Sleep in on Sunday until 2 p.m. from that nasty hangover? Order in Chinese takeout four times a week? You don't need to tell your parents. "You[r] parents are older and grew up in a different world or perhaps a different culture. The rules, possibilities, and opportunities were different," said Mendoza. We now have so much more freedom to live our lives the way we want to, but so many of the things we choose to indulge in are often not in agreement with our parents' ideals. "And even though that's fine, it might make your parents feel uncomfortable, frustrated, and even constantly worried for you. You know you're parents. Communicate to them what they can handle," she said.