I read Dear Abby almost every day.  This one made me laugh out loud, especially the signature "Emotionally Abused", get real!   I couldn't help but share this.   I have a 13 year old daughter who attends Catholic school, so this really hit home.  This is pretty much her life.  We read the article together and she was OK with everything because she has been raised with these expectations.   She's the one who did the underlining.  To her that was the most excessive thing.   She knows she's not going on any car dates before she's 16, and yes, we will be checking the driver's license.   So no, I'm not an emotional abuser, looks like I'm only a strict tyrant, and my daughter still loves me.