As Amy writes in a Wall Street Journal article , "Here are some things my daughters, Sophia and Louisa, were never allowed to do:
• attend a sleepover
• have a playdate
• be in a school play
• complain about not being in a school play
• watch TV or play computer games
• choose their own extracurricular activities
• get any grade less than an A
• not be the No. 1 student in every subject except gym and drama
• play any instrument other than the piano or violin
• not play the piano or violin."
Interestingly, as I write this, there are 7,878 responses to this article.
Whew! So what's going on? Ideas about parenting are always interesting to consider. Do you think your parents were too strict? Were they harder on you than on your younger siblings? And do parents from other cultures raise their children differently than parents in your culture?
In our psychology classes, we especially love to discuss cultural differences. Take a look at the courses we offer at Granite State College, and you can decide later how your mother will feel about your choice!