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What to do if your parents want to move but you don't?

Im 13 years old, And my parents are considering moving to the netherlands. I live in america right now. I really dont want to move, but every time I try to tell them how I feel they interupt me and tell me to think positively. I dont Even speak the language there! What should I do?

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You are 13 yo. Unless you can fully support yourself financially (and your parents sign a release of parental rights -- which will NEVER happen as no judge in any court would allow such a thing), you have no say so in where you live. Your parents are absolutely right....think positively! Although Dutch is the national language, I believe most in the Netherlands speak English as well so you should not really have a problem.

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YELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They will figure out why you are yelling and they will listen

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O.O dafuq? LOL!:)
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start to learn netherlandish

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It's Dutch.
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Just keep trying to tell them; they will listen eventually.

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Make a sad face and cry about how bad it would be.

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Tell them you do not want to go

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tell them why you don't want to move. That's a really big, scary step for a 13 year old! I moved to another TOWN when I was in 4th grade, but you're in 8 or 9th grade? And you're moving to another COUNTRY!? That's insane! Tell them that you're scared and you can't go through with moving there. You love your country that you're in right now, and there's no reason to move. And if they don't believe you, cry! Sometimes, depending on what your parents are like, they'll understand why their child is crying. Although some parents will try to comfort you and say, "It's going to be ok! You're going to make lots of new friends!" but then you say, "No! It's NOT ok! And I don't want new friends! I want to keep my old friends! I want to keep my house and stay in my own country!" or something like that ;D
Best of luck!

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Minji

That's exactly what my grandparents were like when we were going to move to Australia. But, it really is a good thing to think positively. You might end up meeting the love of your life or your best friend there. It really is a great experience to move to another country, you get to start a new life. Besides, the Netherlands is a nice place and they are just considering it so you might end up not moving. :)

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I would be sad and nervous, and probably complain at least a little. But I wouldn't whine, cry, or be childish about it. I would probably end up looking forward to it in the end. It would certainly cure teenage boredom. And learning a second language never hurt anyone. In your teens, it will probably be relatively easy for you once you stop being stubborn and give it a go. Once you're in Europe, there are so many places that are easier to visit. Wow!

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What you do when you are 13 and your parents want too be to the Netherlands is, you move to the Netherlands.

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that's sux i know how you feel. my folks moved me from California to Tennessee when i was fourteen and it really sucked. i am older now snd realized that they wouldnt have moved me away from everything with no regard. for my parents, they had no choice due to my dads job. i dont know y you have to move but i hope myy perspective helps. my parents were only doing what they had to do for the family...

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oarkergreatdane

At 13, you really can't do much. Try and think positive about learning a new language, being in a new country and meeting new friends. It's all about your attitude.

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The idea of travel and exposure to different cultures I find exciting..
Try to see the adventure in it.. not to mention the expansion of your world knowledge

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same here don't know what to do....maybe pray our write them a note on paper.

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