My parents were very similar, Allie! I feel like I turned out just fine and that I had intrinsic motivation to attain good grades, without my parents ever asking. There was never a set curfew or particular rules. It all seemed a bit odd to my friends. I’ve often wondered if it has more to do with the individual child’s temperament rather than the parents style. Maybe both?
I wonder that too – like did our parents approach us with this style of parenting because of our personality?