People Are Sharing The House Rules They Grew Up With That, As Adults, They Realized Were Not Normal


If I got hurt doing a certain activity I wasn’t allowed to do that activity again. My mother ended that rule though when I broke my wrist snowboarding when I was 16 and didn’t tell her until a month later when I couldn’t move my wrist at all and it required surgery with a bone graft to repair.—_njhiker 


Wasn’t in my home but my aunt and uncle never let us use the upstairs washroom when we were kids because they thought we’d touch the walls with our dirty hands so they made us piss in a jar they kept under the kitchen sink and just poured it down the drain when we were done. Never thought it was strange until I brought it up to my cousin a few years ago, we laughed pretty hard about it.—LazyNomad53


I grew up in the 60’s. An “A” got you $1.00. A “B” was $0.50. A “C” was nothing. A “D” was minus $0.50. And an “F” was a spanking. I wasn’t the best student in elementary school. Report cards were terrifying.—Mskard


My dad would set a timer after a while. If we didn’t finish it by then (was usually my bro with certain types of veggies he couldn’t stand) he’d add MORE of said food to the plate. A**hole.—LadyLovie


Was literally told by my best friends dad I was only allowed to eat popcorn one kernel at a time.—CallMeRawie


My parents used a laissez-faire parenting style. No censorship whatsoever. I watched Rocky Horror Picture Show with my brother when I was 7. Pretty awkward when I brought the VHS with me to a sleepover at a friend’s house. The parents were mortified.—Ryo24


When I got in trouble I was put on “reading restriction” as a punishment. I loved to read as a kid (still do!) so it was an effective punishment at the time.—CharlieChooper

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