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20 People Told Us About the Craziest Rules They Ever Had to Follow When They Were Kids

Each household has its own rules imposed by parents. And in many cases, these make a lot of sense (don’t stay up late, no dessert before veggies, etc). In the end, they’re meant to teach children how to manage their time better or even avoid fights between siblings. But sometimes parents abuse their authority and normalize rules that are so crazy that when children go to someone else’s home, they find out that things don’t really have to be that way.

And that’s exactly what happened to these 20 people that shared their stories on Reddit, and that Bright Side compiled for you to figure out that if your parents make you follow strange rules at home, you’re not alone!

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What was the strangest rule or tradition in your family? What strange but functional rule do you have or would you make people follow in your home?

Preview photo credit katertot06 / Reddit