Thread: Did Your Parents Ever Put Restrictions on Things?

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    • 14 years 3 months ago
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    Let's see, we had to watch G rated stuff.. NEVER MTV, though I would sneak it sometimes.. My mom actually stopped letting me watch "Saved by the Bell" because Slater said "Chic"... That sucked.

    I had a curfew..

    Couldn't play with Play-Doh nor chew gum in the house or car..

    Oh, and my dad bought GENERIC EVERYTHING even though we had plenty of money! My friends actually thought it was cool.... The coke, ice cream, chocolate syrup and peanut butter SUCKED!! That's kind of like a restriction!! LOL
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    Did your dad drink beer that just said BEER on the can?
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    Quote by kayvee
    Did your dad drink beer that just said BEER on the can?


    Hahaha, the best beer is cheap beer as the saying goes.

    I was a good kid, easy to raise, but I do recall a ban on me listening to the Eddie Murphy record my sister had. I think it was the B-side to "Party All the Time", but there was this song "Boogie in Your Butt".... essentially a song about shoving random things up your ass. It cracked me up, but one night my mom caught me listening to it and broke it over her knee.

    Unfortunately, it was too late for me. A lifelong obsession with solving my problems through the use of my sphincter ensued.
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    Quote by Armed_Revolt

    Unfortunately, it was too late for me. A lifelong obsession with solving my problems through the use of my sphincter ensued.
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    Yes, and when I think of all the restictions that were put on me by my parents, I think of all the ass pennies they handled daily. My dad had jars full of them.
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    Well then it is us who have the upper hand!
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    Quote by Armed_Revolt
    I was a good kid, easy to raise, but I do recall a ban on me listening to the Eddie Murphy record my sister had. I think it was the B-side to "Party All the Time", but there was this song "Boogie in Your Butt".... essentially a song about shoving random things up your ass. It cracked me up, but one night my mom caught me listening to it and broke it over her knee.


    My sister had that album. "Put a little man . . . in your butt! Put a rubber band . . . in your butt!" Something like that, anyway. Vastly amusing, especially when you're around seven or so.

    I don't remember receiving any bans on what I could watch or listen to, but my dad did threaten to kick my brother out of the house when he caught him listening to a Laura Nyro album. Apparently, Dad does not like music by "-censored- protesty females."

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    i could never play teen or mature games. but got my first teen game at the age of five...

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    uhhh never really had any restrictions, be home before dark till I was about 14 - 15 after that not really, but I wasent a bad kid till I was like 19 and by that time I was out of the house but still isent bad
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    I wasn't really restricted from anything. However, my parents were very creative in ways that I never saw a rated R movie til I was at least 14. Then at 16, my father saw one of the movies I was watching and banned me from anything above pg13 til I was 18 Needless to say alot of people thought me lame.
    Then again....Now that I am an adult, I find myself avoiding rated R movies...and even some pg13 ones because I find them too violent and bloody for my taste. My husband thinks I am nuts because I still have to duck and cover my face during scary parts of movies.
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    • 14 years 3 months ago
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    i had a bedtime but it just ment i had to go to my room at a certain time they werent botherd what time i went to sleep, other than that they were to busy to pay any attention to me so i could do what i liked
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    My parents once restricted my internet privlages when they found out that I was giving off my personal information on the computer. Other restrictions include parental blocks on some of the channels on my TV.
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    Here's a list of stuff typically restricted for people and how it was for me:

    Bedtime: Even at the age of two I was up until at least 8:00. My bedtime became 9:30 by the time I hit five. In elementary school it was common to see me doze off at 11:00--yes, even in first grade. Now I'm a 2:00 PM or later kind of guy. Nobody really cared either. While I use my nights to catch up online now, back in the day I was always reading books at night. I had a flashlight and would always use that at night so we could turn the big light out (so my mom could go to sleep). I ate up more D size batteries (and devoured a ton of books) over those years. Every other week I was putting new batteries in that flashlight.

    TV: My mom encouraged me to watch educational stuff by sitting me in front of Mr. Rogers and Reading Rainbow as a kid. I also grew up watching Wheel of Fortune a lot (which helped me with my letters!) and eventually came to watch Square One and Carmen Sandiego on PBS as well. When my friends got me hooked on Power Rangers, my mom didn't care and actually thought it was good so I could actually talk about something popular on TV with my friends (none of them were ever big PBS buffs). And she loved Killer Tomatoes, the only cartoon I was ever into. Most of the stuff I watch on TV now is sports or news anyway. I know my mom's old TV didn't have a v-chip and I know the one she got right after that did, but we never bothered to use it.

    Music: Again, a slight maternal influence here. She's a big fan of the oldies and of classical stuff. It got played all the time, so I got into it. I think being so addicted to the style is why I hate rap, hip-hop, and other modern forms. I'll go as late as the 1980s and like some of the 1990s stuff, but the only modern music I follow is trance and dance, especially from Europe. I'm also a jazz guy. My mom has yet to say anything about my music and I'm 20 now so I don't think she ever will.

    Activities: Baseball, swimming, computers, playing chess...yeah, nothing questionable there.

    Clothes: I'm a big Abercrombie & Fitch guy. My mom also likes the store and almost bought a top or two there once. My grandpa almost bought a polo too. The only reason neither did is because they forgot their credit cards. Now I shop alone (don't bring friends so I can power walk at the mall) and she always praises my style.

    Friends: She likes them. They all like her too. Same deal with the grandparents--many of my friends have met them and there is again a mutual like for each other here.

    Curfews: Never had one. I could come in at 12:30 AM and she wouldn't care (unless I also brought home a wrecked car or something, but I am a safe driver).

    Room Decorations: I'm into pop art. No objection to that. Roy Lichtenstein is my favorite. You will never find Playboy or something on my wall. And you'll never find me getting Playboy magazine either.

    I think my mom is so lax with me because I'm a good guy who does good things--I'm involved with my church, lead study groups for some of my classes (typical of an ed major) and did a ton of community service. Plus I don't drink and never will--why kill my brain? Besides, every group needs a guy who can always be a designated driver.
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    There were T.V. restrictions but, we had T.V.s in our own rooms. Movie restrictions and video game restrictions were more lax on my dads side. My mom said no to violent games but, we had many friends with all the new games so this wasnt a problem.

    music wise, nobody ever knew what we were listening to. we never blasted anything up loud enough.

    Internet restrictions were placed on the home computer ;however, we knew more about the computer than the parents. changing the administrator and disabeling parental controls was about as easy as making it to the 3rd level of "BRICK"...also, we got our own computers after a wile.
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    • 14 years 3 months ago
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    Not to mention that I'm not allowed to watch "Ed, Edd & Eddy" and my parents won't let me buy some T rated games because of my little brothers. However, my dad is much less restrictive than my mom is. I do have an advantage over my brothers though because they have more restrictions than I do and because I'm the oldest brother.
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    I remember my mom blocking MTV through all of highschool. Because you know the rest of cable TV is so clean.
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    My dad did, on the internet. Man, he's territorial.
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    I was bad as a little baby, they would have had to tie me down to keep me from going into the kitchen, taking down a butter knife, and undoing the screws on all the electrical outlet covers around the house, and then storing them in a designated location I decided myself, lol.

    My bedtime was always 9:00, with certain exceptions like not a school night, at that point I was free to stay up about as late as I wanted, I pulled quite a few all-nighters at the age of 8.

    No real TV restrictions at all, except Pee Wee would send my mom a-ranting about the house. If a sex scene came on TV, I was politley asked to leave the room till it was over, that was it.

    I was not allowed to leave the yard alone till the age of about 9 or so, that still does not mean I followed that rule. I used to escape as early as 4. By the time I was 12, I had free reign over the entire neighborhood within a certain understandable radius, as well as a second neighborhood I'd stay on weekends, that turned into everything up until the downtown area about 4-6 miles away before too long (13).

    Music was fine as long as it was not blasted. No issues with what kind, as long as it did not wake up mom who worked night shift at a hospital. I did start getting flack when I took up the Electric Guitar though.

    Pretty reasonable considering I had friend's who's parents would not let them watch more than 1 hour of TV per day, have any videogames in the house, or do anything constructive with power tools when they were 10 like I was.

    Probably the killer were the highly religious households though. Man oh man, some of these would pick friend's for their kids from the church, and then schedule time for them to come over to keep me away. By the time I was a teen. I'll kid you not, once time I was talking about flirting with a girl at a pizza restaraunt, and a friend's highly religious dad goes "was it a girl" like I was hitting on a guy, jeebuz, I said GIRL, not man in drag, jeebuz. I also got one of those firend's in trouble once because I read a magazine he had to hide of an article on Kurt Cobain, I had no clue his parents would not allow ANY stuff from Kurt in their house. If I had parents like that, I would have gone insane or run away.

    And yes, I grew up in the 80's and 90's, when all that positive reinforcement and safety freak stuff began. I grew up oldskool like a 70's kid, and turned out pretty well or so I hear. God I'm glad I had it the way I had, everybody else's parents seemed a LOT more restrictive from 8 onward.
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    I was never allowed to ride my bike into town. I mean I could ride a bike cept I couldn't go too far.
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    Jeez i'm only 18 and i cant even remember!
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    When I was a kid, the V chip didn't exist.

    But my parents told me that I couldn't watch Beavis & Butt-Head, South Park, Jerry Springer, and/or Howard Stern. But I did watch Beavis & Butt-Head and South Park a lot behind my parent's backs.
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