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Overly Strict Partents = Delinquent Kids, Do you agree?
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Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff posted:
A new study says overly strict parents tend to raise kids that are disrespectful, engage in delinquent behaviors and don't respect authority.

Overly Strict, Controlling Parents Risk Raising Delinquent Kids

Do you think this study is accurate? Share how you were parented and how you are parenting your kids.

Elizabeth
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willpowerchallenged responded:
Can't agree that all "delinquent" kids come from strict parents, but I do see it alot. The more restrictions you put on a person, the bigger the curiosity to know why.

My parents weren't overly strict, but they did say 'no' to many things I wanted to do while I was growing up. I didn't turn out a disrespectful teen, but I did stop asking permission for alot of things I now wished I had atleast given it a shot.

I'm not strict with my teen daughter. Since she was a baby I learned to pick my battles and if something did not consist of inflicting pain, getting hurt, hurting someone else, drawing blood, or something to that nature (you get the picture) I allowed it under the correct supervision, ofcourse. She has learned that when I do say 'no' I really mean 'no' and there is a valid reason for it.


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