I am 14 years old, I am from a not very developed country, which is far from such concepts as programming.

I really like programming, so I started doing it 3 years ago. During this time I gained experience in web full-stack programming, but my family does not understand my progress and says that I play with the computer, or that I'm scrolling social networks.

How can I explain to them that I am not wasting my time?

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    Is your family saying that you shouldn't be using the computer or using it so much? Or are they just not understanding what you are learning?
    – DaveG
    Jun 2, 2022 at 2:29
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    Hi! Welcome to Interpersonal Skills! Could you tell us which region/culture/country you belong to, and what did they say when you tried explaining that? Answering these questions can help provide the best suitable answers.
    – A J
    Jun 2, 2022 at 4:39
  • Maybe just explain to (and show!) them what you're doing? And compare it to real life examples, websites they may be familiar with for one.
    – MiG
    Jun 2, 2022 at 6:38
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    @DaveG they don't understand what i'm doing and think that I'm lying to them
    – vzgo pro
    Jun 2, 2022 at 7:28
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    @MiG I tried but they say if I don’t study well at school (it’s true) then how can I create websites, they think that only the smartest can do something useful behind the at computer
    – vzgo pro
    Jun 2, 2022 at 7:31


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