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Parents always nagging us about work

Fiona Caine is here to help if you have a relationship, sexual, marriage or family problem.

I’m 16 and my friend will be 16 in a couple of months. The problem is the way we're treated by other people who seem to think we don’t care about anyone except ourselves.

My mum and her dad especially both seem to think like this, but we're in the middle of exams and don't have a lot of time for anything else.

My mum nags at me to do more at home but she’s always doing housework.

I think she's just fed up and getting at me as she lost her job a while back.

My friend’s dad always goes on about how he started to work when he was 15 years old and he studied in his spare time.

We both want to do something to show that we care about other people, so maybe then they’ll treat us like adults. K&A

FIONA SAYS: LOOK AT VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

Good for you for wanting to make a difference but remember, it's important that you study and get all the work done that you should be doing.

It's also important that you help your family around the house — at least doing your fair share so your mum isn't doing housework all the time!

As to what you could do to show how mature you are, why not consider some kind of volunteering?

Look at vinspired.com for inspiration.

Don't overcommit yourself, though; you shouldn't neglect your school work and family.



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