My parents are very protective (past the point of acceptable) what should I do? I feel they don’t trust me.

The best thing you can do to gain the trust of your parents is making them your friends! If you trust them, they are going to have to trust you. These helpful hints can steer the relationship back on track inshaAllah

  • When coming home from school or work, talk to them about your day. Tell them about any problems you may have faced or anything good that happened in your day. By involving them in your life, you are making them feel important and wanted; this will assure them that you feel comfortable enough to share details with them about your day and want to include them in your life.
  • Keep your cool if your parents don’t let you do something. Shouting back and arguing gives a bad impression and makes you look like a 2 year old. After all, they may be right in not letting you do that activity.
  • Make sure to do little things for your parents, like massage their head, feet or make breakfast, without being asked. Your parents will love you even more and will want to do things for you!
  • Lastly, one of the best ways to make your parents trust you is showing them who your friends are and what kind of company you have. If they see that your friends are decent and good influences on you, they will feel much more confortable with where you go out and whom you go out with!
  • Introduce them to your friends! By showing them that your friends are decent people, who are a good influence on you, they will feel much more confortable with where you go out and whom you go out with!