My DS is so lazy, I don't know what to do. I have tried taking toys/video games away, time out, grounding him from the outdoors, talking to him, even spanking. Nothing seems to help!
When he was a toddler I had a rule in the house if it wasn't picked up, it went into a tote that went into my closet and every time he would pick up I would give him one thing back at a time. Worked like a charm for the girls, but not him. I would say time to pick up and he would throw his toys in the trash. Because of this, I have never really bought him a lot of toys. Only at Christmas and on birthdays.
I have made him earn the money to buy his own things, he still does not care. He will give his things away and say "I'm just going to get it taken away anyways"
He really wanted a new baseball bat, after a year- that's how long it took for him to earn it, we bought it, he was so excited to get it. That night he didn't put it away and the dog chewed the grip off of it. Let me add she is his dog, that he is suppose to put up at night. We bought it for Christmas thinking that would help him be more responsible. (Its helped a little) The next day he didn't even care about his bat. We paid $160 for that damn thing!
I just don't know what to do. He truly does not care about his things at all. He leaves his shoes and clothes outside, he even lost two pairs of cleats in one week at the baseball park before. How hard is it to keep your shoes and clothes on?? He has also lost his shoes at school before, I had to bring him new shoes that day. All of our friends laugh, but it is not funny.
Any advise is welcome.