You can tell your parents that you are growing up through your behavior and actions. You can actually pass this message by carrying yourself in a mature and probably talking to them in a more respectful and organized way.
Actions speak loader than words. How are your grades? Is your room clean and organized? Do you treat your parents as well as siblings with respect? Do you help out around the house without being told? Do you complain when it's time for church? Do you offer to do the dishes? These are thing you can do CONSISTENTLY. That is the key. Prove your grown up and trustworthy and your parents will believe you are growing up.
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It might help to know that the struggles you and your parents are going through are not uncommon. I just encourage you to keep the lines of communication open by sharing your thoughts and feelings honestly time after time. It can be helpful to ask your parents to set aside a specific time to sit down and discuss about your feelings. Also, how you convey your views to them is important, too. Controlling your words and tone of voice can make a big difference!
From my time at Focus on the Family, I know they have a lot of helpful materials. A book for you to consider is "How to Live With Your Parents Without Losing Your Mind" by Ken Davis http://bit.ly/I9foEt. Also, consider talking with your parents about what you’ve read. My prayer is that a discussion of this material will be a step toward creating a new level of understanding between you and your parents. God bless!