Hi, guys! I have a quick question that I would like advice/opinions on. Just a little background on me... I am 17 years old, and I have my private pilot's license. I have around 80 hours and am doing some groundwork on my IFR and coordinating with a instructor to start working on my Instrument rating. I actually paid for my private pilot's license myself, I am home schooled so therefore I was able to get a job. Recently my dad and I purchased a Cherokee 180(He paid most of it, but I did contribute some.) with the intention of using it for time building, and some flight training(My dad is working on his ppl). I have around 20 hours in the Cherokee and the rest is in a Cessna 172. My end goal would be a career in aviation, perhaps charter or Airlines. Anyway enough about me. My problem is that my parents do not feel I should take my friends on a plane ride. I think they feel I should be a little older before I do that, or perhaps they are worried about goofing around. I do understand the risk involved with passengers, such as increased chance of distraction. I have flown my family members, and am comfortable with the increased weight and different handling characteristics of more people than just me and my instructor. I do have a passenger briefing outline, so i'm not overly concerned about that part. I do however understand the need for a good briefing, especially with first time flyers. I do believe I am a safe and conscientious pilot, although I think everyone would say that about themselves. I do realize I need to know my limitations, and always be alert to complacency and other hazardous attitudes. And my plan would be to limit myself to just 1 passenger at first, so that there would be less to handle. I would like advice on how to handle this with my parents. I obviously respect and honor their wishes that I don't have passengers. However I would like to know if anyone has had a similar experience, or if they would have a suggestion on how to communicate to them, my side of the issue. For all I know, you guys feel they are correct, and I would welcome that input as well. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!