My 10 year old takes out the trash, EVERYDAY , for the last 2 years, I still have to tell him to tie the bags shut. When the trash can is full and the trash truck dumps the can when the bag isn't shut stuff falls out. I make him clean it up. EVERY WEEK for 2 years!!!!!
I have tried every consequence I can think of, i WANT him to think for himself, I want to not have to remind him everyday, I want ...
So the question is, See if you can think of something brilliant ... I have probably tried it (his is my 5th bio kid and #8 in the family), but I believe in many minds can come up with a solution!
Answer by LoveMyDog at 2:14 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by gdiamante at 11:17 AM on Mar. 7, 2011
Answer by Charis76 at 11:40 AM on Mar. 7, 2011
Well, as a broken record of a 9 year-old daughter this is reassuring. Our issue is getting to school on time. On time for school with home work done--whe can watch tv that night till bed time homework not done late for school no tv. We just started this and are having moderate success so far. The thing is we are older parents and something has to be done as this is taking the starch out of both of us. When I was growing up, my mother made a chore list for me my sister and brother. My sister and I alternated days with dishes and laundry and our brother took out the trash. I was 10, my sister was 8 and our brother was 5. We did it, no questions asked, no allowance expected and no complaints (that lasted very long anyway!) Guess it is a generation thing...
Answer by SoBehindImAhead at 9:02 AM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 2:07 PM on Mar. 7, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 2:08 PM on Mar. 7, 2011