(((((( Richie )))))) Crazy parents we had - You and Me too!!
Juni - Thanks for your sympathies! However, it's quite a shock to realise that other people, non JWs, find it's OK to go to the toilet whenver they need to....well it was for me!
That's the provlem with the WTBTS - It's control, control and more control. Don't let your kids drink. Don't let your kids go to the toilet. Don't let your kids make a noise. Don't let your kids go to after school activities. Don't let your kids get a good, critical thinking education. Don't let your kids leave home till they're married and you know they're not having spontaneous sex everywhere. Don't let your kid leave the bOrg......
Control, control control.
If this control accompanies an overbearing, terrifying parent, who's willing to humiliate a child and beat the crap out of them, there is always mental damage.
But I remember the day that I realised that it was all right to do those basic things. I remember the counsellor being shocked that she had to tell me it was all right.
Now I know it's all right.......but why'd it take so long?