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Old 09-18-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: WI
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I don't have a problem with most of your rules but why in the world is wake up time at 6AM. Are you farmers or something
I agree- it's not a bad thing for kids to sleep in once in awhile. Not everyday, but a few mornings here and there won't kill them.
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Detroit's Marina District
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I agree- it's not a bad thing for kids to sleep in once in awhile. Not everyday, but a few mornings here and there won't kill them.
Exactly-on the weekends, we sometimes let it slide a bit. Like I said, I run a structured home, and I think that's reflected in my rules I set up.
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:36 PM
 
Location: maryland
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Call me "Mr. Bad Guy", but me and my wife run a very structured household. The rules at the O'Leary home:
-Loud music goes off and all snacking stops at 9:00, computer and phones are turned off at 9:30
-Everybody is in bed by 10:00
-Wake-up time is at 6:00, for everybody.
-No friends are allowed over unless me or my wife are home.
-My children aren't allowed to leave the neighborhood, unless I know where they're going
-Non-competitive sports (bowling, track, etc.) are HEAVILY encouraged.
-This isn't a restaurant, my kids are expected to eat whatever's being made. No special orders.
-Master bedroom is OFF LIMITS.
-No leaving doors to the outside open.
-When I'm talking to someone, I don't want to be interrupted.

Are their bedrooms off limits to you?
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Location: maryland
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Nope. We just don't raise late sleepers. I believe that when people sleep in until noon and beyond, that becomes a habit. And that habit slowly turns into laziness.

I slept until a noon until i had kids and i don't anymore .
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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Are their bedrooms off limits to you?
Why would parents restrict themselves from access to their kids' bedrooms? My daughter would love that...she wouldn't even feel the need to try and stash her alcohol, as well as other substances she's been caught with before.
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: maryland
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Why would parents restrict themselves from access to their kids' bedrooms? My daughter would love that...she wouldn't even feel the need to try and stash her alcohol, as well as other substances she's been caught with before.

My point is his bedroom is holy ground so does he few theirs in the same way. Ie does he offer them the same respect they offer him. You daughter has broken the rules...and in her case she loses that privilege. But i do believe kids should have the right to some privacy.
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Detroit's Marina District
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Are their bedrooms off limits to you?
Me and my wife try to stay out of their bedrooms as much as possible, but if they need help cleaning or folding and hanging clothes or something, one of us will come in and help. To be honest, I don't know why you targeted that rule. Every time I talk to one of the parents in my neighborhood, they have that exact same rule.
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:44 PM
 
Location: maryland
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Me and my wife try to stay out of their bedrooms as much as possible, but if they need help cleaning or something, one of us will come in and help. To be honest, I don't know why you targeted that rule. Every time I talk to one of the parents in my neighborhood, they have that exact same rule.

I could never figure it out is why because my mother had the same rule....and her reasoning was *because i said so*....even till this day. I don't care if my kids romp through my room to be honest....they know they are not allowed to go through stuff that isn't theirs, but i don't mind them in there.
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Nope. We just don't raise late sleepers. I believe that when people sleep in until noon and beyond, that becomes a habit. And that habit slowly turns into laziness.

I don't believe in sleeping until noon either. I never have. The latest one should sleep is 8:30 AM in my opinion.
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:54 PM
 
Location: maryland
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I don't believe in sleeping until noon either. I never have. The latest one should sleep is 8:30 AM in my opinion.
What if they have a night job? Or like to stay up late sometimes?
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