Thread: Did Your Parents Ever Put Restrictions on Things?

    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    Did Your Parents Ever Use V-Chips To Control What Channels and Shows You Can and Cannot Watch? Did They Ever Set Time Restrictions on How Long You Could Watch T.V. Use The Computer or Play Video Games? Did They Ever Set Curfews on How Late You Could Stay Out at Night? and Did Your Parents Ever Use Parental Controls To Limit What WebSites You Can and Cannot Goto?
    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    I Dont Think the V-Chip Was Around When I Was A Kid. But I Was A Good Widdle Boy So My Parents Were Not Too Tough on Me. I Didnt Stay Out Late at Night Until I Was a Young Adult Already So By Then They Had Already Given Me My Space.
    WHAT?
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    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    Well bed time was a big issue with me I always had to go to bed early until I was 11 and became a big Letterman and SNL fan.
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    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    I think every kid had some restrictions. T.V. and video games were allowed as long as homework and chores were done and I had already done something productive, but I was always practicing my instruments or playing some sport so it wasn't too bad. I didn't go out much till I was about 15 and my curfew was midnight until I was 17 then it changed to "let me know when your gonna be home". They didn't have V-Chips or parental controls on websites when I was a kid. I know Im not gonna let my child's brains rot by watching television and playing video games non-stop.
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    Oh hellz no. I think the only restriction I had as a child was for some reason my parents didn't want me watching MTV when I was in like elem school. I stayed up as late as I wanted, I watched R rated movies, I never got grounded. Pretty sweet.
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    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    My parents started getting clingy in reverse... when I was 15 I was in parks drinking cider and they said nothing, even though I'm sure they knew. But at 17 they started getting funny: once even demanding that I didn't go clubbing even though it was a friend's birthday; I had to go home after the 'pub stage' of the night. It was extremely embarassing, but they were probably worried that drugs were present... when in reality I don't think I took bad things until I was 22!

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    Only thing for my brothers and I was stay away from the Playboy channel and my dad's porn stash.

    When we got older, stay away from drugs and drinking.
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    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    I'm fairly certain I didn't have any real limits.

    Hell I was watching South Park when it first came out.
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    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    Just as long as I wasnt watching any R, X rated stuff and that I was in bed by 10:00, that was pretty much it. However, my father did place a limit how much time I was allowed to go out and on the computer when I got older.
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    Quite a bit of restrictions actually:
    no adult themed movies or television shows
    (Simpsons, Miami Vice, Married With Children, NYPD Blue, ect...)

    no fiction involving sorcery or witchcraft
    (Smurfs, Dungeons and Dragons, Willow, Labrynth, Dark Crystal)

    no "gruesome" toys
    (MadBalls, Various Master's of the Universe figures)

    no blasphemy

    no rock and roll (I didn't start jamming to heavy metal until I was in high school, and that was secretly, at my friend's house)

    no hip hop

    no sunglasses ('cause they're rebellious)

    no backwards caps (also 'cause they're rebellious)

    no "liberal" propaganda

    Luckily, I was able to get away with playing video games, even though my Dad hated them.
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    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    Quote by NickMania
    Did Your Parents Ever Use V-Chips To Control What Channels and Shows You Can and Cannot Watch?
    I don't think they were around, but there were certain shows I weren't allowed to watch.

    Two shows that come to mind are The Simpsons and Married with Children. When Simpsons came out, I was about seven or eight. WIth Married with Children, even younger. My mother felt that Bart was a bad influence, which is why she didn't let me watch it. He was too disrespectful to adults. For Married with Children, too many adult themes that I probably wouldn't have got anyway.

    I wasn't allowed to watch R-rated movies (not that I mind since it's not like I'm missing much anyway; I personally hate sex-related stuff in movies) and most everything I did watch, my parents would make sure it was okay, but that was never too much of a prob. When I was a kid, I liked goofy, family-themed, fun stuff.
    Did They Ever Set Time Restrictions on How Long You Could Watch T.V.
    Yep, sure did. What parent wouldn't? One can't sit around and watch television all day when one more than likely have schoolwork and such. With me, it was usually no television or "playtime" until I finished it when I was in Elementary school.
    Use The Computer or Play Video Games?
    We had a computer when I was 12, but of course, no net access so I didn't use it much, 'cept to type letters, etc. We didn't get net access til 1999, and by then, I was about to graduate high school, so I never had computer restrictions. As for video games, yeah, I did have restrictions on that. I could only play for a certain amount of time weekdays since I had school and homework. Weekends, mom was much more lenient.
    Did They Ever Set Curfews on How Late You Could Stay Out at Night?
    Ironically, I never went anyplace, so they didn't have to give me a "curfew". I live in Richmond, and unless you know how to drive, or know of someone who does, or even have friends to hang out with, more than likely you won't go anyplace.

    I did have myself a bed time though. In Elementary school, I was to be in bed by 8:30; in Middle School, 9:00 (and on Wednesday [when it aired then] Mom would allow me to stay up and watch Home Improvement, and I'd go to bed at 9:30). By High School, I pretty much went to sleep when I felt like it, although, I was usually in my room by 10.
    and Did Your Parents Ever Use Parental Controls To Limit What WebSits You Can and Cannot Goto?
    Nope, because of my age when we first got the internet. I was going on 18. That aside, neither me nor my parents go to those raunchy type websites anyway so there was no need to really block 'em. The only stuff that gets blocked off is the stuff that Norton blocks off itself.
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    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    Quote by MattNash
    Quite a bit of restrictions actually:
    no adult themed movies or television shows
    (Simpsons, Miami Vice, Married With Children, NYPD Blue, ect...)

    no fiction involving sorcery or witchcraft
    (Smurfs, Dungeons and Dragons, Willow, Labrynth, Dark Crystal)

    no "gruesome" toys
    (MadBalls, Various Master's of the Universe figures)

    no blasphemy

    no rock and roll (I didn't start jamming to heavy metal until I was in high school, and that was secretly, at my friend's house)

    no hip hop

    no sunglasses ('cause they're rebellious)

    no backwards caps (also 'cause they're rebellious)

    no "liberal" propaganda

    Luckily, I was able to get away with playing video games, even though my Dad hated them.


    LOL....wow, dude. So, basically, they ENSURED you'd rebel against them. What the hell were they thinking??
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    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    Quote by MattNash
    Quite a bit of restrictions actually:
    no adult themed movies or television shows
    (Simpsons, Miami Vice, Married With Children, NYPD Blue, ect...)

    no fiction involving sorcery or witchcraft
    (Smurfs, Dungeons and Dragons, Willow, Labrynth, Dark Crystal)

    no "gruesome" toys
    (MadBalls, Various Master's of the Universe figures)

    no blasphemy

    no rock and roll (I didn't start jamming to heavy metal until I was in high school, and that was secretly, at my friend's house)

    no hip hop

    no sunglasses ('cause they're rebellious)

    no backwards caps (also 'cause they're rebellious)

    no "liberal" propaganda

    Luckily, I was able to get away with playing video games, even though my Dad hated them.


    WHAT?! No liberal propaganda?! Now that's just cruel!

    I didn't have cable or the Internet until I was in high school, so those things weren't a big deal. But I watched a lot of TV and my parents tried to take it away as punishment, but it never worked. TV wasn't the reason I was failing math all the time anyway, I was (no, AM) just math stupid (you'd think they could help me out being accountants and all! I was still a good student.)

    Whenever I did go out, I hardly ever stayed out late. And I've never done anything bad, so it wasn't an issue. The only problem I can remember with discipline was when I spent so much time on the Internet late at night. Hey, guess what parents, adolescents have different sleeping patterns, it's what they're supposed to do! They thought I was depressed and/or talking to stalkers. They were paranoid about stuff they shouldn't have been paranoid about. Hm.
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    From 15 - 17 I had a curfew on the weekends, I had to be in by 2am. I usually broke it or told my parents I was spending the night with a friend. Oh, and I could not smoke in the house.
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    Quote by MattNash
    Quite a bit of restrictions actually:
    no adult themed movies or television shows
    (Simpsons, Miami Vice, Married With Children, NYPD Blue, ect...)

    no fiction involving sorcery or witchcraft
    (Smurfs, Dungeons and Dragons, Willow, Labrynth, Dark Crystal)

    no "gruesome" toys
    (MadBalls, Various Master's of the Universe figures)

    no blasphemy

    no rock and roll (I didn't start jamming to heavy metal until I was in high school, and that was secretly, at my friend's house)

    no hip hop

    no sunglasses ('cause they're rebellious)

    no backwards caps (also 'cause they're rebellious)

    no "liberal" propaganda

    Luckily, I was able to get away with playing video games, even though my Dad hated them.



    Wow! Is your dad Flanders?


    The only show I wasn't allowed to watch was Ren & Stimpy. I can't think of any more restrictions except for 9:00 Bed time till Highschool.
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    • 15 years 4 months ago
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    I was not allowed to watch Beavis and Butthead, I did anyway.
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    • 14 years 3 months ago
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    yes midicine bottles, and i used to think they were candy.

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    • 14 years 3 months ago
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    My mom would take away my skateboard when I wasn't being a good boy.
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    • 14 years 3 months ago
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    usually when I was grounded
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    • 14 years 3 months ago
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    V chip wasn't around when my sister and I was growing up.

    Our parents didn't care what we watched, how late we stayed up/out (as long as we got up in time for school.) Didn't care if homework got done. We pretty much had all the freedom we wanted. At 13 we were allowed to drink at home as long as we stayed home but my sister and I never did.
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