Throwback Thursday #50 – Are Rules Made to be Broken?.

Maggie is back and this week she has given up the prompt for her’s and Lauren’s brainchu Throwback Thursday.

Who in your family was the person who made and enforced rules?

Both really, Mum enforced them but it was Dad who made them.

Did you grow up with many rules, or was your life a little more flexible?

We had lots of rules, times to get up, bedtimes, meal times, times we had to be in, how we spoke, when we spoke. But don’t get me wrong we were loved we were happy we had fun but we were disaplined.

Were you a rule follower or a rule breaker?

A little of both.

How were discipline and – in contrast – rewards managed in your household?

Mum would shout at us and I hated that! Dad would tell us off and give us a lecture….we all hated that. I got sent to my room or to bed early.

Rewards were always verbal praise.

Were you given the opportunity to plead your case in matters of disagreement?

Yes but it generally made no difference.

What tools did your parents use – ‘I’m going to count to three’ or ‘don’t make me get up’ or a time-out chair?

“I will tell your father when he gets home.” and she did. With Dad it was just a look?

Did fear of discipline curb your desire to break or bend the rules?

Yes and No.

Did your upbringing influence the way you (as an adult) managed rules in your own home?

Yes I was not a great disciplinarian I always wanted everyone to be happy. Hubby was better at disapline than me, he is very black and white.

Were you ever ‘grounded’? Do you want to share the story?

Yes I was but I can’t remember why.

Did you break rules your parents never knew about? Want to confess and leave with a clear conscience?

Yes I did but I am not sharing.

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