Just the clarify a few things I rent a room out in the basement and I have no problem watching her 8 yr old son. My problem is and she has the same problem he intentionally will ignore or play games about actually listening to what we are saying. So I figure and I have told him if can't listen to me the first time he can sit on the couch till his mom gets home. I have done it one day and its been a success. I help and watch him for 1 to 2 hours a day.
But my Ds has decided to pick up on his behavior, I won't tolerate it from Ds, I'm not going to put up with it. Today Ds has spent a combined total of 1 hour in time out. This was from behavior of hanging on the fridge, demanding me to do something, or refusing to help out. Ds is four, he also knows mom doesn't put up with it.
Also if ya'll could help out and give me advice on how to get my LL's son to help clean around the house. At this current time I have been trying to get him to sweep, (swifer) mop, and clean and wipe the counters. I was figuring every other day do one or the other, but currently his mom and I do all the above. His mom wants him to do football three days a night plus one game a weekend. He does have an Xbox but mom lets him control it. No cable, no internet at this time. Internet will be in my name if we do get it. But right now I need tips to getting him to help out, and neither of us have a lot of money. I was thinking like a trip to the zoo or aquarium after X amount of helping around the house. I get a discount so its like $6 per person. Or his choice of $1 movie, dessert one night, or family game?
Thank you for any and all help.