clockworkgirl21 (clockworkgirl21) wrote in thequestionclub,
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In what ways did your parents scare the hell out of you when you were little?

My dad made it seem like a kidnapper was likely to come into my room and take me away. It's happened, I know, but listening to my dad, it was like it happened all the time. I remember checking the locks several times a night.
He also once told me "the walls have eyes." I took that literally and believed the walls were actually watching me.

My mother would always tell me, "I can't buy you that, or I won't be able to pay the bills this month. Do you want us to starve?" So I started feeling guilty because I was born and my parents had to spend money on me. I was scared the bank would kick us out of the house, something my mother often said they'd do if I kept asking for stuff.

Another time my grandma said if I ate too quickly, I'd choke to death. So i stopped eating. Anything.

And now people wonder why I'm so nervous all the time...
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