Parents Respect Your Children

by Mariam C

I have an advice to give to all the parents in India. I know I'm younger to you all (with due respect to all the parents)...please never doubt on your children. It is a hell kind of feeling.

Please give freedom. Even if you are giving freedom, don't take it back. 'Cause who knows, maybe we are grown up enough to take care of ourselves. You parents always think that you are elder and you know life better than us. But you are wrong. Even we have learned many things and we girls know what is life and what are boys. I myself is a person who is very ugly looking, fat, etc. So there are no boys who like talking to me. But my mother always thinks that I'm going around with somebody, which is not true at all. The more I cry now, the more my mom will cry in future, only because she doesn't trust me! That's ok. I have no problems 'cause one day will come when my mom will come crying to me!

What all I have written in this story are all my true feelings. But I'm sorry if my sentences are wrong, 'cause I have no mood to do it. But still I'm doing it for all the parents to know in India. I end my story here. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.

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