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I'm stricter than most, but I don't find that we're unreasonably so. I am strict when it comes to language and how the kids speak to me, (or adults in general) no one raises their voice to me, uses bad tone or calls me any names. Although I am letting my 13 year old get away with "whatever" every so often.
I'd say I was more no nonsense than strict.
I am about to get a whole lot stricter, for some reason the kids have chosen this week to all test where the boundaries lie, so it's time to lay down the law in a big way.
I do consider myself to be strict (I also think I'm fun and silly too - so do they!) but I'm not unfair or unjust...or at least I try not to be. I expect them to be respectful, and kind and I don't take lightly to anything less than that. One of my good friends once told me that "we aren't raising kids, we're raising future adults" and that's how I look at parenting. I just hope I'm doing a good job! :-)
Kim, homeschooling mommy to 6 awsome kiddos!
My older kids will tell you that in some area's I am strict but over all I am pretty laid back. I have a few rules that are set, things that are not negotiable, but everything else is up for discussion however once the decision has been made it is final....although the teen's do still try to continue it if they still feel it's unjust. My children have a say and a voice and they have been able to convince me on occasion to change my mind which I think has helped us keep communication open at all times and them unafraid to come talk to me, even if they know it is something I am not going to be happy with. Lying is probably my biggest no-no above and beyond anything else, they always tell me truth when point blank asked the right question, they don't volunteer it though otherwise. They usually know that at that point I have something that has led me there and they no a lie will get them into a lot more trouble then the truth will.
STRICT? Would your kids say you are strict or not strict?
Ummm... depends on my mood. lol jk I would say in between. I would say stricter than most moms and less strict than others.
By the way... Hi! It's been awhile since I've been able to be on here. I missed it. I found out I was pregnant again the day before my husband left for basic military training. It's been really hard on the girls and I and I've been uber sick. Plus I have my second book coming out in May. Anywho... it's good to see you again. Your kids look adorable as always. *hugs*
Kristy: Semi-crunchy, homeschooling, cloth diapering, Jesus loving mom to 5 beautiful daughters with baby#6, our first baby boy on the way!
Young Living Essential Oils Distributor and the Author of theIce Moon Series. www.icemoonseries.com www.kristyquinn.net