Exactly. Except my parents were opposite. I knew them to be reasonable and non-alarmist. If they warned me about something, I took it seriously.
I think the only thing they ever actually flat-out forbade me from doing was riding a motorcycle.* And when I became an adult, they asked me to please not do it. I’m 38 and I still haven’t ever been on a motorcycle. I figure that they only ever asked me not to do that one thing, so I’m happy to accommodate them.
That said, I agree with the others–my response would depend on how serious the consequences of the action would be.
*Please don’t hijack this thread into a discussion of the relative dangers of motorcycles. My parents’ request may or may not have been logical but I’ll honor it in any case.