What to do about Parent Problems?
My friend and I want to go on a camping trip, and my parents are fine with taking a 3 day vacation, but her parents aren't. They say she has a commitment (Safety Town orientation), even though she can do the orientation on another day. They won't let her contact the head director to ask if she can skip it or take a test to prove she knows the information. She's asked about 3 different times, and they are really getting upset at her, but she just wants to know why. I feel really bad for her, because we both want to go together, and it would be a great opportunity to spend more time with her, but her parents aren't helping. Is there any way to bring it up gently, or find out what's really going on without them blowing their top?