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How can I tell my parents that they are pushing me too hard?

Asked by 15barcam (748 points ) July 24th, 2011

I started playing volleyball this year. I am actually REALLY good for playing for a short while, but I am still behind because many kids have been playing for many years. I work extremely hard, considaring I go to volleyball camps every week and I go to all the summer practices at school, I work out, and I have lessons each week with a family friend. The problem is that my parents are trying to get me to do even MORE practices at this open gym thing. I want to get better, but I’m exaughsted as it is. How can I tell my parents that they are expecting me to do more then I can tolerate without them getting disappointed? They are extremely sensitve and don’t seem to get how busy my summer is at the moment. They tell me I’m lazy when I tell them I’m tierd. They love me and want me to do my best, but they just don’t get that there is a limit. Any suggestions on how to get them to understand?

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