For me, school was extremely stressful as a JW kid. The worst part had to be my morning dose of humiliation being forced to walk out of the room as the national anthem came on the loudspeakers (first god save the queen, then, Oh Canada).
The other kids found this completely bizarre, and several of my "patriotic" minded teachers really resented me for doing this (despite the obvious fact I had no choice in the matter but was being forced into this by my parents).
How could anybody force this public humiliation on a small child or teen-ager, already having to deal with the normal stresses of growing up and worrying about their public image with their peers??? Did you other ex-JWs actually leave the room or just have to "remain seated" when the anthem came on?
These are some of my bitterest memories of growing up a JW kid.....