on their computers, or watching tv. I NEED a way to make them understand. Please help me.