Ok, my 10 year old is CONSTANTLY irresponsible with things. Today we just found out that he possibly lost his baseball glove (which is his brothers because his was stolen from the park the last time he was in baseball) He probably left it at the park again. In October he was playing at the park and he didn't lock up his bike (it was only a few months old) and it was of course stolen. Last night he borrowed his friends bike (I was unaware) and he left it outside under our stairs (older bike stolen from same spot a few years ago). I told him he was SO lucky that it wasn't stolen too! I am at a loss. I have no clue what to do. I told him that if the glove doesn't turn up, he will sit and watch every game/practice but I am not spending the money on a new one. I would have bought his own but we are financially strapped right now which is why he is using his brothers. Any ideas? I can't afford to pay for his irresponsibility!Answer Question
I think you're doing the right thing. Ten year old's in general aren't the most responsible people so he sounds pretty typical. I think learning the real world consequences of his irresponsibility will teach him more than anything.
So many kids just expect to get stuff... the line between want and need is so blurry for this generation. He doesn't need to play baseball. Hopefully not being able to for a while will help him remember to take care of his stuff.
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