In that "religion", the male is the "head of the household" and the wife must obey him. That means if he orders her to let them do certain things normal kids do, she can't override his decision.
Usually in families like this, which the "religion" calls "divided households", the wife does as much as she can to get the kids to comply with the multitude of liturgical rules, even if she must do so secretly ("theocratic strategy").
Depending upon how much Mrs. Jackson is able to do regarding the kids' lifestyles, here are some of the things they can look forward to.
- No birthdays, Christmases, Easters, etc.
- No celebrations or activities that elevate an individual or make an individual the center of attention.
- Limited or no use of the Internet or cell phones.
- No participation in contact sports or games like chess that involve competition.
- No participation in anything to do with other religions, even swimming at the YMCA.
- No dating. (Only exception: Both parties are at the legal age of marriage and are interested in marrying the other.)
- No socializing with non-JWs, including school dances, proms, clubs, etc.
- No college.
- No jobs that involve other religions, magic, tobacco, giving blood transfusions, or carrying a weapon.
- Attend 4 hours of church meetings each week.
- Attempt to convert nonbelievers by visiting at their homes or handing out literature on street corners.
- No psychiatrists, counselors, or self-help groups.
- No medical treatment that entails or could lead to use of products made from human blood, even your own.
- No swearing.
- No porn or PG-13 movies.
- No toasts (the kind with wine).
- No wind chimes.
- No wearing clothes that are tight, revealing, brightly colored, skirts above the knee, or skirts/dresses without slips/camisoles, or wearing too much makeup.
- No wearing crosses, Stars of David, or any religious items.
- No throwing rice at weddings.