Although you may feel like parents and families want to “intrude” on your life, it is really because they care and want to protect you! They have “been there and done that” and therefore can foresee any mishaps that can happen to an impressionable young person like you. While I must admit that some parents go overboard; it is generally because they want to make sure you don’t make the same mistakes they did. And yes, while it is your life and you should be able to make your own mistakes, there are some mistakes that are difficult to undo and can ultimately change your life in a not so positive way. Parents and families want the best for you. They want you to live the best life ever.