I'm a controlling mom
I am and always have been a very controlling mom. I have controlled everything about my son. He is just starting high school at a private school and they sent out a email with first day expectations. In addition to wearing the school uniform and rules about hair cuts there were all sorts of other details like they have to use the school bags not any old bag. They are not allowed to even choose their own locker but be allocated one and even use a lock purchased from the school book shop.
I still buy all his clothes and each day I put out what he is to wear. I have set routines and chores and rules. He has to ask permission to do everything even to go to the bathroom.
I feel guilty and good at different times. Sometimes I feel like easing up on him but then I will meet another family and they will have a rude out of control kid and I think I don't want that.