How could I be a nicer person?
I'm usually a pretty nice person, I always have a smile on my face and I try to be as helpful as I can. My only issue is the fact I can't get along with my parents. My mom is a really nice lady, but she likes to get into my business and it really gets on my nerves, i try telling her that, but she doesn't stop. My dad is a nice guy and all, but he expects a lot from me. One day he'll be all nice and sweet, the next day he'll be screaming at me for every little mistake I make. The other thing with my dad is he likes to tickle me and "play" with me as if i was 7 or 8, it's not that I don't like him, I just like to have my space, i'm 14 now. I know i'm not the perfect child, I get mad at my mom's nosiness, and my dad's bipolarness a lot and I know that it doesn't help things. I was driving home with my mom and my very argumentitive brother and my mom called my brother "the good child" She didn't say it in a joking matter. That kinda stung, it stuck with me all the way home. I decided to try and be nicer, but everything's gotten worse. I'm in my freshman year of High School, I've made a lot of new friends and they used to always tell me I'm really nice and I liked them and they liked me, but since now I've been getting into more fights with them than ever. Usually we joke around, but lately they've beentaking everything I say too seriously, and my closest friend keeps getting mad at me for the stupidest things. I'm sick of it. I just feel like this whole "nice" thing is blowing up in my face. I'm not going to blame everryone else, I realize it's a problem with me. I want to fix this. Can someone please give me some advice to make me nicer?