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Looking back......

Posted by on Aug. 11, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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....... Do you ever wish your parents were more strict or less strict?

by on Aug. 11, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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melissa632
by on Aug. 11, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Less. My Dad was a total ass & my mom never said anything about it.
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atlmom2
by Susie on Aug. 11, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Not really. I do wish I was pushed more in school and also gotten a tutor in math. No one got tutors way back when unless you failed and I never failed.
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Cindy18
by Bronze Member on Aug. 11, 2012 at 1:01 PM

An ass, How??

Quoting melissa632:

Less. My Dad was a total ass & my mom never said anything about it.


atlmom2
by Susie on Aug. 11, 2012 at 1:07 PM
My Dad was a father of the year. Best ever!


Quoting Cindy18:

An ass, How??

Quoting melissa632:

Less. My Dad was a total ass & my mom never said anything about it.



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02nana07
by Ida on Aug. 11, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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 Strict at all would have been nice.

If I failed n school it was oh well and she never cared where I went or what I did so I could have turned out alot worse. 

I had so many friends that drank and did drugs but I just didn't get what they saw in it plus I saw how stupid they acted when drunk or high so I never did it. 

the3Rs
by Member on Aug. 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM

This is a difficult question.  They were strict in that we were a religious family (dad was pastor) so no one in the family drank, smoked, swore, pre-marital sex, etc. and we knew we better not do those things.  However, as it turned out, when both my brother and I tested those boundaries they looked the other way - pretended it didn't exist - and continued on with the "appearance" that we were all perfect. 

I wish they hadn't done that.  We SHOULD have gotten in trouble. 

melissa632
by on Aug. 11, 2012 at 1:33 PM
He beat us. Well, mostly me. His punishments were overboard. Like punished to the middle of my bed for a year for being 3 minutes late coming home from the library. Crap like that. And worse.

Quoting Cindy18:

An ass, How??

Quoting melissa632:

Less. My Dad was a total ass & my mom never said anything about it.


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Jinx-Troublex3
by Bronze Member on Aug. 11, 2012 at 2:10 PM
I'm very happy with how my parents raised me.

The balance between strict and loving. Pushing but not overly. I hope to do half as well as they did!
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bizzeemom2717
by on Aug. 11, 2012 at 2:21 PM
All in all I think my parents did a great job with us. They really did the best job they were able to do.
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MrsBLB
by on Aug. 11, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I don't think there is anything I would want them to have done differently.

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