Parents DESTROY Daughter's Love of Writing With "Helpful" Edits 😱📝

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🖊️ Imagine discovering your passion at a young age, only to have it crushed by the very people who should nurture and support you - your parents. 😢 This is the heartbreaking story of a budding writer whose love for the craft was slowly eroded by overbearing and intrusive parental "editing." 📝 From a 5-year-old's tales of a guinea pig superhero to a 13-year-old's ambitious novel, this young author's journey takes a dark turn when their parents decide to take their role as "editors" to the extreme. 😱 Buckle up for a rollercoaster of emotions as we delve into this writer's struggle to keep their passion alive in the face of constant criticism and invasion of privacy. 💔

🖊️ A Young Writer's Passion 📚

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📝 Ambitious Novel at 13 ✨

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👀 Parents Insist on Reading Everything 🧐

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🖨️ Printing & Marking Up Pages with Red Pens 🔍

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✂️ Crossing Out Paragraphs & Reworking Characters 😤

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😢 "It's good, but..." - 15-20 Minute Critiques 😞

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😭 Mom Cries When Asked to Stop Editing 💔

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🎒 Parents Confiscate Backpack to Find Writing 😠

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📓 Dad Reads Diary Thinking It's a Story 😱

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✍️ Desire to Write Officially Killed at 16 💀

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🤐 Sparing Parents' Feelings with Excuses 🙊

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😡 Parents LOSE IT - Screaming & Yelling 🗣️

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🏃‍♀️ OP Leaves, Gets Texts from Relatives 📱

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🙏 Thank You for the Support! 🤗

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😢 Traumatizing Experience - Dad Reads Diary to Family 📖

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🤬 Parents Take Turns Screaming for an Hour 😱

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😔 Passion for Writing Dead for Good 💔

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😢 Parents' Overbearing "Editing" Kills Young Writer's Passion 💔

This young writer's journey is a cautionary tale of how well-meaning but overbearing parents can unintentionally crush their child's passion. 😔 From constant criticism and unsolicited editing to invading their privacy by reading their diary, these parents took their role as "editors" to a whole new level of toxicity. 🤬 The final straw? Dad reading the writer's diary to the entire family, followed by hours of screaming and threats to publish it online. 😱 It's no wonder this once-passionate writer's desire to create has been extinguished, possibly for good. 💔 Let's see what the internet has to say about this heartbreaking situation... 👀

Supportive comment calls out abusive behavior and encourages self-care 👍

hallec19 | hallec19

Heartbreaking NTA comment, empathizes with OP's parents' insecurities.

sgdoherty | sgdoherty

As a fellow writer, I agree. Parents need to chill 😎

WolfGoddess77 | WolfGoddess77

Parent's criticism destroyed commenter's love for art. NTA.

Davor_Penguin | Davor_Penguin

Protect your creativity! You deserve to share your talent 💪

paramoist | paramoist

Parents pushing kids too hard, killing their love for hobbies 🏀

pablo5280 | pablo5280

Parents' pressure destroyed love for writing, NTA is empathetic 👍

coniferous-1 | coniferous-1

A supportive NTA comment makes OP feel heard and validated 👍

AlunWH | AlunWH

Respect for privacy is crucial for artistic growth 🤓

duurrrplant | duurrrplant

Professional writer sympathizes with OP, advises emotional distance from parents.

darthvadersbanana | darthvadersbanana

Sh*tty parental criticism fueled writer's success 🤬📝🚀

evilsir | evilsir

Encouraging words and hope for the future of the writer 👏

Theresajanehall | Theresajanehall

Parents ruin daughter's love for writing. Commenter relates to crazed dance moms.

OpossumExpert | OpossumExpert

Encouraging comment about the sad reality of parental criticism.

adshef | adshef

Editor validates OP's decision to pursue writing despite parents' abuse.

Wordnerdinthecity | Wordnerdinthecity

Don't apologize for setting boundaries with your parents. NTA 👏

in_the_sunshine_i_am | in_the_sunshine_i_am

Taking control of your work is important for creativity 👍

SqueaksBCOD | SqueaksBCOD

Invading privacy of kids' art is wrong 👍

verygoodusername789 | verygoodusername789

Reclaiming autonomy from controlling parents in the kitchen 🙌

LitheXD | LitheXD

Parental interference ruined commenter's love for photography. 💫

SoulonFire13 | SoulonFire13

Impressive writing skills to endure parents' extensive edits 💪

ChangeTheFocus | ChangeTheFocus

NTA. Similar experience with drawing. Parents destroyed confidence with criticism 😔

SaicoSandwich | SaicoSandwich

Don't let others steal your joy in creating art 😊

Enlightened_Gardener | Enlightened_Gardener

Parents' controlling behavior is bizarre and concerning. NTA.

awill237 | awill237

Parent's destructive behavior questioned with humor and empathy 😂

quincess | quincess

Feeling like a 'shit writer' due to parental criticism. NTA.

Lodgik | Lodgik

Heartbreaking story of parental discouragement, but don't give up writing! ❤

proassassin00 | proassassin00

Controlled creativity can kill passion 🎶

pukui7 | pukui7

Parents take the joy out of hobbies with unrealistic business goals 😔

S8tanicToaster | S8tanicToaster

Parents' destructive editing crushed daughter's love of writing. NTA.

JadeSpade23 | JadeSpade23

Honesty is the best policy, but not everyone can handle it 😱

bluebell435 | bluebell435

Encouraging NTA comment highlights damaging effects of obsessive parents on children's creativity 👏

Wolfy-Corpse | Wolfy-Corpse

Taking solitary walks can help recapture your muse 👨🏻💻🤓

Arsenicinchickenmeat | Arsenicinchickenmeat

Don't spare their feelings when they invade your privacy. Cut them off.

CrypticBogBadger | CrypticBogBadger

Respecting privacy is key, parents crossed a line. NTA 👍

TiMe2KiLL1313 | TiMe2KiLL1313

Encouraging short stories with illustrations could have been profitable. NTA.

AnimalLover38 | AnimalLover38

Parents' pressure to become famous writer destroyed daughter's hobby. NTA.

sukinsyn | sukinsyn

A helpful suggestion to protect your writing privacy 👍

Asobimo | Asobimo

Encouraging reply to discouraged writer. Pick up the pen! 📝

Hollybanger45 | Hollybanger45

Parents kill daughter's writing talent with 'helpful' edits. NTA

justcallmephil35 | justcallmephil35

The impact of parents' criticism on children's passions 😢

thenodemaster1 | thenodemaster1

Supportive comment condemns abusive parents and their 'helpful' edits.

Lemon123-- | Lemon123--

NTA. Share this post on Facebook to show your family.

Cyb0rg-SluNk | Cyb0rg-SluNk

Encouragement and empathy for a writer whose parents ruined her hobby 👍

babamum | babamum

NTA. Commenter suggests mental illness as cause of strange behavior.

JaneRenee | JaneRenee

Parents crossed a line by invading privacy and ruining creativity.

flci | flci

A writer shares their experience with destructive criticism from parents.

kaitou1011 | kaitou1011

Encouragement is key! Lack of recognition can kill creativity 👍

LadyCatTree | LadyCatTree

Parents crushed daughter's creativity with harmful edits and critiques 😱

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Overbearing parents can destroy a child's love for hobbies 👨🏻‍🎤

Kissing_Stars | Kissing_Stars

Helicopter parents can cause more harm than good. 😓

dissociated97 | dissociated97

Respectful validation of NTA's experience with intrusive parents. 👏

ArcWolf713 | ArcWolf713

Controlling parents killed her writing spirit, NTA for blocking relatives 👏

FondofFrogs | FondofFrogs

Mom's insistence & dissection killed my love for writing 😢

nerdalesca | nerdalesca

Parents ruin daughter's love for writing 😱📝. They deserved it.

Laxilus | Laxilus

Reclaim your passion for writing, share or keep it private 👍

aspiegamer95 | aspiegamer95

Parents' pressure killed OP's love of writing. Definitely NTA 👍

pandora_0924 | pandora_0924

Respectful comment encourages writer to reclaim passion for writing 👏

yerroslawsum | yerroslawsum

Supportive comment receives no replies, but plenty of validation.

ApostatePipe | ApostatePipe

Empathetic response to overbearing parents stifling creativity. 🥺

simmithemon | simmithemon

Write a book to spite abusive parents? NTA, but petty 😂

Qwerty-03 | Qwerty-03

Encouraging parents vs discouraging parents. NTA's experience.

Aftermath82 | Aftermath82

Parents' lack of respect for boundaries ruins daughter's passion. NTA.

Unidentifiedten | Unidentifiedten

Grandmother's edits crushed writer's spirit instead of helping improve skills 😢

Traveling_Piggy | Traveling_Piggy

Personal writing is sacred. NTA for keeping it private. 📝

Luwe95 | Luwe95

Recovering from parental abuse of power and privacy as a writer 📝

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Empathetic NTA comment points to narcissistic parenting and recommends subreddit.

geishageishageisha | geishageishageisha

Self-reflection was key to improving writing, NTA 👍

Clickforfreebeer | Clickforfreebeer

NTA. Keep writing! 📝 Curious if your parents were helicopter types?

chunkychapstick | chunkychapstick

Parents crush daughter's writing passion with unhelpful edits. NTA.

ImAlreadyTracerBoii | ImAlreadyTracerBoii

Empathetic Redditor encourages OP to keep writing despite abusive parents 👏

Book_Hoarding_Dragon | Book_Hoarding_Dragon

Encouragement for writer whose parents killed their passion 👏

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Supportive comment about dealing with narcissistic parents. 👍

amandaflash | amandaflash

Heartfelt response to parent's abusive editing, offers support 😢❤️

Suedeltica | Suedeltica

A fellow programmer empathizes with OP, encourages to keep writing. 👍

Iwilleaturnuggetsuwu | Iwilleaturnuggetsuwu

Shitty parents destroy daughter's love for writing 😞 NTA

AngelDust1234 | AngelDust1234

Encouraging words and NTA support for discouraged writer 👍

hazebaby | hazebaby

Don't let helicopter parents ruin your love for writing 📝

CJsopinion | CJsopinion

Parents destroy child's creativity to make profit 📝

IWannaManatee | IWannaManatee

Supportive commenter suggests helpful subreddit for OP's situation.

iambapy | iambapy

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