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my parents are really strict. wen im out at weekends they make me be back for 8 !! so i just come home around half past just to annoy them as i want more time with my boyfriend and mates. im almost 15 in a couple of days. im not allowed out in the weekdays beacuse of school but all my mates all go out. im stuck in mostdays looking after my little sister (shes 12 and suffers from cerebal palsy) my older sister is 18 and can stay out as long as she wants ! its not fair i know shes older but she goes to universtity in the week as well. my boyfriend is almost 16 and is allowed out till 10 in the weekdays and whenever at the weekend and hes got his GCSEs. I dont see this fair .. what can i do to make myparents understand that im responisble and let me stay out later ..
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Are you responsible? I mean, you say the words, but your words don't match your actions ... You're purposely coming home late just to irritate them! How is that showing them that you're responsible?!

Actions speak louder than words. Start showing them that you respect them and their rules, and maybe they'll be willing to negotiate a curfew.

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I second Smurf. If you think you're as mature and responsible as you say you are, then you'll obey your folks' rules. When they see you can behave yourself, they'll ease up and give oyu more priveleges.

Ask yourself this, what would you do with your time out of the house?

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I agree with Gummy and Smurf, you're purposely breaking the rules just to anger your parents... why would they give you more freedom if you are trying to make them angry, that's just gonna make them want to punish you and give you less freedom, which seems to be working.

So stick to your curfew and follow rules, and I almost guarantee you'll be granted more freedom.

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