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Let's Fight About Whether These 22 Parenting Rules Are Reasonable Or Too Strict

A set amount of screen time per day?

  1. 1. Allowing your child only to watch TV and play video games on the weekends.

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1. Allowing your child only to watch TV and play video games on the weekends.
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  1. 2. Not letting your teenager watch R rated movies until they are 17.

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2. Not letting your teenager watch R rated movies until they are 17.
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  1. 3. Having a set amount of screen time per day.

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3. Having a set amount of screen time per day.
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  1. 4. Not allowing your child to be on social media until they're at least 13.

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4. Not allowing your child to be on social media until they're at least 13.
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  1. 5. Not allowing a child, even a teenager, to use the stove when an adult is not home.

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5. Not allowing a child, even a teenager, to use the stove when an adult is not home.
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  1. 6. Not allowing your child to date until they're in high school.

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6. Not allowing your child to date until they're in high school.
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  1. 7. Your child must complete their homework after school before they're allowed to do anything else (i.e. watching TV, playing video games, playing etc.)

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7. Your child must complete their homework after school before they're allowed to do anything else (i.e. watching TV, playing video games, playing etc.)
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  1. 8. Not allowing your teenager to have sleepovers with friends of the opposite sex.

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8. Not allowing your teenager to have sleepovers with friends of the opposite sex.
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  1. 9. Your child has to leave their bedroom door open at all times when they have friends over.

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9. Your child has to leave their bedroom door open at all times when they have friends over.
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  1. 10. Putting parental locks on the TV and computer until your child is 10.

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10. Putting parental locks on the TV and computer until your child is 10.
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  1. 11. Grounding your kids if their report card has any C's or lower.

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11. Grounding your kids if their report card has any C's or lower.
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  1. 12. Not allowing your child to wear make up until they're in high school.

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12. Not allowing your child to wear make up until they're in high school.
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  1. 13. Not allowing your child to hang out at someone's house if you haven't met them yet.

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13. Not allowing your child to hang out at someone's house if you haven't met them yet.
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  1. 14. Not allowing your child to dye their hair an unnatural color until high school.

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14. Not allowing your child to dye their hair an unnatural color until high school.
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  1. 15. Not allowing a child who is 17 or older to go to a party if you suspect there will be alcohol.

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15. Not allowing a child who is 17 or older to go to a party if you suspect there will be alcohol.
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  1. 16. Routinely checking your kid's phone if they're younger than 13.

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16. Routinely checking your kid's phone if they're younger than 13.
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  1. 17. Not letting your child get any piercings (besides earnings), until they're 16.

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17. Not letting your child get any piercings (besides earnings), until they're 16.
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  1. 18. Not allowing your child to take public transportation alone until high school.

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18. Not allowing your child to take public transportation alone until high school.
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  1. 19. Not letting a child younger than 13 listen to the explicit version of songs.

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19. Not letting a child younger than 13 listen to the explicit version of songs.
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  1. 20. Grounding your 18-year-old if they come home drunk from a party.

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20. Grounding your 18-year-old if they come home drunk from a party.
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  1. 21. Putting a tracking device on your child's phone until they're in high school.

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21. Putting a tracking device on your child's phone until they're in high school.
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  1. 22. And not letting your child have a phone until they're at least 13.

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22. And not letting your child have a phone until they're at least 13.
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