How do I get my dad to stop being so protective of me just because I'm a young mum?

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Jodi - posted on 08/22/2012

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No, I checked her profile ;)

But actually, maybe she's 17 now. Either that or she stuffed up when she wrote her profile, because 1995 would make her 17.......

Who knows, but let's just say, her profile said she was 15 with one baby and another on the way. I don't blame her dad for being protective.

Firebird - posted on 08/22/2012

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My guess Dove, is that there was a post somewhere under the title, but it got deleted after Jodi's response.

Firebird - posted on 08/22/2012

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Make good choices. Prove to him that you are capable of being responsible and, over time, he won't feel the need to be so protective. It's as simple as that.

Jodi - posted on 08/22/2012

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You're 15. He is still your dad. You have shown (by getting pregnant so young) that you still need a parent to be protective of you. What is your dad doing that you have issue with?



I am still protective of my 15 year old, and trying to teach him to make good choices. Having a baby doesn't change that protectiveness of a parent, and if anything, shows that you have made some bad choices, and he just wants to make sure you don't repeat those mistakes.

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Dove - posted on 08/22/2012

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Where did you get her age, Jodi?



I agree with both these ladies. You being a mom does not stop him from being a dad. If you are under 18... He's got GREAT reason to want to be VERY protective of you. He probably feels as if he's failed (I know I would if my child had a baby so young) you and he's trying to make up for that. Prove to him that you are capable of making grown up decisions and with time he will hopefully realize that you know what you're doing and he can back off a little.

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