I don’t want more stress


My parents are trying to convince me to get a job, and are putting a lot of pressure on me. However, I already have school, homework, friends, extracurriculars, and fitting in time to go to the gym, eat, sleep etc. I don’t know how to tell them I don’t need more stress added on to my already full life

Category: Tags: asked February 26, 2014

1 Answer

Do they need the help financially, or do they just want you to get job experience? It makes a difference. Talk to them about why. Tell them how you feel. Work it out together. If they don't want to talk, I would say something like, "I know that I am your kid, but I am going to be an adult very soon, and adults talk about disagreements and work things out together." Your feelings are valid, but they ARE feeding and housing you, and that's not always easy. If they asked due to familial financial hardship: Sometimes your responsibility to your family has to trump your extracurricular activities. That is a matter of priorities.