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Reddit asks the Question: 'What Was a House Rule You Grew Up With That You Thought Was Completely Normal Until You Grew Up And Realised Other Households Didn't Follow?'

By Petr Knava | reddit | January 17, 2020 |

By Petr Knava | reddit | January 17, 2020 |


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Parenting is one hell of a trip. Using the most basic and primitive DYI method there is you and a partner semi-clone a version or two (or three or twelve) of yourselves, after which you impose whatever ludicrous, arbitrary, borderline lunatic framework of rules and norms you basically want, all of which shape the mindset and mental superstructure of those clones for pretty much as long as they live. Subsequently they may choose to pass on those mad standards to their own offspring, morph them to their liking before passing them on, or violently reject them and pass on some diametrically opposed version. All the while everyone’s just sort of making it up as they go along. Mad.

Reddit pondered this madness recently, by asking the question: ‘What was a house rule that you had as a kid that you thought was perfectly normal until you grew up and realised that not every household followed?’ You can check out the full thread here but below are some highlights:

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