You know what grinds my gears? When parents compare you to your friends. It's okay for parents to want to you be better at something, but please use a blueprint in your head, don't pull it out of thin air just because you see another person you like.
My mom tells me have more manners like Khoa. I like Khoa, don't get me wrong. I DO wish I could be as well mannered as him and could speak better Vietnamese and approach adults better. He's a good guy. I just don't like that my mom tells me I should be more like that when she clearly has never told me what to do before until a model citizen comes along.
I said "yes mom I'll try to be better". But really I thought how I could counter the parent's comparisons. I could douche it up and tell my mom "hey why can't you be funny like Jon's mom?" or "hey why can't you cook better like Vincent's mom?".
Guys, let's not do this to our kids in the future.