As nothing more than a young teenager, I have been exposed to a rather happy, unhappy, healthy childhood, and the gateway to teenhood was not much different and still isn't. However, there's one thing that bugs me: and that is the inability to talk back to your parents.

I'm not saying we should snap at them. They're your parents, and it's never good to yell at them. What I'm trying to get across is, they always hush you and snap at you when you're trying to make a valid argument. Even if you state something in a very calm and collective fashion, backing up your debate, they will always make some kind of excuse to yell at you. And this applies to alot of adults, not just parents.

The reason I bring this up is because of a certain happening early today. I'm getting signed up into a new school, and we drove there to check out the place. I already had seen the place before. My brother was there, and I didn't want to miss out on his project he was doing, but nonetheless, I was feeling very sick and very tired. I did not argue in the least bit - I was just disgruntled feeling and was not afraid to show it. Whenever my parents brought it up, I said I was fine and that I was just tired and didn't see a real reason why I had to come. Suddenly, out of the blue, my dad says in a very harsh tone that I don't want to be here, which triggered my mom, who snapped at me. I tried to argue on the defense of my own case (my dad, after all, was the one who set her off with what he said) but she hushed me and left me with nothing to say and I shut my mouth, without a choice.

You'd be annoyed in that situation too, wouldn't you?