How were you disciplined as a child?Watch
I turned out no better or worse than children with really, really strict parents.
When I was 15, I got really drunk and passed out on a road by myself. I was found by a passer by and then the ambulance called my parents. My punishment was I was grounded for the summer, I had to take a basic first aid course and complete a Gold DofE. The grounding lasted 2 weeks but I did finish the DofE which took 24 months and cost at least £1000.
When I turned 17, I was pretty much free to do as I pleased? My behaviour was my own responsibility and I didn't have my parents controlling my every move.
Well my parents trust me a lot and I’ve never done anything crazy afaik so yh.
I'm at uni and in a job. This surprised mom who thought I'd deffo be a stuntman when I grew up (I gave her a hard time when I lived inside her!)
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5 year old me would have rather been beaten.
My Mam and Dad were strict in some ways and not so in others. I couldn't be roaming the streets when it was dark, but I had tins of ale bought for me from 13. Worked out well for them I guess. The only trouble I have ever really been in has been as an adult and generally reactive as opposed to proactive.
Got a clip now and again as a child, but used to just laugh at it.
Was raised in an Asian country , my parents are loving but strict . I was being spank at times , when I did something wrong , got bad grades etc. Now I am 17 , my parents don’t really made any changes except they add in two more punishment and that will be confiscation items and grounded .
I feel that they love me even though they punish me . The spanking hurts though .... haha , And to be honest I feel that I am lucky to have parents who is willing to discipline me , teach me when I did something wrong and correct me when it’s needed. I do have friends that their parents don’t ever lay a hand on them .... not even confiscate their phones only occasionally scolding and they get away with things lightly and now they seem to be in deep trouble . They think that the world evolves around them and that they could get away with anything .
My mum got two rolling pins and got my sister and I to write our names on them and would tell us she would hit us with them if we were naughty. It was an empty threat; she never did. My dad used to say things like ‘if you do this I’ll kill you/break your neck’. Also, thankfully, an empty threat.
As I got older, he would just take away my phone/TV/computer privileges to punish me. If I was bad around my mum, she’d tell my dad and let him punish me. Old fashioned, I know. Thankfully I was never grounded, I would have gone crazy. Although I didn’t have much of a social life I didn’t go out much anyway, but still.
Now that I’m 20, and ever since I was 15-16 really, they don’t punish me as a). I don’t do anything to get punished and b). they recognise that I’m too old to be treated like a child.
I turned out okay, but I’m still pretty terrified by others’ anger and I have trouble saying no or disagreeing with people incase it enrages/upsets them. I also fear authority a bit.
I am mostly okay now, maybe I’m a bit aggressive because of it
I think I turned out OK. I haven't killed anyone. I have days when I am completely incapacitated but I get through it. I take no **** from anyone. The thing is not to let what has happened to you define who you are. X