Hard mums and moms, why have you chosen to be strict
I was a pretty good kid, I was mouthy as a teen, but tried hard to make up for that with my mom since I didn't dare mouth off to my dad. In light of that, they didn't put too many boundaries on me and guess what? I craved it. They knew they could trust me but I wanted more from them, if that makes sense. I also saw how they spoiled my youngest sister, who also craved discipline and structure (as a babysitter and mom she is more like me in her style of parenting). A family I babysat for, and I babysat for a lot of families, had the best behaved children out of all the ones I babysat and they had structure, routine, discipline. So for all those reasons, I have chosen to be a strict mom, though I have mellowed since having my first child 17 years ago. ;)
What about you, moms?