I've been having this problem, ever since I was around 12 years old. I came to Canada at the age of 3, and of course, I am almost full chinese descent. My parents are basically your "ideal" asian parents, with the traditions and everything.
That's the problem though. I've always wanted to live my own life, cuz I feel like my parents are controlling my life. Them and their stupid morales always keep me from doing things that I enjoy doing, stuff like:
They want to know everything about my life (like if I wanted to go to the movies, they would want to know what movie i'm watching, what it's about, the rating, who's going, if there are girls, the time of the movie, and then they would have to arrange to bring me there and back even though it's within my ability to get there myself with my friends)
They're so strict on friends (they won't let me date until I'm in university, and when they caught me with a girlfriend one time we had to break up because of them, and they even banned some of my friends from coming to my house because they think that they're bad influences for me)
They believe in this thing that if they let me do one thing, I can't do another because I'm apparently asking for too much (if I go to soccer one day, I won't be able to hangout with friends the next even if I don't have anything to do the next day)
Basically, they're the type of parents that believe that kids just sit in class quietly and watch the teacher while copying down notes at school, and the ideal form of hanging out with friends is by coming over and playing video games and sports (that might be fun, but they don't know anything about parties, clubs, and stuff). It's like they're completely oblivious, and I'm being held back. I'm 15, and in my second year of high school, and I've never even been to a high school party yet! That's rediculous.
It's getting to the point where I can't stand listening to them talk, and rediculing me for the littlest reasons (like leaving socks on the ground, not putting shoes back on the rack, etc.). The problem also is, when I try to tell them, they think I'm not mature enough to have freedom and they think I'm not focused enough on school (even though I'm getting around 90 averages and they're still controlling my life), and when I try to compare my friends, they say that every family has their own rules. But, I respect them as my parents, and I would never do anything like running away from home or something stupid like that. I want them to understand that I'm losing my social life cuz of them, and I don't want to be the only kid I know who is forced to hangout with his parents every weekend and have them know where I am at every point in my life.
Sorry for the long writing, but those are my feelings. I really need some advice, cuz I want to get my life back on track and do the things that I want to do (soccer, work-out, friends).