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So what do I do?

For as long as I can remember, my parents have told me that I can have a say in or buy whatever once I have a job and make money. Well, I'm going to be sixteen in about four months, and I keep offering ti get a job, but my parents tell me no, they want me to focus on school. However, they still won't let me have a say in or buy whatever. So what do I do? It's getting to the point where I can't buy a new t-shirt or pair of jeans because my parents don't have the money/don't want to pay. I don'y get a say in, say, where we get take-out from, or what toppings we get on our pizza because I don't pay. So I just sit back and continue on like this? They don't usually listen to me when I speak, but if they do listen, they don't care, or they act like they do but don't change a thing. It's getting really tiring. Really tiring....

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well i would tell them your problem and if they don't listen to that you need to step up because thats just not fair if you can't pick out your own clothes or food. if you have troubles in school, fix them. do tutoring or something to were you can focus on school and have a job at the same time.if none of that stuff works try asking for money on holidays. birthdays, christmas, kwanza....idk what you celebrate as a holiday but ya just save as much money as you can and spend it wisely. also, give them reasons to let you have a job. like "it will help me earn responsibility" or "ill do extra chores for a x amount of time" something like that.

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I would tell my mom and dad thay want me to not ask for anything or pay for my own stuff then i needed a job to get that money!!!!!!!!!

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Show them that you are responsible enough and maybe they will let you

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Well, are you doing well in school? If your parents don't have a lot of money, then the options are few. They don't have many choices either. Do you have a roof over your head, clothes to wear and food on the table? You sound quite immature, and until you can make responsible and reasonable choices, things are not likely to change. Like being grateful for instance, and understanding that what you want and what you need are two separate things.

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I have A's and B's, and immature? Uhm, I'm not asking how I can convince them to let me have my way. Did you totally miss the part about me OFFERING to get a job? Sure, money is tight, that's why I WANT a job. Read more carefully before you judge
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You need to point out to them you will be living on your own soon and you need the life skills, such as having a job and buying your own things, to succeed.

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