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    I'm 12 years old and I feel that I've accomplished a good amount for my age, but my mom always wants me to do more. She keeps finding articles about really successful teenagers and people who get accepted into Ivy League colleges because of all that they do and I feel like she's pressuring me way too much, because I'm not allowed to hang out with friends ever and she gives me a phone, yet doesn't even let me use it. It's taken away as soon as I step into the house. She doesn't understand that I have friends who want to talk to me sometimes and whenever I get frustrated about something she will yell at me nonstop and not listen to me. Then she'll say "why are you crying?" and when she does this before school, I can't help but cry, and when I'm at school I can barely focus or do anything because all I can do is hold my tears back. She always wants me to write stories for contests about something I feel strongly about, but when I do she just says it's terrible. And I can't write about my own problems or else my mom will just yell at me more and make me say that she's a good mom when she's really not, and I don't know what to do because I don't want to work all the time. I don't want to cry every single day. I don't want to prepare for high school and college all the time, I just want to be a kid. She gets mad at me when I want to wear "trendy" clothes, but what am I supposed to do when everyone else at school does? She gets mad at me when I text a friend for a minute and she'll say I'm getting distracted again, yet why is she allowed to go on her phone and watch korean dramas all the time? I don't get it.

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    Thank you for reaching out to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand that it takes courage to seek help. We are very sorry to hear about the problems that you are having with your mom. It sounds like your mom is putting a lot of pressure on you to succeed but you just want to enjoy your childhood. Talking to someone about what you are going through at home home could help. You could try talking to someone that you trust such as a school counselor or teacher. Here at NRS, we offer conference calls between youth and their parents. This could be an opportunity for you to express how you feel to your mom with the support of an NRS worker. If you would like talk more about your situation, please contact us directly via our 24 hour crisis hotline (1-800-786-2929), email, or live chat.
    Last edited by ccsmod2; 05-29-2018, 01:04 AM.
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