My ex-wife married a man who became a born-again christian.While I think its important to believe, I think things are getting to be a bit too intense.This is what my children must do every day before going to school.... Wake at 4:30-4:45,without letting their feet touch the floor they must roll out of bed onto their knees and pray,next they can use the bathroom and get dressed,all chores are done[dusting,vacuuming,picking up the dogpoop outside,polishing the furniture],they make breakfast for themselves and make lunch for the day and clean up their mess in the kitchen,then they must read three chapters of the bible[which he quizzes]then they can go outside to wait for the bus.This all happens before 6:10 when the bus comes.When my son is disciplined by him, he is to sit on his room floor with his back up against the wall- he can do homework or read the Bible --thats it.The last time he was punished,it was for asking his mother to go with her and his sister to a fund raising event for the school choir.[she said there was not enough room in the car because of the things they were bringing to the school] He asked if he could move a few things but she said no,he said aawww c'mon mom I can fit.She said no once more and he stormed to the backyard and sat down on the deck.(mind you, the husband was inside the house and couldn't hear anything)my ex leaves and the husband comes out pointing his finger in my sosn's face and screamed at him for disrespecting his mother.My son said he didn't disrespect her,he just wanted to go with them.The husband told him not to talk back and sent him inside.My son was then punished for the next 3&1/2 weeks.[he lifted the punishment 2 days before Thanksgiving when they were to go to my ex's brother's house.If he was caught nodding,more days were added.He was quizzed on the books of the Bible he read and given a lecture if he didn't understand the whole chapter. I think this is insane. My ex refuses to discuss anything regarding what goes on in their house,so my input is not even cared for. Is this a normal way for strict born-agains to discipline their children? I am about to take her to court for not adhering to the div. agreement.I'm not the custodial parent[something I never should have agreed to] I am about to pull my hair out!!
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