I'm turning 16 in January 2015 and i know i may be young but trust me I'm pretty intelligent. I have coded and made friends through this. Anyway the purpose for this post is that since the 7th grade til now (sophmore year in highschool) i really want a haircut. I have used scissors on my sideburns alrdy and under my chin. My mom found out about this and slapped me a few times, she also threw out the scissors or hid them. What makes me the most angry is that she plucks her own eyebrows and shaves her legs/arms. If she wants me to be a turbaned sikh so bad maybe she should follow the rules herself. My dad passed away when i was in 7th grade as well. He had a full dhari and kept his hair. He never drank, but all his family members did. My mom's family members mostly all have haircuts and im pretty sure all of them drink. She is trying to make me someone and something i refuse to be. I RESPECT people who keep a turban ALOT! DONT GET ME WRONG. It takes ALOT of strength to keep one! I've drank, smoked and done alot of sins.. I know its not right but i have done it for "fun". This may sound like such a conceited sikh boy but in all honesty i just want to be free. I know that in order to get some freedom i need to give some freedom. My mom has kicked me out of the house for a number of hours and has talked about killing her self over some of my mistakes. She says that when she had me she promsed to the gurus that she would keep my hair. I talked to her about cutting my hair and how depressed i feel about it and her reply is that she will kick me out if i do. I know she probably will but it's something i really want. I dont know whether to wait til i get my license or if that's just another excuse for me..