I've posted here before about the series by blogger "Latebloomer" of Past Tense, Present Progressive called "Biblical" Parenting. (For the previous post, click here). In this series, she gives here review of a book called "Child Training Tips" by fundamentalist author and pastor Reb Bradley. In essence, the book, which contains his philosophy on raising children, sums up the views on child raising that many extreme right Christians have, and displays all the worst aspects of such for all the world to see. The series comes to a close in post 4,
"A Parent Who Isolates in Order to Control" In this post, Latebloomer talks about how her family was a member of Bradley's church, Hope Chapel, and how her upbringing was profoundly affected by his disastrous advice to her parents.
This post is by far the best post in the series, and that is really saying something. The isolation, the strain that this kind of mentality puts on a relationship between parent and child, and the lingering effects into adulthood, I personally I know to be true. I was raised in a fundamentalist homeschooling family as well, and her posts on the impact of such an upbringing discuss it much clearer terms than I ever could. Her blog also has a series solely dedicated to her upbringing in a fundamentalist family, read the 7 part series here.
The posts "Homeschooled Girls and Trash Cans" and "Authoritarian Parenting and Emotional Repression" are the most eye opening in the series.
Take the time, read both series, if you were raised fundamentalist, it will profoundly bring back some memories of childhood, if you weren't, it will be a shocking entrance into the world of fundamentalism, and the harsh psychological impacts it has on those who were raised into it.