61MachuTue 8th Sep 2009 clicketyclick wrote:questioning your parents' rules and presenting your POV in a calm, reasoned, and respectful way will not result in a massive falling out with your parents.Maybe that's where I'm looking at it wrong. When I was that age, doing anything in a calm, reasoned, and respectful manner was NOT how it worked. It was action, then thought. I keep hearing though that teenagers are more mature these days, more self-aware, and going by the way DaDun conducts himself I can't disagree. Having said that, I played guardian to a teenager not so long ago. He whinged and moped until he had driven his mother mad and got what he wanted (much to my annoyance of course). So it must just be down to an individual and their families attitude, in which case none of us can give accurate advice, as we all grew up in different circumstances. You'll have to figure it out yourself DaDun. I hope you find a way around it that doesn't involve any family drama's. Rawr!