I Was Raised Old School

Integrity, Principles, Responsbility, Etiquette, Stern Childhood... 771 People

    Before Sleep

    Catholic school from grade school until high school. Run by nuns. Christian university for four years. Run by brothers. Not much of a religious faerie even after all these schooling. Though I value two prayers I've learned from them.  And to this day, I say them before I sleep...
    Sylphy Sylphy
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Jul 8, 2011

    Totally old school! Without going into too

    much detail, I've posted plenty of accounts from my childhood and teenage years on here, I was raised strictly but in a loving household. I know my mam and dad cared for me and only wanted the best for me. I learned from an early age that whatever freedoms they gave me could...
    Mick672 Mick672
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 28, 2014

    And I'm Thankful

    My Parents were born in the 30s and 40s.   Mom was the product of an Italian family, Dad mostly Irish..   I was raised to respect people, to hold the door for a lady, of course, to never hit a lady..  All of that.   I was spanked when I deserved...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jun 23, 2009

    No Doubt About It!

    My mother was raised by two strict, but loving parents, who wanted the best for her. She grew up in a house, where her and her sibling were taught about good manners, etiquette in speaking and how to carry oneself in public, about morals, and how to give back to the world with...
    deleted deleted
    61 Responses Dec 3, 2008

    I Remember

    I remember all the things my parent and grandparents taught me growing up.  I didn't like a lot of things at the time but now when I look back I am so thankful that God blessed me with them. If I did wrong and it was a wrong that would result in a spanking I would get the...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 11, 2008


    My parents were born in 1949 and 1951 and I was born in 1989. My parents are desendants of the people who experienced The Great Depression and they have seen the 60's, the 70's, the 80's and the 90's and all the way to 2008. I hear stories of my great grandmother from my Dad's...
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 12, 2008
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 11, 2014

    Couldn't Help But Be

    my mom was 36 when she had me. my granny was old..and aunt was also.. therefore i was brought up with..older people.. no children were around..i mean here and there..but mainly..i was around adults...
    lostprophet lostprophet
    22-25, F
    May 14, 2009

    A Better Fit

    It matters not that the man I work for is a bastard, a bully, a creep and lots of other unflattering words, if I behave like him, he wins.  I won't let that happen.  I continue to be respectful in public, and keep my thoughts to myself.   I understand what the word EXIT means...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 6, 2011

    As sun goes down and darkness takes over,

    here on the edge of my Va Blue Ridge Mountains, a childhood memory also fades away. I have been in the front yard clearing the ground of a gazillion (I don't know any number higher) prickly gumballs. I hear a sound I hadn't heard in decades (70's). A 6-7 year old boy aptly named...
    1490wayb 1490wayb
    51-55, M
    Apr 4, 2014

    My parents would have said

    that compared to their childhood I wasn't. But I think certainly compared to today I was
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Nov 28, 2015

    I should start by saying parents are

    now happily married 50 yrs. and all is welI. I'm the oldest of 3 kids and was born 1965. Dad worked swing shift at the textile factory and there was but 1car first several years. He put in a lot of overtime as well. I quickly learned to entertain myself. My entire life and...
    1490wayb 1490wayb
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 1, 2014

    "What is something you used to do

    as a child that you wish you could still do?”
    TheNightAfter TheNightAfter
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    9 Years With The Grandparents.

    So,when i was 6 years old my parents were divorced and my two sisters and i moved in with my dads side of the family.(some info that might help were italian and they were born and raised in italy 1949.)My grandmother is the sweetest person you will ever meet and wouldnt want to...
    cutiepieecb19 cutiepieecb19
    1 Response Aug 22, 2011


    Yeah, I was raised old-school, which means I got spankings, was taught to respect my elders, say "yes sir" and "yes ma'am", and had to accept early on that the world didn't revolve around little old me. I wish parents these days would have kept that tradition going.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2011

    I thought it was "old fashioned" at

    that time, but today I really appreciate that I learned "old school" values. Those values have done me a lot of good.
    LauChar LauChar
    46-50, M
    1 Response May 31, 2015

    "The good old days" or "Rose tinted

    glasses" There was a debate raised on this issue in a previous thread, sadly after posting my view, the thread seemed to be closed to replies. Is this the old school way. When someone says something you don't like you close them down. Not very democratic. So here is my reply to...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 10, 2014

    Spare the rod and spoil the child.

    I have a history of wooden spoons, belts and little pvc pipes. The thought still terrifies me. I was raised in a very toxic environment. Not only that, a few years later, my parents found God. I had religion shoved down my throat. It got to the point where I am praying 3/4 of...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2015

    We are dealing with the "won't eat my veggies"

    fights in our house at dinner. I know what happened when I refused veggies at dinner and we have tried everything (no tv, can't be excused from table, no treats after dinner) suggestions?
    perfectpolly perfectpolly
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Nov 9, 2015


    Most of the 'parenting' I received came through my Grandmother, and absolutely amazing woman. She was the strongest, most dignified person I know..... My parents weren't very capable of being parents, but when my mum was ok or high she was also quite strict....   Up until...
    Tesse Tesse
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Dec 12, 2008


    I was raised to have manners. Please. thank you. your welcome are all a part of my upbringing and I am not sorry that my parents raised me that way. Today children dont know the meaning of the words. Its funny but I work at school in the cafe and I have 300 students a day. A 2nd...
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Oct 31, 2008

    I Don'T Recommend It, But I Turned Out Pretty Good Anyway

    Don't misunderstand me, I had a very happy childhood for the first ten years anyway, but my parents were strict and had high standards. I was expected to be polite and not make a fuss. Spankings were frequent when I misbehaved, always given by my mother with her wooden hairbrush...
    lauren71 lauren71
    46-50, F
    Mar 31, 2013

    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
    66-70, F
    3 Responses Aug 31, 2013

    I believe in having good manners,

    respecting my elders, and helping others when I can.
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses May 15, 2015

    When you enter a room

    or someone's house, I was raised to speak to everyone present. When I was seventeen years old, I was mad at my grandmother for something. So when I walked into my living room, I did not speak to her. I walked around the room, purposely ignoring her, like she was an object of no...
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Dec 23, 2015

    I absolutely love my nieces

    and nephews. I was the youngest of four siblings so not surprisingly I was an aunt at 7 and again at 17. Relationships with my nephews were playful because we grew up together. I do however have a Kindergarten aged great niece, Ella, daughter of my nephew Brandon. My...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart
    51-55, F
    2 Responses May 10, 2015
More Stories