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I Had A Strict Mother Growing Up

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    Mine Had To Be

    If Mom hadn't been strict when we were growing up, the household would have been wild and in chaos. My Daddy was an alcoholic. All during my formative and growing up years, he drank and then, as the evening wore on, he got mean, then meaner. I tried to beat him to bed so I...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response May 21, 2013

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    ceruleanwaters ceruleanwaters 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Oh yeah! I would say

    that my step mom is strict. I have to wash up, clean my room, clean the bath and shower, make my own bed, and I'm in bed by 7pm every night.
    PeterJenkins PeterJenkins 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    24 And Parents Dictating Your Life? What In The Hell?

    Ok, Listen up this is my weird experience I need some advice.. So I have a friend that I was talking to he is "Chinese" his name is John, and he is 24 years old turning 25 on October 2nd. He lives about 45 minutes away from me we hung out 3 times in total, he told me he has...
    Orion2089 Orion2089 22-25, M Sep 20, 2013

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    Visit To My Grandmother's House Part 3 (F/M)(Hairbrush And Wooden Ruler)

    - This is a true story: My mom had just rung the doorbell to my grandmas house. She walked inside, looked at me and chatted with my grandmother like I wasnt even there. My grandmother said "he was naughty this weekend, I prepared him just how you asked" She said "Thank you, thats...
    CharlieHanks22 CharlieHanks22 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    Mom's Paddle

    Growing up my mom was very strict with me and my sister. My dad was always much more laid back so my mom would be the one was no nonsence. She had a plastic oval paddle that she kept on the fridge as a reminder to me and my sister to be good. When we were acting up my mom would...
    paguy29 paguy29 26-30, M 7 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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    The Fear Of God?? How About The Fear Of Mom?

    I grew up with two sisters, one brother, a Dad, and a tyrant of a Mother.  Don't get me wrong, I love her dearly.  My Dad never really had much to do with raising us kids.  He went to work 8 to 5, came home, ate dinner, drank coffee, and smoked cigarettes.  My mother was the...
    JAGandVSfan JAGandVSfan 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 5, 2011

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    Ladies Room

    Mommy's brush hides a wooden spoon I'm not behaving well at all Holding my ear she leads me into a ladies room stall
    jboy199191 jboy199191 22-25, M Mar 9, 2013

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    I have a strict mother.

    Both my parents are strict, bible believing Christians but my mother is the one who lays down the lay, as they say. She usually is the one who disciplines my siblings and I. Naturally, there was a time when we didn't see eye to eye and get a long all to well. That has changed...
    GabbyGabbers GabbyGabbers 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    Little Backsass!

    Apparently to my mom, when I was a girl, I was a back sass. Always sassy and having my butt reddened. Well once I remember this: I was 11. "Mom, please may I go to the concert?!" "No, for the love of God, Taylor!" "Please everyone else is." "I also know everyone else gets...
    taylorelisemcrome taylorelisemcrome 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    Mum

    i had a very strict mother she would cane me every morning for wetting the bed or i should say my terry nappy i was made to wear to bed mum would give me 50 off the cane in the morning and dad would give me 70 off the belt at night before he put me in my nappy and plastic pants
    tontcaned tontcaned 46-50, M 5 Responses Sep 26, 2013

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    She would spank us anywhere,

    I've been spanked poolside, in the middle of the street, in the car, at school etc Basically anywhere you can think of me and my brother have been spanked there. Mom didn't put up with any nonsense, none, whatsoever. Not completing chores = spanking. Disobedience = spanking...
    mummyof8 mummyof8 36-40, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    Mum Was An Expert With The Hairbrush

    How well I remember the searing sting of the hairbrush as Mum turned my bare bottom into a blazing red inferno.O yes over her knees I learned many a pain full lesson as I howled and pleaded for her spanking to stop.The searing sting of that brush had me reaching the scale of a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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    Spankings were common

    for all kids when I was growing up and I got my share of very hard spankings growing up.My mom would spank bare and it didn't matter where and who was around. I disobeyed here once and she walked outside where I was playing with a couple kids in the neighborhood,we were around...
    garrett2 garrett2 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    My Parents' Standards. Part 1 - Childhood.

    When I was little, growing up in a small New Jersey town in the 1950's, I was always expected to be clean, polite, and well-mannered, whether at home or in public. Expressing anger or strong impatience or frustration towards an adult, especially my parents, was not allowed...
    margaret3 margaret3 61-65, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    My mother yelled at us regularly.

    She lacked patience, we weren't bad. She had foul moods or got frustrated easily. Each of us got yelled at occasionally. It seemed one sister and I, mainly, got it a lot. There were four sisters in all, and Mom regularly showed patience with the other two but they did get...
    MDenise MDenise 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    I Wasn't Allowed To Question Mom Or Disagree With Her

    If Mom said the sky was green and you said the sky was blue, you were getting your *** whipped until you were swearing with all your might that the sky was green. That's just how it was.
    cornergurl cornergurl 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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    Neglecting My Chores

    We didn't live on a farm when I was little, but my mother grew up on one and she couldn't imagine childhood without chores. So I got chores and plenty of them. And if I neglected my chores, or took too long to complete them, or if I did them poorly, my mother never hesitated to...
    margaret3 margaret3 61-65, F 5 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    The Dinner Table

    In my childhood home, dinner was a formal time - more so than breakfast or lunch. We dressed for dinner. I was expected to wash my face and hands, take off my school or play clothes and put on a suitable frock, and be in my seat in time for the saying of Grace. It wasn't a hard...
    margaret3 margaret3 61-65, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2013

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    When growing up I had a very strict mother.

    I was spanked naked over her knees for my misdeeds as a child When I started my teenage year, my mother would lighten up on spankings for the most part. Instead of getting spanked naked by her, she would take away some things I really loved to do. For example my driving...
    mominpool mominpool 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 10

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    Do Spankings Deepen The Bond Between Parent And Child?

    Some believe that spankings bring parents and children closer. This does seem to happen sometimes, but I believe this is an illusion. When mother and child are at odds, having a battle of wills, this conflict, this tension, certainly creates distance between them. When the child...
    margaret3 margaret3 61-65, F 11 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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    My Mama Doesn't Play

    My mama has alway been strict even now but I thank her because every time she told me NO I understand that it was for my own good. I am 25 years old and I still run to my mama for advice and I alway will. My mother was strict but she never really had to use physical discipline...
    nicelysweet87 nicelysweet87 22-25, F Sep 6, 2012

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    The Cane

    I grew up as the youngest of two siblings, in a family which was fairly traditional for the 1970's in that our mother cared about us enough to discipline us, and was mainly in charge of corporal punishment while our father was out at work a lot of the time. The 'spare the rod and...
    canny1 canny1 41-45, M 6 Responses Jun 3, 2013

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    The Picture

    As a warning my step mom Carried a picture of my butt after I had just been spanked with me crying and as a warning I had to pull lift my skirt up and keep it up so I was bare below the waist stand in the middle of whatever room we were in and look at how my butt was going to be...
    Abusedasachild43 Abusedasachild43 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    Strict Party Mom

    I was raised by a divorced mom. She led quite the party lifestyle. She would go out to bars,clubs,parties,androck concerts. She always had a glass of wine and cig in her hand. You would expect a cool mom like this not to be strict. Wrong! She was strict as hell. She was...
    Cleancut Cleancut 41-45 2 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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    Tiger Mom

    i think thats what you guys call them. if i wanted to do anything fun i had 2 sneak and lie to get it my mother raised us with an iron fist and apron she had us study several hours each day we had to enter spelling competitions which i didnt excell at lol then science fairs i had...
    justjoni justjoni 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 11, 2012

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    Actually she was my stepmother.

    Lots of bad memories growing up.
    Randomology Randomology 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    Everyone thought I was super sheltered

    and my mom was super strict, which wasn't true. She just was a good parent who didn't let us do whatever we wanted to do and to become a spoiled brat.
    Josilla94 Josilla94 18-21, M Feb 7

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    Strict Mother

    I had a very strict mother always got spanked with either a belt or switch. Her spanking belt was a old army belt she got at yard sale wide and thick it did alot of damage to me bare butt. When i got the switch she had me go outside in the yard and bring her a switch. If she did...
    veobojer veobojer 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    Female Power

    I grew up with a brother , one year older than me, and a sister five years younger. My Mother, a single Mom, was a strict female power advocate, so our brother, although he was older, was at the bottom rank of our family. Mother did not punish the girls, but our brother was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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    Tell The Girls

    Once I had four girl friends of mine visiting in our house. All of us were about 16 years old. We chatted about boys, clothes, films and so on. When suddenly there was a knocking on my door. I said "come in". My brother Frank entered. He was totally naked. He didn´t move but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 11, 2013

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    Moms Love

    Let me start by saying there's nothing like a parents love. I know many kids are raised by others and are loved as much so as us so no disrespect intended. My lil sis and I were and still are just raised by mom. I'm 18 my sister is 14 we are both great students, respect our...
    Megan94 Megan94 18-21, F 35 Responses May 8, 2012

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    A Well Deserved Spanking From Mom

    Once a friend of our Mom Nicole named Franziska came to visit us. She brought her five year old daughter Catherine with her. The adult women talked for a while, but often were interrupted by little Catherine, so they told my sister Jaqueline and me to take the girl to the nearby...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 8, 2013

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    Appropriate Punishment?

    My mother was extraordinarily strict when it came to disrespecting women or girls. Once my sister said something to me. Well, I forgot what exactly it was, but I was bothered somehow and I raised my voice sounding annoyed when I replied. Unfortunately Mom took notice of it and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 5, 2013

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    My Parents' Standards. Part 2 - Adolescence.

    My teenaged years were the early to mid 1960's. My Bible-believing family was rather strict and "old fashioned" even by the standards of the time, and far more so by today's more permissive standards. I was not permitted to wear makeup or perfume, and almost no jewelry. I was...
    margaret3 margaret3 61-65, F 4 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    Slapped, Scolded At 17

    My last spanking occurred a month before I turned 15, but Mom's discipline stayed very strict until I left home. I was often grounded or given other punishments like corner time, early bedtime, etc. When I was 17 and backtalked Mom in front of company, she slapped my face and...
    lever2000 lever2000 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 15, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    They say having strict parents will discipline your kids for the better. But despite what my parents said I still went on with my life doing horrible and regretful things behind...
    Ennevi Ennevi 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I wish I had more positive childhood memories with my mother growing up. She made many poor decisions throughout my lifetime and unfortunately we've never been very close. It's...
    addictionbarbie addictionbarbie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    In 2008 my Mother in law lost h husband . I tried helping her through his illness and after his death and things were ok.I had never had bad feelings toward her in the past,as a...
    helpless69 helpless69 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I see people who make posts about how much they love their mom and that their mom is always there for them and understands them but sadly at times that is not the case for me. I...
    wonderlustdreamer wonderlustdreamer 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    This happens often when you have kids...little old ladies especially. I remember one lovely old lady in the doctors surgery once who told me all about her children when they were...
    StoneWall77 StoneWall77 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    It's taken me and my sister a very long time to realise that our mother is passive aggressive. We always thought our mother was selfish and wanted the world to revolve around her...
    Cupcakes95 Cupcakes95 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    My best friend growing up had a father who would periodically travel out of town for his job. When this happened his mother liked to have the kids friends(he had two sisters) stay...
    eli1601 eli1601 61-65, M 9 hrs ago

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    I had a kidney transplant 9 yars ago. Even today I feel blessed for that and have a great and healthy life. After the surgery and recovery, I got married and now I have two kids (6...
    gscarance gscarance 41-45, M 35 mins ago

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    I'm glad. That's the first and most important thing I have to say about it all. I remember I was raised with these expectations of how I'd be and I believed them. Maybe I'm wrong...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My mother's always been the same way, but I'm not enabling that kind of behavior anymore so anytime she says anything in the form of passive aggressive bs** I call her on it by...
    misternobrain misternobrain 22-25, M 28 mins ago

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    Growing up, my parents were always more strict on me than to my sister. I'd get grounded or spanked but she wouldn't have anything done to her for doing the same thing. But as I...
    Gingerl1652 Gingerl1652 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    My kids are probably not going to like me for this, but they will not have their own tv or computer in their room at least until age 16, most likely. Depends on the kid. They won't...
    brittanys13 brittanys13 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I'm still working through the pain of being emotionally abused for 40 + years. I found information about daughters of narcissistic mothers. It has helped. But the pain is still...
    deeauburn deeauburn 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I am a teenager, and I don't think I have grown up too fast, rather going through appropriate milestones and learning what I should. But my family knows another family whose kids...
    ICanTotallySurvive ICanTotallySurvive 13-15, F Jul 13

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