I'm 24 years old and can't stand living at home. My parents are consverative and strict. I'm at an age when I should be leaving home. I was a straight A student and have never done drugs or been pregnant. Why can't my parents understand that at 24 I want to grow up? Why don't they want me to ever leave home? I'm a mature adult and have a job and car. All I get is screaming and verbal abuse from them. Why is this?