‘UGHHHH GO AWAY! YOU’RE EM­BAR­RASS­ING ME!’

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TFW your dad is Phil Dun­phy... SCE­NARIO: YOUR PAR­ENT SHOUTS WAY TOO MUCH FROM THE SIDE­LINES AT SPORT MATCHES.

Hav­ing a far too pas­sion­ate par­ent yelling all through your net­ball game is the ab­so­lute worst. You can feel those eyes of pity from your team­mates! Hope­fully it’s only one of your par­ents do­ing it, so you can at least talk to the other one and let them know how much it em­bar­rasses you. Maybe even sug­gest they get the yeller to chew gum dur­ing your match so they keep their mouth busy!

If both your par­ents are yellers, then you’re go­ing to have to have the dis­cus­sion with both of them. Ex­plain how you love that they sup­port you, but you find it re­ally off-putting and hard to con­cen­trate on your game when they’re cheer­ing too much or too loudly. life when it’s just the two of you. Tell them about your friends, what you’ve got planned, how school’s go­ing – that way they won’t try so hard to get the in­for­ma­tion them­selves. SCE­NARIO: YOUR PAR­ENT THINKS THEY’RE A FASH­ION KWEEN WHEN YOU GO SHOP­PING TO­GETHER.

Ah, the se­cret strug­gle of want­ing new clothes, but hav­ing to put up with your mum’s hu­mil com­ments in the change room. Why do they in­sist on see­ing you in ev­ery out­fit you try on, even when you swear it looks hor­ren­dous/doesn’t fit? And why does that have to be in pub­lic?!

It’s time for some straight talk though – your mum is your biggest fan and will never ever tell you that you look good in some­thing you don’t. Un­like friends, they won’t be jeal­ous if you get a new denim skirt be­fore they do or find the most hella cute for­mal dress. And they’ll tell you if you look bad in some­thing – some­times a lit­tle too harshly, but trust us, it’s bet­ter to know.

Maybe just get your mum to come into the change room with you so you don’t have to stand in front of every­one when you don’t feel you look good. But lis­ten to your mum, we reckon she’s got your back.

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