Before I start this, I just want to let everyone know that even though my parents can be completely clueless about parenting at times, I still love them very much, so don't go commenting that I'm "ungrateful" or whatever.
My parents are just really strict about everything. I'm 15 years old, a sophomore in high school, and I'm basically not allowed to do anything. I don't have a phone (and therefore no social media or Internet) and my parents refuse to buy me one (we can afford one quite well though) even though every single person in my high school has one, and has had one since they were 12 or 13.
I'm also not allowed to date and if my parents (especially my dad) ever see me talking to a guy they immediately interrogate me about who he is, what we were talking about, and then they remind me that I'm not allowed to date until I'm in college, and sometimes I feel like I can't ever talk to a guy without my parents sticking their noses into it.
Yet another thing I am denied is to hang out with friends. I am allowed to have friends but my parents never let me go out with them without parent supervision. I can't have birthday parties either, or sleepovers, or "girls' day outs". I can't wear makeup either (also not until I'm in college) and I can't wear tank tops, crop tops, shorts, or anything else like that.
I really don't know what to do anymore, I just don't think that I can live like this any longer. I've tried asking my parents to be a little less strict but they keep saying no. I am very responsible and mature, so it's not because of that. I know they have the best intentions for me but sometimes I think they're just taking it too far. For example, whenever I ask my dad if I can have a phone, he laughs in my face and says "Well there's the joke of the day!" or something along those lines. I also have to go to bed at 9:00 EVERY DAY, weekdays, weekends, and even during the summer! They don't allow me to stay up EVER, even if I have homework that I need to finish they say "Whatever, go to bed!" sometimes causing me to have to turn in assignments late. My bedtime is really just way too early and every day I just lie awake in bed and I don't fall asleep till like 11:00.
If there's any research out there that could help change their minds, I'd really appreciate it, really just anything that could help me convince my parents, so thanks for reading!