Are they OK with you doing blackhat IM? My parents completely forbid me from making money online. (not that it works) My dad say that I am too stupid to make money without going to university and I will get scammed online. (exact wording in our language) I don't blame him because this whole thing is really hard to explain to him. To him it's all about going to a good university, get good grade and have a career. That's all he know. However, it's just sad that sometime people can say hurtful things to their loved ones if they don't share the same opinion.