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  • View Poll Results: Are your parents overprotective?
    Very
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    21.90%
    A little
    33
    31.43%
    Not really
    34
    32.38%
    Definatly not!
    15
    14.29%

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    Do you feel your parents are overprotective, or just right?

    Thought this would be interesting, after reading some threads about uni.
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    just right. ive got lots of freedom
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    they are very overprotective =/
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    I have parents some would say are underprotective, although personally I think it's good.

    From about 12 or so, I could go out in the city, or out in the mountains, at any time, and as long as I told then roughly where I was going, they were fine.
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    My mum not so much, but my Dad is.
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    No, they are basically shoving me out the door. But they don't want me to starve or suffer, so they buy me things.
    It's a kind of 'go away but survive and come back in a good several years, bye' attitude.
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    They let me make my own decisions because over the years, I have showed them that I can be trusted.
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    Yes, sometimes they are and other times not!
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    Not any more. They were quite overprotective when I was a teenager, but they really eased off once I went to college, thankfully.
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    Nope. They moved abroad when I was 17.
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    Not protective enough ..although if I did do something that was not 'right' then I know I'm in for ****.
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    Seriously underprotective!

    I can go anywhere and do anything. Once i stayed at a friends for a week without telling them where or who i was with. It was only on day 3 i got a text saying something like, "Where are you? Are you having a good time?" :no:
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    I live on my own, so no, lulz.
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    Dad's well laid-back and my mum can be, but she does have her moments. It irritates me when she does because I've shown that I can handle myself but no matter what I do to prove myself sometimes it's just not enough. Grrr. :mad:
    She's generally okay though.
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    My parents are a bit over protective, but then again i will be when i have kids and i think its a gut instinct from a parent.
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    Laid back, pretty much did what I wanted from about 15/16 onwards.

    Live alone now and can't believe people my age are still controlled by their parents!

    I think if my parents were over-protected I would have seriously rebelled anyway so its a good job they weren't!
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    (Original post by Solar)
    Seriously underprotective!

    I can go anywhere and do anything. Once i stayed at a friends for a week without telling them where or who i was with. It was only on day 3 i got a text saying something like, "Where are you? Are you having a good time?" :no:
    !!!!!:rofl:
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    My mums protective, but if i want to do somthing i think she might not be keen on me doing, so long as i explain why i think it would be good for me to do it etc., then shes understanding
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    I voted 'very' but thinking about it... They are very protective "Don't go to this place etc." but if I say I've been I won't be punished as they know I'm responsible.

    Although the lecture I used to get (about 3 months ago) from my mum everytime I left the house went something like this "Watch the road! Don't talk to strangers! Stay away from gangs." I just replied once "Strangers, but they are fun, they give me sweeties" and not really heard it since :p:
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    mine are more or less just right- i have to go and poke them when i get in at 4am so they know i've not been raped, but that's basically it
 
 
 

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