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First, I want to confirm that how your parents are treating you is not ok. The answer by dxh is excellent at making clear why. I don't think you can convince your parents. The actual answer to how do I convince my parents to be less strict would be to have an actual conversation where both sides are heard, where your parents voice their concerns about risks ...


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I like to use the UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child as a baseline. I know there are mixed feelings about that. It's not ratified into law in the US, if that's where you're from, and its primary focus is how states act with respect to children, rather than how parents act. Even so, ratified or not, they are almost universally recognized as basic human ...


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The existing answers covered a lot and I agree with all of them. To complement, a few other points: Is any of this COVID related? 1 year ago, did your parents let you have sleepovers and go snowboarding, etc? Maybe they are just being very protective now because they are being very cautious about getting coronavirus. Maybe your friend's parents are being ...


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