So I got the call today. I had told my parents (after 5 months) that I was day trading and I was down a bit of money. Finally, my dad called me about it. I don't blame him, but I don't expect him to understand where I'm coming from and what I'm doing. He's a traditional hard worker and sees this as a "get rich quick scheme" so it's probably scary for him. People fear what they don't understand.
I'm glad he called me because I know that he cares about me and the choices I make. I'm glad I have my perspective because he kept using the word "gambling." Apparently our family has a history of gambling a lot and losing (didn't know that). But that isn't going to stop me from pushing forward. I see this as an opportunity to grow my account and grow my future. I don't see it as throwing money away. Each dollar I lose is another lesson that I learn.
I wish I could be winning and up a lot of money just so I could tell them that I know what I'm doing, but it's probably better this way so they can see me go from a losing streak to working harder and winning and creating the future that I want. I want them to see my change through the time of life and see where I can go and what I can do. I wish the best for all of you feeling pressure from your family also. Don't be mad, they're doing it because they love you, and no matter how many times you explain it, they just won't get it. That's not their fault. Just do your best and let the results prove your work.