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Are These Parenting "Rules" Overprotective Or Reasonable?

Every parenting rule can't be reasonable.

We love and appreciate them, but let's be honest... when you're a kid, there are times you think your parents are doing the absolute most. From their rules to the consequences if those rules are broken, sometimes parents can act as overprotective as Bobby Boucher's momma in Waterboy.

Kathy Bates as Helen 'Mama' Boucher and Adam Sandler as Bobby Boucher in "The Water Boy"
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Based on your own experiences and perspective, as a parent or child,  tell us if you think the following set of parenting rules are overprotective or reasonable!

  1. Ripping off your bedroom door as a consequence of your bad behavior

    Ripping off your bedroom door as a consequence of your bad behavior

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  1. Calling your friends parents to make sure you're actually at their house

    Calling your friends parents to make sure you're actually at their house

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  1. Putting bars on your bedroom window so you can't sneak out at night

    Putting bars on your bedroom window so you can't sneak out at night

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  1. Not being allowed to wrestle/fight your younger sibling

    Not being allowed to wrestle/fight your younger sibling

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  1. No dating until you're 18

    No dating until you're 18

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No dating until you're 18
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  1. Not being allowed in certain rooms of the house

    Not being allowed in certain rooms of the house

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  1. No farting at the dinner table

    No farting at the dinner table

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  1. Not allowing you to touch the thermostat

    Not allowing you to touch the thermostat

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  1. Finish homework before you can play or hang out with friends

    Finish homework before you can play or hang out with friends

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Finish homework before you can play or hang out with friends
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  1. No Rated R movies until you're 18

    No Rated R movies until you're 18

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No Rated R movies until you're 18
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  1. Making you change your clothes because they don't like your outfit

    Making you change your clothes because they don't like your outfit

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  1. No friends at the house during a school night

    No friends at the house during a school night

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  1. No company is allowed over when they aren't home

    No company is allowed over when they aren't home

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No company is allowed over when they aren't home
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  1. No going over a friend's house if the opposite sex will be there

    No going over a friend's house if the opposite sex will be there

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  1. No sleeping over at a friends house during the week

    No sleeping over at a friends house during the week