Mum Of Six Shares Four ‘Weird’ Rules She Has For Her Kids
Parenting is a tough gig at the best of times, even more so when you have multiple children. One mum has shared some rules she grew up with herself and now uses on her own six children, in an attempt to maintain some order and harmony in her household. Do you have the same rules for your kids that you had growing up?
Mum-of-six Sharon, uploaded the video on TikTok where she revealed the four weird rules she has for all six of her children. So far it’s had 8.6 million likes and counting.
“No playing with friends on Sunday.
“Two years of piano classes minimum.
“No homework until you’re in junior high.
“No singing at the dinner table.”
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Sharon went on to explain that these were some rules she grew up with herself and admits she “didn’t understand it until I had kids.” The video was accompanied with the caption: “Being a parent is weird. Never thought I’d be a ‘no singing’ rule.”
The video has prompted a barrage of comments from fellow parents keen to understand the thought process behind the rules.
“So your kids don’t have fun?” one person asked.
“Wow, you’d be fun at parties,” added another.
While some were keen to praise the mum of six.
“You’re doing amazing, I think everyone will have different weird rules for their families!” one stated.
In general though, people were just really interested in understanding ‘why’ she went with those specific rules in particular.
“I will always find it really weird to force kids to learn something even if they have no interest in it,” one person said about the piano lessons.
Sharon answered this by saying- “It’s like maths or reading. It’s a life skill that will serve them in one way or another down the line”.
A controversial one was the no homework policy with many saying “it’s going to be a struggle if they don’t know what homework is… homework prepares you for college”.
The mum responded by saying: “studies show that homework in grade school helps kids in no way.”
One parent was particularly angry about the “no playing with friends on Sunday” rule and said she finds that “shocking”.
“It’s family day! We have a giant brunch and go do something epic as a family,” Sharon explained.
But the one rule that had most people stumped was the ‘no singing at the table.’
Sharon answered that simply with: “It’s just really annoying when we’re trying to chat and everyone is singing.”
Do you have the same rules for your kids that you had growing up?