My dad always nags me. He is really irrational, and thinks that he knows what I'm thinking. I try to explain things to him, and he either thinks there is something wrong with me or becomes even more irrational. It hurts me (emotionally), and it happens quite often recently. What should I do?

Answer

Try telling your dad, "You know I’m going to grow up to be me, don’t you? You can’t expect me to grow up and be another you."

It sounds to me like your dad needs reminding that kids need guidance, but they also need ‘space’ to form their own opinions and discover their own strengths and weaknesses. Tell him that instead of nagging you, it would be really helpful if he’d be willing to answer your questions, and let you talk so you can get your head around things that you’d like to discuss.

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Updated on April 9, 2018

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I Hate My Dad — Trouble at Home
By LongTimeMother
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