so throughout high school ive gotten ok grades, but for most of my teenage years my parents barely let me go anywhere or do anything because theyre stupid. no, that the wrong word, theyre just controlling and slow. there, thats better.
my dad wants me to earn my way to getting more freedom, and my mom just says 'youll see your friends at school and at church' i want to tell her that she's an imbecile, but of course i cant. ive proven myself responsible to them on many occations, and ive told them about rejecting numerous offers to buy mass quantities of controlled substances at school in the past. they still want to believe that im irresponsible though, i think.
so recently i discussed with my parents that it was their fault that i had missed a bunch of get-togethers out of school, and the same thing came up again. i had a D in psychology but i brought it up so everything is passing now and will probably be all B's in a few days. and my schools homecoming is coming up soon and i want to go, but im unsure how to handle the argument that will likely arise.
so i need every possible negotiating tool, every verbal weapon, and everything else i can throw at them to win. what do i have to say to them to get them to realize that my fifth birthday was a long time ago and that i can take care of myself for a few hours?
BTW if i still lose the argument, what should i do afterwards to make them feel bad about not letting me go?