DS was grounded, so he was bored. Played in his room most of yesterday evening and trashed it - every bin, toybox and basket is empty. Rule is he has to clean his room every day, and now he's been in there 4 hrs, still has at least 1/3 of it to go, and has lost half of his stuff for a week just as part of the ongoing effort to get it this far. My job has been to constantly have to check up on him and nag him, all the while listening to him whine about how mean we're being (as if this were a new rule we invented today).
Accounting for how much time he's spent in there playing instead of cleaning vs how much time I've lost not being able to work on anything I can't interrupt, I think he's winning *sigh*
Answer by megan1089 at 6:43 PM on Jul. 17, 2010
Answer by Cassarah at 6:50 PM on Jul. 17, 2010
Answer by NannyB. at 6:54 PM on Jul. 17, 2010
How old is he? You have to stick with it I wouldn't help. No Way It is worse on us when they are grounded. What choice do we have they need to learn. It's harder for parents in the long run if the kids run the show.
Answer by mommom2000 at 7:07 PM on Jul. 17, 2010
Answer by mommom2000 at 7:08 PM on Jul. 17, 2010
Answer by kjrn79 at 8:02 PM on Jul. 17, 2010
Answer by mommyangel0102 at 9:26 PM on Jul. 17, 2010