Any scripts or experiences on how to explain to my mom why im sensitive my family talking loudly but not my music? When they get too rowdy I play music and my mom thinks I'm just being a brat
“The conversations that happen in a large gathering like that aren’t just loud, they’re chaotic and unpredictable and I find that unpredictability stressful. Listening to my music helps me regulate that because it’s something predictable and something I can control.”
It’s also worth noting that it’s possible part of the reason your mom is bothered by it is because listening to your music at a social gathering is viewed as rude, so if you were able to offer alternatives (such as getting to set a playlist for background music for events your mom hosts or being able to disappear to your room/the bathroom/the car for ten minutes when things get too rowdy) that might also help your mom be more accepting.