How to deal with rules you disagree with
Some family rules might feel unfair. If you’re faced with a rule that you don’t understand or is upsetting, here are some ideas on what could make things easier:
Ask yourself: why might my family have created this rule? If you’re not sure, try to talk about it with your parents
See if there is any room for compromise - keep in mind that compromises might not always be possible
Let your parents know how you’re feeling especially if you feel sad, hurt or angry
If there is no room to change the rules right away, give it some time
Try to talk it through and get a different point of view
Find people you trust to talk to about what’s happened. See how they dealt with their family rules. Start with your:
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