Ok, if you have read my post, you already know I have 16 yr old ss who has no chores, and never has been given any. I have had a talk with dh about this and last night ss ask for some money to go out with his friends to dinner. Remember, he just got back from a trip that cost us 500. 00 bucks. So dh told ss to wash the dishes. There were about 8 things in the sink btw and he would give him some money and a ride. SS threw a fit, literally, threw a fit like a five yr old and went to his room and never did the dishes nor did he go to dinner with his friends. However, the situation is not resolved because the dishes are still sitting in the sink. What can I tell dh to get him to follow up with this, because ss should not get his way by throwing a fit and pouting. I stayed out of the whole ordeal and will continue to do so but dh needs guidence in what to do next because he has never dealt with this kid this way.Answer Question
Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 11:15 AM on Apr. 22, 2009
Answer by Precious333 at 11:19 AM on Apr. 22, 2009
easy. Tell him he can't do anything but do homework & go to school. If he wants to hang with friends then he needs to take responsibility in the house too. No need to get angry or yell. He will eventually learn how to do the dishes if he wants to go out with friends. Does he have a job, or does dad give him an allowance? My child is 7, & she will not get her allowance until she does SOMETHING around the house. It is now habit for her. He will pitch a fit, & act like a five year old, but he will get over it if he wants to hang out with his friends. No need to yell, tell him what has to be done if he wants to do what he wants to do. He'll learn.
Answer by samurai_chica at 11:31 AM on Apr. 22, 2009
Answer by mom_wrhsc at 11:36 AM on Apr. 22, 2009
Answer by lisa_ann_p at 12:57 PM on Apr. 22, 2009
Answer by mom_wrhsc at 9:52 AM on Apr. 23, 2009