Mothers are supposed to protect their children.
That part is true. When a child is young, they need a mother or guardian to look after them and care for them and there is nothing toxic about that. A mother is always worried about her child no matter where her child is. It is a natural instinct. We are always worried about the people we love the most, especially when they are not near or in sight. Checking up on your kids and keeping up with their well-being is not a bad thing at all. However, some mothers are a little too strict when it comes to “protecting” their children and breach the child’s privacy which is extremely wrong. Sure, they can have curfews and some rules around the house but there should be a limit. Otherwise, you are just controlling your child and making them despise you in return. Every child needs their own privacy and mothers should respect their boundaries, especially if they are not little kids anymore. This Reddit user shared her story of her mother losing it when she lost access to her daughter’s current location. She asked who was wrong in the situation, so scroll down below and decide for yourself:
She asked the Reddit community if she was wrong for telling her mom that her behaviour was borderline controlling.
She is 19 years old and lives on her own. She pays her own debts and bills.
She is a hard-working girl and she saved herself enough money to buy a new phone. She shifted from an iPhone to an Android phone, which does not have tracking apps.
Her mother had a habit of tracking her location ever since she was in school to make sure she was not lying about where she was going. This made the situation between the mother and daughter too strained and she moved out.
Her mother caused a scene when she turned off the car’s GPS as well.
When her mother found out she would not be able to track her phone anymore, she had a panic attack.
Her mother caused a lot of chaos to convince her to not change her phone. But the daughter fought back and told her to back off because she is a grown adult now and no one else’s parents do this.
Eventually, her mother came down to calling her names and accusing her of things she did not do.
Then she finally asked Reddit if she was wrong for calling her mother overbearing.
In my opinion, the mother’s parenting is very toxic and controlling. This type of behaviour can have a very adverse effect on children. The girl did well by putting her mother in her place.
This is what other Redditors had to say:
Everyone sided with the girl.
This is just pure manipulation.
What do you think? Is the girl right or wrong for doing so? Share your opinions with us in the comments below.