I can’t seem to find a solution to this. My Dad and Stepmom have been keeping me on “lockdown” because of my insufficient grades and not doing chores, but I have all A’s and B’s (although admittedly more B’s), and I’m really stressed out all the time with varsity sports and trying to figure out my life as a high school junior.
They say that the problem is that I can handle everything on my plate if I just apply myself, but I signed up for three college classes and play a full-time sport, and it’s always taking a toll on me. I try to explain that I’m constantly stressed out and questioning what my motivations for doing all this are, but they only see my pleas as excuses for not doing stuff. Since they are quite strict and don’t let me do anything I want to until everything I know needs to be done is done (which is a lot of large projects, chores, and future homework), I try to sneak around and do stuff like hang out with my friends for an hour or go to bed early and finish homework the next day just to get a break. This leads to them thinking I’m slacking off more and they don’t even have a relationship with me anymore other than to tell me to do something. I’ve tried talking to my parents countless times, to no avail. What do I do?