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Posted in Working Mothers on 26th April 2012

how can i get my mom to control herself?
so i don’t know why, but recently my mom has overreacted to everything more than usual. the fact that she already overreacts alot more than other moms is already bad but recently shes been always getting mad over dumb things and she is constantly shouting at me to do this and do that. she doesnt even ask me to do it. she commands me with a threat like “take out the trash or ill cut off your fingers” And i know shes been working hard being a ‘single’ mom but she overreacts over everything. i always talk to her with respect even when she shouts at me like that with that death glare kind of threat but i cant do everything she “asks” at once and when i tell her that she just shouts “SHUT UP!!”. she thinks when i dont reply with “yes mother” then its considered “talking balk to her” or “attitude” and everytime i dont reply with “yes mother” when she tells me something, she shouts at me or screams at me. not just a normal scream but the type of scream as if someone has just died or has been slaughtered to the extreme. and she does this EVERY DAY. she threatens to nearly kill me everyday. and when she does hit me, even though it doesnt hurt that much, my human reaction is to block it right?? so when block her hits, she thinks im “hitting” her. i tell her “no mom, its just my reaction to block when someone attacks me” then she tells me to “SHUT UP” and starts screaming at me as if im the one who is beating her. then i get punished for supposedly “beating her” when all i did was block her beating me. so even though i show her my respect, she takes things WAYY over the limit. I dont wanna do anything stupid like “call the police” or “call parent abuse” even though i know if i did call any of those, just seeing at what she does, they’ll def. know shes a “crazy” parent. what are some things i can do? btw, my mom is asian. just fyi

Best answer(s):

Answer by Satan
Actually, those are your only options. I would tell you to ask her what problems she has experienced, but the way you described her, it would clearly start something ugly. So either call parent abuse or continue to put up with her, your choice.

Answer by star
I understand what you’re saying. I lived it. That mom never changes. She may put it away when others are around, or be good here and there, but it always creeps back out.

If you have a relative you feel close to, call and ask if you can come live with them. Just tell them what you’ve told us here. Ask for their confidence first, and not to discuss it with your mom. Sometimes a good friend’s parents will take you in. Another option is to talk to your school counselor or a trusted teacher to get yourself some help to deal with the problem. Or you can call a national hotline for teens. Here’s one I found for you: http://www.pamf.org/teen/hotlines.html Call the one listed under Abuse, cause that’s what’s going on. You can call for help to talk to someone, not to report your mom.

Unless you’re completely against it, you could start thinking about joining the military soon ~ to get out of there. Just a thought.

Good luck.

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