I'm a simple freshman in high school.
My parents (especially my mom) have pushed me immensely. Including, but not limited to:
- Putting me in advanced mathematics from a very early age. (Algebra 1: 3rd) (Geometry: 5th) (Algebra 2: 6th) (Pre-calculus: 7th) (Calculus: 9th)
- Prompting (forcing?) me to work very hard (4 hrs a day during the summer!) on many different math tests such as the AMC10, AMC12, and beyond.
- Forcing me to study for SAT
- Pushing me to get all A's (This is not typically that hard, but piled up with the others it is.)
- Skipping 4th grade
I do realize that to get to places that I want to be (I especially want to go to TAMS) I must work quite hard, but for a freshman who is starting to try the world out, this is a particularly hard decision.
My dad has tried quite hard to loosen up and also encourage me by volunteering to create a math team for our school and everything (1st meeting just passed!), but my mom is constantly burdening me with her consistent criticism whenever I do something badly.
My relationship with my mom has been deteriorating due to the issue that she pushes me to my limits while also being controlling in other areas... she seems to get mad at me every 20 minutes or so (not exaggerating here, I swear) for some miscellaneous item, be it a B on a quiz, me being in trouble with my teachers, not putting the milk in, not putting on my shoes even though we are 10 minutes early... (these last two I really don't get.)
I want some advice with loosening my mom's tightening grip on my life... the stress from my family is just so overwhelming.