(Closed) Weird Rules Your Parents Had That You Want to Keep As A Parent….

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 122
2119 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013


Dh and i grew up pretty darn differently.

my mom is from brazil, we grew up in alaska, and catholic.

my dad was also the relaxed one 😉 but *church untill your 18 and decided for yourself. * its a superstitious thing but dont sleep with black on * you have to join a sport no matter the age. * when i was a senior my dad wouldnt let me take no classes when i didnt need them. i had to take full credits no matter if i needed them. * had to get a summer job (i think i had too since i had once since i was 12)  * dont use the word hate * never use the lords name in vain * we used to always go to sunday brunch or get a box of donuts 😛 * chores! * my fav tradition is we would go to midnight mass for x-mas and dad would forget something when we were all in the car. we never put two and two together cuz when we got back: santa had been there!! * we ate at the dinner table for most of my childhood (not much as a teen since i was the youngest and all the rest moved out) but i want that for my children. we always prayed together * NO cells or their own laptops till they can buy it themselves…maybe an emergency one that had like 100 mins on it. lol *also i totally and completely believe in spanking!* also we traveled every year when i was a kid and i would like that for my children.



Post # 123
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

No soda. 

No special meals. 3 meals a day. Snacks are fruit. 


If you can stand up and you’re not throwing up, you go to school. 

No TV before school. No TV in bedrooms. Bedrooms are for sleeping. 


Post # 124
629 posts
Busy bee

Oh! I just remembered my mom’s only strange rule – no Smurfs allowed in our house. Couldn’t watch them, own any toys of theirs. She just felt they were way too commercial. 

Post # 125
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

One rule that we had that I will definitely continue with my children was that you have to do atleast one “sport” activity and one “cultural” activity.  You could pick whatever you wanted, but if you decided to do it, you had to complete the season, year, whatever you had signed up for or committed to before you could decide you wanted to switch to something else. 

For my sports, I did swim team for one year and horseback riding competively for 11 years.  For my cultural activities, I started with clarinet, but switched to violin after a year and also took photography classes for years.  (Other cultural activities may have been things like arts, performance arts, other instruments).  These were in addition to any academic extracurriculars like debate team.

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