A Childhood Hobby Turned Nightmare: The Unintended Consequences of Parental Overreach

Diply Social Team
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Remember when you were a kid, and your parents would encourage your hobbies? It's usually a sweet memory, but for one young writer, it turned into a nightmare. They had a passion for writing stories, which started innocently enough with tales about their superhero guinea pig. But as they grew older and their stories evolved, their parents' involvement took a dark turn. 😱🖊️

A Childhood Hobby Takes Flight 🐹💥

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The Birth of a Novelist 📚

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Parents Turn Editors 🖍️

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The Red Pen Strikes ⛔

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The Invasion of Privacy Begins 🕵️

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The Final Straw 🚫

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The Confrontation 💥

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The Fallout 😡

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The Aftermath 🌪️

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The Painful Memory 🖤

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The Lasting Impact 💔

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The Death of a Dream: A Tale of Parental Overreach 🖊️💔

What started as a charming childhood hobby soon turned into a nightmare for our young writer. Their love for writing was met with an overwhelming response from their parents, who took on the role of 'editors'. The parents' relentless 'editing' and invasion of privacy, including reading personal diaries, led to the eventual demise of the writer's passion. The young writer finally confronted their parents, leading to a heated argument and a family fallout. The emotional trauma still haunts them, making it difficult to rekindle their love for writing. Let's see how the internet weighs in on this heartbreaking tale...💔🌐

Empathy and validation for escaping abusive parental control. 🙌

hallec19 | hallec19

Heartbreaking childhood hobby turned nightmare due to parental overreach 😢

sgdoherty | sgdoherty

Parents' harsh criticism of writing hobby: NTA, it's not helpful 🖊️

WolfGoddess77 | WolfGoddess77

Parental criticism can crush childhood aspirations. 😢

Davor_Penguin | Davor_Penguin

NTA. Share your work as you please. Your talents, your choice. 👏

paramoist | paramoist

Heartbreaking story of parental overreach ruining a child's passion 😢

pablo5280 | pablo5280

A nightmare childhood hobby. NTA. Sorry you had to deal.

somebody1765 | somebody1765

"NTA Jesus man, I feel this hard. My parents forced me into choir until i was like 16... because i said i liked it when I was 8 or something. When I quit they (temporarily) kicked me out of the house. I really wish I could go back in time and articulate my feelings better. I would say something along the lines of: 'Guys, encouraging me to develop a skill isn't necessarily a bad thing... But pressuring me is. Now when i write all I can think about is the criticism and breach of trust. I've come to associate that with my writing because of your actions. I'm putting it down for now and focusing my effort on other things. I may or may not pick it up in the future, but if I do I hope you can respect that this is 'my' thing and not yours'" 😔💔

coniferous-1 | coniferous-1

NTA: Heartbreaking account of parental overreach and its devastating consequences 😢

AlunWH | AlunWH

Respecting privacy and artistic growth: NTA for setting boundaries 🎨

duurrrplant | duurrrplant

NTA at all. Overcoming parental criticism to achieve personal success! 🙌

evilsir | evilsir

NTA. Parents' obsession with your writing caused emotional distress. 😯

darthvadersbanana | darthvadersbanana

Cutting out family and pursuing writing for fun. 📚

Theresajanehall | Theresajanehall

Heartbreaking childhood experience turned into adorable superhero guinea pig stories! 😢🐹

adshef | adshef

Crazy dance moms: when a child's hobby becomes a nightmare! 😱

OpossumExpert | OpossumExpert

NTA. Parents exploited talent, apologize not necessary. Don't lose spark! ✍️

in_the_sunshine_i_am | in_the_sunshine_i_am

NTA, abusive parents 'critique' creative choices and invade privacy. 🚫🔍

Wordnerdinthecity | Wordnerdinthecity

NTA, honesty is key. Your work, your control. Find joy!

SqueaksBCOD | SqueaksBCOD

Parents invade OP's privacy, but commenter respects daughter's artistic privacy ❤️

verygoodusername789 | verygoodusername789

Mom's overbearing support turned a passion into a chore 😩

SoulonFire13 | SoulonFire13

NTA Weird and controlling notion that *everything you create is theirs* 😳

awill237 | awill237

NTA. Cooking nightmare turned lemon bars recipe feud. 🤪

LitheXD | LitheXD

NTA. They sound insane. 🤯

Twallot | Twallot

Impressive writing skills, but overzealous parents took it too far 😅

ChangeTheFocus | ChangeTheFocus

NTA. Childhood dream crushed by parents' harsh criticism and invasion of privacy. 😔

SaicoSandwich | SaicoSandwich

Baby boomer parents? You're definitely NTA in this!

gorillachair | gorillachair

Writing makes me hate myself for being a sh*t writer 😞

Lodgik | Lodgik

NTA. Don't let other people steal your joy 😊

Enlightened_Gardener | Enlightened_Gardener

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