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Dear Therapist

I’m not a child anymore

I’ve had to come from university cause of the pandemic, and honestly the toughest part of being home are my parents! It’s ridiculous to think that they have given me all that independence, sent me to another city and didn’t have a clue about what I was doing and now they want me to account for every hour! It’s irritating and I do not know what to do!

A grown child!

Most university students have had to come back given the current pandemic and are struggling to get along with their family at home. Simple things like what to eat, how to eat, or what to do with their day have all become points of discussion with their parents. I get it, your parents still think of you as the same little kid who they sent of to university and they do not understand or want to understand you have grown up!
Well then help them understand…
It’s easier to sit in your room and maintain that distance from your parents but that’s going to make them more curious and irritate them. Try sitting in common spaces for a few hours every day, help out at home with the regular chores and try helping them with the cooking. Notice the word is help – which means you do not take the lead at this moment. Once they see you actively taking responsibility at home their need to parent you will reduce. They need to see you’ve grown up and can do things independently for them to start treating you as an adult.

Meet your therapist
Priyanka Varma Clinical Psychologist
She believes emotional and mental health care are at the very core of us experiencing happiness in our life. Her qualifications include a Masters in Clinical Psychology and in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Priyanka enjoys working with young adults and understanding life as it changes with intrusions like the internet and the pandemic. Above everything else her true love is homemade chocolate cake.

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