Establishing Family Rules
Written By: Mark Gregston | Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2011
When I was growing up there was one major rule-don't make mom or dad mad. If we broke that rule, we got whacked when Dad got home. It was a "My way, and there is no highway" kind of arrangement.
I remember once "borrowing" the motorcycle without permission. Of course, I wrecked it. Dad responded with serious consequences. Rather than fixing the bike that we loved to ride, he donated it to the school for their shop class. But he went a step further; he withdrew from our relationship. Our relationship wasn't the best in the world anyway, but he basically didn't speak to my brother and me for a few weeks. I had disappointed him and he cut me off as a result.
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