How do you get your parents to stop breathing down your neck?

My parents are very strict and tight about money, and although I know that I should start saving now that I have a job, I've had things that I've wanted to pay for and so my money from three days of work is more or less gone - but it's okay, I feel, because I will eventually pay off the "debt" that I should to save money. My mum will not let it go though, and though I've admitted that I've been a little irresponsible, she can't seem to understand that I'm happy to makes these choices whilst I can, because I'm sixteen, only going to live once, and right now would just like to live the best sixteen year old life I can - I'm fed up of them forcing on me what's ahead of me in the future, all these responsibilities.. maybe I would regret not listening to them full stop but it's just so much pressure that I'd rather not deal with right now, because at the moment I have basically all the freedom I could have, and I hate that it feels like they're taking it away from me. I just want them to stop repeating the same argument, let me make my own mistakes and decisions, and if it's not something they'd do then.. well. so what really?
By 14 years ago :: Family (Extended)
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