04-02-2009, 06:56 PM
I don't believe having to do homework is incredibly strict. When I was your age, I was required to sit at the kitchen table and wasn't allowed to move for any reason until I was done and my homework was checked. If I didn't understand something or did it wrong, it wouldn't be explained, I simply would be expected to know what was wrong and fix it on my own while continuing to sit at the table. I did this directly after school too and was required to be home by dark, so you can imagine it cut into my play time a lot.
As a child, I believed my father was unnecessarily strict. As I look back now, I believe he did things right. I wasn't allowed out at parties where my father didn't know the people there and if I expected to go out, he had to meet the people I was with. He hated how incredibly radical I was at times, with good reason, and often punished me for doing outrageous things that attracted unnecessary attention when I should've been focusing on school work. If I had any grades below an A, I was given a speech and punished. If I showed the slightest sign of slacking off on anything, I would be in big trouble. I don't know how many times I stood in a corner or was forbidden from all things electronic and sometimes even books since eventually the electronics stopped working. I had my door removed several times and was spanked a good amount. Despite that, he raised a good kid. At least I'm not pregnant, ****d up, constantly drunk, or having sex with everything that moves. That's a lot better than most college kids out there.