|Ways to Deal With Parents
Author: PurpleSnowflake PM
You know you want to read it.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 3,749 - Reviews: 3 - Updated: 02-22-13 - Published: 01-24-13 - id: 3095074
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Lying: Sneaking Out
Of course, there is much more to sneaking out besides dealing with parents. But, this is only covering that particular section of the process. Sneaking out is complex, and the reason so many teenagers get caught is because they don't think it through.
The coolest way to handle it is to actually not 'sneak out'. Why lie to your parents if it isn't necessary? Sure, maybe it's fun, but this way there's no worry about getting caught, and the same fun ensues. It's an interesting concept, avoiding all the secret planning and sneaking out without parents knowing. Here's how it works.
Hands down, the best way to handle it is to know ahead of time. If it's a random two in the morning text message to sneak out, this won't work. But, if the sneaking out is planned a few hours ahead of when it will actually happen, then this method is perfect. The old-fashioned, "I'm going to get tampons," excuse is horrible. Not only does it only work for girls, but honestly if the girl is gone more than twenty minutes, the parents will become suspicious. After all, how long does it really take to go pick up tampons? And what fun could even happen in such a short time period? So instead of that, a better option is the friend excuse. Something along these lines:
"I really need to leave. It's an emergency."
"What? Wait, why? No, you can't just leave-"
"It's an emergency! -friend's name- just texted me and he/she is going through something really tough right now. I'm just being a good friend by going over there to hang out with them. They really need someone right now, probably to get their mind off of it."
"Oh, what happened?"
This can be responded to in a multitude of ways. It could be a break-up, depending on how much the parents know about that particular friend's life. Avoid going somewhere drastic, like saying there was a death in the family, because heaven forbid, the parents might send out a sympathy card or some other horrid response, which would obviously screw everything up. Another option is to say that the friend wasn't specific, but that they just wanted to be with a friend. The more serious it seems, the more likely the parent is to understand.
Will this work 100% of the time? No. It depends on the parents, and also what mood they might be in that day.
Let's say there isn't any time to have this conversation with the parents. Maybe they went to sleep, maybe it was a two o' clock text with no warning. This one really doesn't have to do with lying or dealing with parents, it's all up to the kid to make it out and in of the house the best way possible, being extremely quiet, not staying for too long of a time, knowing how their parents sleep, etc. However, there is something that will involve lying to parents.
Getting caught is scary. The problem is, it can't really be denied that the teen did something wrong, because in a parent's eyes, even if there was a good excuse, sneaking out is still wrong. Getting into trouble is hard to avoid at that point. The best option is not to break down and beg for forgiveness, which is what most choose to do. The best option is actually to act upset, but begging for forgiveness will only make the parent feel even more powerful and more in charge, making them more likely to impose an unfortunate punishment. Act slightly remorseful, acknowledge that it wasn't a good thing, be a bit upset. Is it a perfect method? No, but it's the best way out.
Good luck, and have fun on the night out.