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    I'll start this off with a little info about me. I just went into Year 10 and I go to an English grammar school. My parents come from a very strict background and want me to become very successful.

    Here's the problem:
    They treat me like a kid. Whenever I do homework, my mum always makes me check it with her before handing it in. She also takes my phone away for hours at a time and secretly spies on my WhatsApp and text messages. Whenever I go to a friends house, she always tells me that she has to accompany me otherwise I'm not going. I get teased because I've still got a phone which is over 6 years old and my parents refuse to let me upgrade it, even with my own money. They also take away most of the money that I have stored over the past few years and force me to go to tuition, religious tutoring, and do sports I have no interest in. They want me to be the best in my year, and get very angry at me whenever I get a mediocre mark (~80%). They also make me feel bad emotionally, by saying that I'm bottom of the class and that I'll grow up to be a street cleaner.

    I guess what I really am asking for is help about how to stop my parents doing this to me.

    TL;DR my parents treat me like a baby and limit my freedom.

    Let me guess, they had a tough upbringing, didn't amount to anything themselves had a stifled relationship with their parents and are now projecting this onto you

    I cant say anything more than put your head down and work so hard that you get into a university far far away from them. Grit your teeth and nod your head because for the next 3 years, you can't do much about your situation because they are clothing you and feeding you.
    But if it gets to the point where u want to breakdown, talk to a friend or a teacher who can atleast get you some help.
    I know school is horrible and college won't be any easier, but know there is light at the end of the tunnel and many people have gone through what you are experiencing. You are not alone in this and the easiest way is to work hard and run to university.
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