A True Lesson - A Memoir - Haley Brown Mrs Morrison College Junior English A True Lesson A Memoir Growing up with strict parents from Downeast Maine can

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Haley Brown Mrs. Morrison College Junior English December 10, 2019 A True Lesson - A Memoir Growing up with strict parents from Downeast Maine can be quite frustrating. They’re always on your back about something, nagging at you to “Do this” and “Don’t do that.” It often makes you feel claustrophobic actually, like there’s no way out. My parents are great people with good jobs that work hard, and I’m proud of them for that. However, in my opinion, not all people are cut out to have children, especially teenage girls, and especially my parents. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been grounded from eighth grade up to now. And when I say I am grounded, I don’t mean I’m not allowed to go out for the weekend for having a bad test score or something. I am on full lockdown: no friends, no extracurriculars, no phone, no nothing for months on top of months with no end in sight. I would get grounded for things like lying about how late I stayed up at night or for still being friends with someone they didn’t like/approve of. This got awfully annoying. For a while during the fall of 2018, my parents even make me go to therapy that I do want or need. (Ask the therapist. She’ll tell you the same.) All of this probably leads you to the question, “what’d you do that is so bad to deserve that?” And to that my answer is, I am young and trying to experience life. When you’re a fourteen or fifteen-year-old girl in a small-town high school, there’s not much privacy. Someone’s always watching you and chances are, they either know you or know
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someone who does. News travels fast. I can’t repeat that enough. Secrets aren’t secrets if everyone knows them. And that’s exactly what keeps happening to me. I don’t know about you, but when you are doing something and someone tells you not to do it, it only makes me want to do it that much more. Or make you think you want to. If that makes sense.
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