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I Am Stricter Than My Parents Were

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    As a stepmother who married into a stricter

    family, I've tried very hard to provide consistency for my stepdaughter. She's 11 now. Other strict parents have suggested ways that I could tighten certain rules and behaviors, but I wonder if she might be too old to make things stricter than she's been used to. Does anyone...
    Annie1899 Annie1899 26-30, F 14 Responses Feb 1

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    Strict parents raise sneaky children!

    !!! My mum was a teacher and was quite strict and negative thinking My dad on the other hand was extremely cool and would talk my mum around to anything even lie for me I'm a lot closer to my dad and I don't get on with my mum and she regrets this now But it's true what they...
    Turtleisland97 Turtleisland97 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 15, 2014

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    I wish my own parents had been stricter in

    teaching me Christian morals and behaviour and I hope to give my own children much more positive and clear guidance. I believe it a parents duty to explain morality to children and to encourage them to behave properly, to be polite and from a Christian perspective to reject...
    MrsSThomas MrsSThomas 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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    So, I'm not a parent yet,

    but I am a lot more disciplining with children than my parents were with me. I know what I did to exploit my parents so I can see it coming from younger kids. I just wish my parents had been stricter with me sometimes. Taught me some discipline, etc. Would have been nice.
    JohnVBlackburn JohnVBlackburn 18-21, M Oct 15, 2014

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    I started as a spanker at age 14 looking

    for new friends in michigan
    christlerscott christlerscott 56-60, M 3 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    I am a parent. I'm shocked at how most parents

    I know have no rules at the house or anyplace else. Their kids runaround and played 24/7 At my house playtime is earned, it's not just given to my daughter. She has homework, her chores, Reading time, etc. If she is good and she's earned it she gets to play. Rule are important...
    DoMyBest DoMyBest 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 3

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    I Am A Strict Older Brother

    I just feel have to protect my little sis considered now there a lot of things danger her? She is 15 and I am afraid something bad happened to her, so I didn't allowed her to wear provocative outfit, no short if she want to go by public transport , and I do selective in her boy...
    Rhyinlander Rhyinlander 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2013

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    I don't know how unique my case is, but I lost both of my parents very early in life. My mom died when I was 18, my grandma died the next year and my dad died when I was 22. My...
    xtrishax xtrishax 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    my parents were visiting last week and they come around every 3 weeks every month , my little brother lives with me because my parents live in Mexico (they have a company there...
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    Today one of my good friends found out how bad my parents were. She asked how did I come from that and was completely surprised. I was glad. God saved me from following the route...
    queenjellyfish queenjellyfish 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I am widowed and raising 3 kids by myself. i have to work shifts to make enough money to allow us a good life. to make this work everyone has to pull their weight and help in the...
    MotherofDevils MotherofDevils 36-40, F 8 Responses Mar 24

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    Last year I was 18 and I kinda broke every piece of fine china that we own. I was running from one of my friends who I woke up by slapping him with whip cream and I smashed the...
    1Thatonedudeyouknow 1Thatonedudeyouknow 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    My parents are much stricter with me than with my stupid sister, it's not fair.
    erik2000erik200 erik2000erik200 13-15, M Apr 2

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    I would like to start at the beginning. When i was growing up I must of seen my dad hit my mom at least a dozen times from the ages of 5 to 16. These were never full on beatings...
    heymatt99 heymatt99 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I should probably title this "I should have went to college" instead because at least I'd be somewhere else. It's been almost a year now since I've graduated high school and after...
    distortedreality3423 distortedreality3423 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    I don't tend to use the Internet for this kind of stuff but in the circumstance I guess I'll try it. Us werewolves have been getting better at hiding so it's been hard to find one...
    letthewolfout letthewolfout 26-30, M 1 Response 43 mins ago

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    I am 22 and I was brainwashed into going to the local university which is okay ranked after being accepted into a much better school. My parents have brainwashed and controlled me...
    wfurlow2 wfurlow2 22-25, M Mar 27

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    Growing up I had (and to some extinct still do) protective helicopter parents. I feel the only reason that justifies that behavior from them is that I was born a preemie. But I...
    beccaishere89 beccaishere89 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    so sonce I was adopted at the age of 12 so in 6th grade I used to live with 2 parents that would make me laugh and happy. Sadly they were invloved in a drug bust in california and...
    shadow4483 shadow4483 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 5

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    Note: If you are asian then you will most likely be able to relate to this. I lobe my parents, but at the same time I hate them. My parents are very mentally abusive. For as...
    saeteurn saeteurn 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Yesterday while I was at work they called and ordered supper, pizza, and when I got home and asked if I could have a slice they said I should get a pizza with my own hard earned...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T Apr 12

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    Please god don't let me be anything like either set of parents. My birth parents, well ones dead, and the other would rather spend money on drugs than acknowledge my existence. My...
    damnitskaity damnitskaity 16-17, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    A large majority of my friends only live with one of their parents now as their parents got divorced. Its so common nowadays know body is even shocked when someone says that their...
    SilkyDoughnut SilkyDoughnut 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Honestly, my mom should have gotten an abortion while she was pregnant with me because her and my dad are the worst. Matter a fact, why didn't they just leave me lost around the...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm going to be 15 next week. It was my best friends birthday and they were going to eat out at an fast food place literally two roads away. I said I wasn't coming because my...
    lifeismeh lifeismeh 13-15, F Mar 27

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    In My Mother's Eyes As the moonlight drifted through my window, Its pearled light casted an image on the wall of my room, I see her in a perfect glance, in perfect timing, I...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I am the result of my dad getting fired from his job nearly 22 years ago... Thank you, mom and dad, for keeping me and providing me with an environment that was stable. Thank you...
    darnaby darnaby 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I'm new to the site but I like many was given spankings growing up. I also am sure we all thought they were so terrible back then and would never spank our children. I am saying...
    jake5643 jake5643 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    yes i did well at least they were to me and my sisters not to my older brother. they always spanked me when is said that i fell in love with someone cause they were full blow...
    ultimatewedgiegodess ultimatewedgiegodess 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    My parents used corporal punishment often while raising me all the way up until I was 18 and joined the military. I am 24 now and I realize that the way I was raised is detrimental...
    lc225 lc225 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    little artist this morning when I woke up I went to check on the kids to see if they were up. they were not in there room so I continue to the play room where I found them...
    Morten777 Morten777 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I love my parents. They can be sweet and nice, but they aren't supportive and they can be verbally abusive at times. My parents fight a lot over small things. My mom is a control...
    Lunangelia Lunangelia 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Really don't know if you could call them "parents". More like the guy who got the woman pregnant who gave birth to me. Both were and still are drug users and were arrested several...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    today in while playing in the garden this both Peter(3) and Ida(4) had been sick but today they were fresh again and because of the wether was good we let them play in the garden...
    Morten777 Morten777 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My parents are both alcoholics who should have never ended up together. I'm grateful that they gave birth to my brother and I and I'm so happy to be alive, but living with them is...
    cassi5253 cassi5253 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have very old fashioned parents. They believe in respect, discipline and roles within the household. Children and adults are clearly separated. The adults tell the children what...
    taylorcollison taylorcollison 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 21

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    I have very old fashioned parents. They believe in respect, discipline and roles within the household. Children and adults are clearly separated. The adults tell the children what...
    taylorcollison taylorcollison 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I honestly don't know what I'd do without them. I'm so thankful to have such amazing parents who love me & support me through everything. Love them more than life itself <3
    victoriaal0ve victoriaal0ve 18-21, F Mar 21

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