Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Were you raised to not talk about politics or religion at the table growing up?

Or at an event on a holiday and such for family.

Answer Question

Asked by coffeeyum at 11:43 AM on Nov. 7, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Level 17 (4,486 Credits)
Answers (22)
  • No, they were big discussions in our house... all the time. :)

    Answer by kiansmom0423 at 11:44 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • Haha, no. My family pretty much only discussed politics. They didn't really say much about religion though.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 11:45 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • Nope. Religion tended not to be discussed because my mother's belief were very strict and my sister and I didn't agree with them, so to avoid an argument we just did our best to avoid it all together. But it wasn't really something we weren't supposed to discuss, it simply made it easier... As for politics, they came up from time to time... But generally we didn't eat together at a table or anything, so it wasn't an issue.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:47 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • the table or anywhere else. I learned that just from watching other people and dealing with em myself. People get way oversensitive about things they really have no control over.

    Answer by Zoeyis at 11:47 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • No, we talk about everything, and have loud discussions....

    Answer by Anna92464 at 12:00 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • With very close family and friends we absolutely talk about everything...but with mixed company? No, it is very bad etiquette, IMO.


    Answer by gramsmom at 12:31 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • I'm not sure what anyone was saying. They yelled at each other a lot and I just took care of the kids at holidays.

    Answer by lovinangels at 3:17 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • We do not discuss politics in my parents house. My dad is a conservative republican who often contradicts himself and I am proud,strong liberal.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 3:49 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • I was an only child raised by "Mommy Dearest" and taught never to question authority or ask questions in general--likely because my mother never wanted to appear clueless or inferior (major insecurity on her part)! We hardly ever talked about anything at the table (or otherwise), you could hear the swallowing of food at meal time.

    My husband on the other hand grew up in a VERY healthy and vocal family! Everyone is free to speak their mind, and no one hold's grudges--well, except for my liberal SIL! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:07 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • These are two topics I avoid when talking to friends and family, it gets too heated with some people.

    Answer by courtcaton at 5:08 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.