Many times parents think that you can be a handful, but at the same time, they can be a handful as well. Sometimes they tend to forget what you go through as a teen.
Dealing with annoying parents can be a toughie, but there are some ways around it. You have to be tactful and in no way disrespectful. You just have to know how to work around them.
Get a Hobby
A good way to prevent from being annoyed by your parents is by getting a hobby. Participating in an extracurricular activity at school can be an awesome way to getting away from your parents for a while.
Most of the time they’ll be so thrilled about you getting out and doing something, that they’ll have less time to nag you about anything.
An added bonus would be if you can handle more than one extracurricular activity at the same time. It would be even less time that you would have to be at home and by the time you do get home, it’s time to eat, shower, do homework and go to sleep.
In between that, you don’t have much time for anything else. As long as your parents see that you’re doing positive things and staying busy – they’re pretty much happy.
Have a One on One Conversation
If your parents are annoying you that bad to where you just can’t take it anymore, I would suggest having a heart to heart talk with them.
Sit down with them and explain to them your concerns. If you do it in a respectful manner, I’m sure they’ll be more than willing to listen.
There’s nothing worse than having your feelings bottled up inside and not letting them out. Many teens seem to think that parents are impossible to connect with, but you have to remember that they were once teens too. All you have to do is give them your time and they’ll listen. Heck, they’ll probably be even thrilled that you want to talk to them.
Do What You’re Supposed to Do
This one is really simple to do, but you may not think so. Would you agree that when your parents annoy you, it’s because they’re nagging you about something that you’re not doing (Hand raised)?
That was me all day. The only times my parents really got on my nerves was when they would talk about something I wasn’t doing. “Scarlet clean your room,” “Scarlet, make your bed,” Scarlet, wash the dishes.” You have no idea how bad that got on my nerves.
But you know what I realized? If I were to just do the things they asked me to do – or better yet, try and do them before they asked me – then the less of their mouths I would hear. I mean I love my parents to pieces, but sometimes they could really get me going.
So, I figure if you do the same thing, then the less nagging you would hear coming from your parents. It makes sense when you think about it.
So there you go – a few ways to get your annoying parents off your back. How do you deal with your parents when they get on your nerves? Let’s talk about it.