Dear Dr. Know, There are too many rules!
At 6: 00 a. m. my mom says, "Get up now and make your bed!"
After breakfast, my mom always says,
"Don't leave the dirty dishes in the kitchen! "
After that, I run to school because I can't be late.
At school, we have more rules
—don't be noisy, don't eat in class,
My dad says I can't play basketball after school because I must do my homework.
I can play only on weekends.
After dinner, I can't relax either.
I must read a book before I can watch TV.
But I have to go to bed before 10: 00.
Rules, rules, rules! It's terrible!
What can I do, Dr. Know?
Molly Brown, New York
Dear Molly, I know how you feel.
People always tell us,
"Don't do this! " or "You can't do that! "
But think about it, Molly.
There are a lot of things you can do.
You can play basketball on weekends.
You can watch TV after you read a book.
Parents and schools are sometimes strict,
but remember, they make rules to help us.
We have to follow them.
Good luck! Dr. Know