My parents do not want me to get a job because they do not want me to be self sufficient. I take care of myself and my little sister while attending school but since they will not allow me to get a job how do I prove that I can take care of myself?
Allow? If you are 18 you are a adult with all the rights and responsibilities under Virginia Law. If younger your are an infant and unless emaciated do not have those rights.
Well, if you really were ready to be self-sufficient, you could convince your parents to let you work and go to school and help with your sister. Try approaching the conversation in a way that is compelling for your parents.
Another alternative is to await your 18th birthday and move out.
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