SIX OF THE BEST… reasons to be a strict parent

I don’t consider my parents as having been strict. I had rules and chores, and they weren’t onerous, but they were things I had to do. I don’t look back on my time as a kid and think “my parents did Thing X and Thing Y wrong, so I have to make it better for my kid by doing it differently.” But if you look at the definition of “strict” as “demanding that rules concerning behavior are obeyed and observed”, then I suppose they were.

About Josh Roseman

Josh Roseman (not the trombonist; the other one) has been published in -- among others -- Asimov's, Escape Pod, and Evil Girlfriend Media. He's published two short-story collections, THE CLOCKWORK RUSSIAN and BOSS FIGHT, as well as a novel, AFTER THE APOCALYPSE. When not writing, he mostly complains that he's not writing. Find him online at, or on Twitter @listener42.
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