I Had Very Strict And Controlling Parents

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    I had to ask for permission to go anywhere else

    than the room I shared with my two sisters. Same for eating snacks or watching TV. I hated it when I was young but now I understand and I am grateful how my parents raised me as that helps me to be a good mother for my children now as well.
    familyindiscipline familyindiscipline
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2015

    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, respectful, 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
    66-70, F
    Nov 3, 2013

    My Parents' Standards. Part 2 - Adolescence.

    My teenaged years growing up in a small town in New Jersey were the early to mid 1960's. My Bible-believing family was rather strict and "old fashioned" even by the standards of those times, and far more so by today's more permissive standards. I was not permitted to wear...
    margaret3 margaret3
    66-70, F
    3 Responses Nov 3, 2013

    I want to wear a Dress Damn It!

    ! 😡😫😩😣😤😖 Mom: I don't care what you say!! Argh, I'm done being a Boy!! You don't allow me to bring my bag which you say it's a purse, but I say how am I to bring my stuff with me then? I bring my stuff stuffed in my coat. So it's a Guess Purse! So What?? Your...
    TransGirlNamedJade TransGirlNamedJade
    26-30, T
    1 Response Dec 25, 2014

    A Boy At Thirteen Huniliated By Parents (bath Robe Punishment)

    When I was a boy , I spent megga hours in my bath robe..Most boys my age didn't even own a bath robe..My normal routeen was to come home from school..Take off all my clothes,put on my bath robe, and bring my underwear to one of my parents to be checked..You see at that age I didn...
    pajamajohn pajamajohn
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 18, 2011

    I'm not aloud to hand out with friends I can't

    talk to boys my parents say I don't even need friends I get yelled at for everything and my parents expect me to cook clean and manage shook work which is ridiculous
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 8, 2015

    I can't go anywhere ugh Guess

    where am I? IN MY ROOM!!!! Like I always am :(
    MyaA13 MyaA13
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jul 2, 2015

    Part2: Why can't I stay up?

    - ugh my parents are so critical about me going to sleep when they want, they want to control every aspect of my life. It's not like me staying up on the computer is hurting or affecting them, I need my computer time so I don't kill myself from everything they do (I couldn't kill...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix
    22-25
    Feb 12, 2014

    I had and although I struggled a lot

    while growing up I now have the same rules for my daughters. Otherwise they get their bottoms warmed.
    ClaudiaMa ClaudiaMa
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2016

    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
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2013

    Mom this week after seeing my bad grade in

    math: it seems Erik you need harder pu nishments. This weekend will be tough.
    erik2000erik200 erik2000erik200
    16-17, M
    3 Responses May 21, 2015

    when my mom found out

    that I cut a while ago, she absolutely freaked out, and not in the 'i dont want my daughter to get hurt' freaking out. She told me i am a wimp/***** and told me to 'get over it'. she tells me that only 'freaks' do this stuff, and if i dont stop i'll turn into 'one of them'. when...
    indecisivebye indecisivebye
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2014

    My parents are the strictest of all kids

    parents I know. I agree with being strict but I think it's too much.
    erik2000erik200 erik2000erik200
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 27, 2015

    Im am 29, female. I grew up being a princess

    because im the only girl in the family. Ive always been a good girl my whole life. I studied well, never went home drunk, never had a boyfriend, didnt go out on gimmicks while all my older brothers had been the opposite. My mom is a control freak while my dad is a bit of an...
    Jessica0766 Jessica0766
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 10, 2015

    Growing up my parents were strict about

    appearance. Hair had to be cut and combed. I usually had to wear polo or button down shirts, nice jeans or dress pants, shoes and socks. I had to get dressed when I woke up in the morning and had to stay dressed until bedtime. I had to wear shoes and socks as well and couldn't...
    bassman21 bassman21
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 28, 2014

    And this is the exact reason im leaving!

    ! i have over controlling parents
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 27, 2015

    I Love My Dad Very Much But...

    ...I hate his temper. My dad, the man I grew up with my whole life, always had a watchful eye on me all the way up til I left for college. He's a good dad...he provides with things I need, buys me things I want, but his attitude and temper are very demeaning! He makes me feel...
    britishbear britishbear
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Mar 25, 2012

    I'm 26. I feel like I hated my parents

    so much because I just got an offer to work out of the town; handsome pay, tons of allowances, house & transportation provided but they wouldn't let me go; rather seeing me working at the town living with them; they don't mind the under 1k basic salary thingy. How do you expect...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 4, 2016

    My step dad spanks us

    for anything
    crex99 crex99
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 17, 2015

    My story cannot be compared to anyone else,

    because I still have residal issues due to my childhood etc, ill try 2 explain the best way i can. I grew up in so cal but i almost have no idea of what it looks like, because i was sheltered & watched so painstakingly close. My parents are deeply religious people with my...
    jbzaheat8 jbzaheat8
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 5, 2014

    I've just been slippered by my mother

    because I didn't do as she asked and give her a foot rub.. it's not fair!
    needspankings needspankings
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 20, 2015

    Recently Got Married - Step Children, Dh Strict On Them

    I got married in May and my husband has 3 children, 2 girls and 1 boy. He is very strict on them and has curfews, bed times, and clothing rules. He strongly believes that old fashioned standards and morals and they way forward. He is strict on me, but I can see it is hard for...
    jopearsonuk jopearsonuk
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Oct 8, 2012

    My parents are very complicated.

    For one they are very very strict, I'm not allowed to do anything and I'm 18, they treat me like I'm 10. I'm not allowed to be out at night once the street lights turn on I must be inside the house or I'll be locked out. I'm not allowed to go to friends houses unless my parents...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix
    22-25
    4 Responses Jan 3, 2014

    I was so sheltered that I have no idea how to

    behave as an adult. I feel like I'm still a child. I am so inexperienced at everything in a way that is unacceptable for my age. I feel like I resent my parents a little because I feel like they really held me back from living the life I wanted.
    ssfoster ssfoster
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 17, 2015

    I have a coworker who was complaining about his

    9 o clock curfew. He is 30 years old! I thought it was bad that I had a curfew in my late teens and early 20s. but 30 years old seems really extreme. yet it is happening!
    Cleancut Cleancut
    41-45
    6 Responses Feb 22, 2015

    Daddy And Mommy Tried - And Succeeded

    My father was an alcoholic. He never took much notice of what we did unless he was drunk. And when he was- OMG, he was a mean drunk. He tried to get "funny" with me a few times. I only got spanked once from him, but he was very drunk at the time and didn't realize how hard he was...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    May 6, 2013
    StrictFamily StrictFamily
    31-35, M
    Apr 8, 2016

    Grounded For Life Or So It Seems!

    School has hardly been open for full days because of flood damage and so took me some time to get back used to it. Anyway today got into a brawl with one of the teachers over course work that should been completed over the hols. Thing is i did some of it but actually just forgot...
    JennyRT JennyRT
    13-15, F
    Jan 14, 2013

    And I wish they were dead,

    they are a reminder of my past, I don't need that reminder. I have better parents now, my old ones can go rot in hell.
    HyacinthMay HyacinthMay
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2015

    My wings were clipped early.

    I still to this day have issues that stem from it. It also has translated and affected my relationships and friendships. That's probably why I'm so lonely now that I think about it. Fml
    skipbaeless skipbaeless
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2015

    My Strict Parents

    I'm 21 years old and I still live at home with my parents, so alot of these rules still apply for me. When I was younger I could only watch tv or play on the computer for 2 hours a day, 3 on weekends. I never really watch tv anymore, so the rule doesn't really apply...
    ras7599 ras7599
    22-25, M
    21 Responses Dec 15, 2009

    They are so freaking strict!

    !! Im not the kind who is going out really. Believe it or not i dont have any friends here. Im 22, no boyfriends allowed. I dont have my own life. They want me to work but theres so many things they are asking me to do. They want me to look after my grand dad and drive him around...
    Kaaaaaaaamm Kaaaaaaaamm
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 3, 2014

    It'S A Rite Of Passage For Every Girl.

    In American society it's a rite of passage for most tween girls: The first boy/girl party. I remember my invitation. It came from the pastors daughter whom I had been friends with since I was five. We weren't very close now because my parents wouldn't let me go to youth group...
    lwbob21 lwbob21
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 6, 2013

    My Parents Delivered An Odd Type Of Incomplete Harshness

    which kind of makes it confusing for a child... I feel that I was more harshly subliminally disiplined than the other two children.  if that is the result of the misfortunes of being the numbified and standing still out of fear child in me... or not... but I just feel my older...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2011
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