Did your parents ever threaten to send you off to Reform School? I was kind of a sneaky kid, and I really didn't get caught/in trouble too often. My parents suspected that I was up to no good, but I got pretty good grades and didn't get called in to the principal's office often, so they didn't threaten to send me to Reform School. HOWEVER, my parents tried to convince/persuade me to attend a Christian school. Being a
devil worshipper bit of a contrarian, I opted to stay in public school with the heathens. I can only imagine how much worse I might have turned out had I gone with their preferred school.
Side note: My parents are super religious -- my Dad used to be a preacher. When it came time for me to go to college, my parents told me they would help pay for my school if I went to a Christian university. Needless to say, I opted for a budget education at Cal State on my own dime. :]