Growing up my parents were pretty strict. At the time I might have been less than thrilled with my curfews and their need to know exactly where I was at all times. But as an adult, and especially as a mom of two girls, I applaud them. Their strictness kept me safe and out of a lot of trouble.
Because of my parents, I am able to look back on my high school years fondly. I was able to be myself, but because of their rules, I was always cautious about things I was doing. I knew I would have to answer to them if my clothes or things I was posting online didn’t meet with their guidelines. I tried to stay pretty middle of the road, good girl but liked to have fun too. And thankfully I never got labeled with a bad reputation. I was never the “party girl” “druggie” “easy one”. I won’t ever be embarrassed to run into people from my past.
As my girls get older, I hope to raise them the same way. I want them to know I love them, but part of the way I show that love is with boundaries. Especially with the amount of time people spend online these days, I don’t want them regretting any decision they made when they were young.
This was a sponsored post, but all content is my own and my own opinion.