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Started by TRaney on Dec 20, 2018 7:08:02 AM
What kind of things have you forced your children to do?

For their own good obviously

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Agaliarept - 20 Dec 2018 08:00:05 (#1 of 31)

Learn to swim and take Karate. Separately of course.

That sort of thing?

HoHoHoff - 20 Dec 2018 08:01:22 (#2 of 31)

Violin lessons, horse riding, shooting. The usual.

TheVoiceOfReason - 20 Dec 2018 08:02:04 (#3 of 31)

I was forced to have swimming lessons (okay, understandable, it’s a life skill). But when I was about 13 or 14 my mother said, out of the blue, “I’ve signed you up for tennis lessons. You’ll need to know this when you’re invited to people’s houses when you’re older.” She herself had never held a racquet in her life and we knew no one who played tennis or had a court. I very grudgingly went for a few months and then the project was quietly dropped.

dreams99 - 20 Dec 2018 08:16:12 (#4 of 31)

Nothing as yet. She can swim, read, write, ride a bike, run 2k without stopping, all willingly. Did piano lessons for a bit, but gave it up as the 2nd teacher she had was rubbish, looking for another one.

FleurDuMal - 20 Dec 2018 08:18:43 (#5 of 31)

Get up early to go to school.

browserbutton - 20 Dec 2018 08:30:33 (#6 of 31)

Keep the noise down, mainly. I notice that children are much quieter these days, thanks to mobile devices.

Tomnoddy - 20 Dec 2018 08:33:43 (#7 of 31)

Walk a mile and a half up the hill, rain or shine, to visit the monument when staying at Grandma's.

Rendered - 20 Dec 2018 08:40:25 (#8 of 31)

I'm hoping the humblebrags pick up over the course of the day.

thisonehasalittlehat - 20 Dec 2018 08:41:26 (#9 of 31)

I force my children to do a little less than their best at school and in clubs so as the other children don't get too deterred.

Shadrack22 - 20 Dec 2018 08:42:26 (#10 of 31)

EddieWillers’ daughter: did she ever get into a Russell Group university?

HoHoHoff - 20 Dec 2018 08:43:25 (#11 of 31)

I forced her to get Art Garfunkel's autograph too, leading on to her showing him how Google works (he wondered how she got the photo of him) during their evening chatting together about how the modern world sucks.

blaithin - 20 Dec 2018 08:46:46 (#12 of 31)

Wash. Be polite. Be kind. Wear clean pants and clean socks every day. Go to training / practice/ rehearsal when they are feeling lazy. Learn to swim. Learn to ride a bike. Learn times tables. Visit castles and cathedrals.

blaithin - 20 Dec 2018 08:47:58 (#13 of 31)

TVOR's mum sounds like a marvellous character.

Agaliarept - 20 Dec 2018 08:50:03 (#14 of 31)

I force my children to do a little less than their best at school and in clubs so as the other children don't get too deterred.

You don't have kids though do you hat?

Mods plz ban posters with fake children from the thread.

thisonehasalittlehat - 20 Dec 2018 08:50:27 (#15 of 31)

I've two.

HoHoHoff - 20 Dec 2018 08:50:45 (#16 of 31)

Well give them back.

thisonehasalittlehat - 20 Dec 2018 08:50:58 (#17 of 31)

I mean that's hardly any by your standards but still warrants some recognition

Rendered - 20 Dec 2018 08:51:49 (#18 of 31)

Fake smashers.

Agaliarept - 20 Dec 2018 08:52:22 (#19 of 31)

I mean that's hardly any by your standards but still warrants some recognition

My apologies...every day's a school day I guess.

Eligelis - 20 Dec 2018 09:00:11 (#20 of 31)

I don't have children of my own, but I am a scout leader. I try not to force any kid to do something they don't want to; but I do always try to say: "How do you know that you can't, unless you try at least once?"

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