I am an overprotective mother. I obsessively shelter my children for fear that they will get hurt, or that someone might hurt them.
I have parents like you and trust me it is HORRIBLE and it has ruined all my hopes and dreams and lowered my self esteem and made me depressed. trust me being like that can be severely damaging.
I had a Mom like that too. I snuck out all the time, and was a worse kid than I would have been otherwise..I'm a good liar now though
Just let them live. If not, they'll go out and do it anyway- and then they'll also hate you. so you might as well just give them permission.
My mom was like that. And I hated her. I snuck out all the time, lied to her constantly and skipped school so much that I got so behind I dropped out. Now I have kids of my own, and Im going to let them experience life. My husband has 2 teen daughters, and he lets them do alot of stuff. And they are really good kids. He just makes them be home at a certain time and he gives them a cell phone to use when they leave. He has to know where they're at, always. Please try this with your kids.
It'll also foster a apron-string attachment issue with them later. They might get married, and expect their wife to be like Mom and just pickup after him and cook.
if you do that too much, they'll be controling, rebelious teenagers. let them learn from their mistakes early.. it'll be good for them.
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