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Brushing teeth, changing clothes, showering, making healthy choices, doing chores, all of these were battles that me and ds fought on a daily basis.

I'm stressed out, he's stressed out, I don't know what to do. The a light bulb went off!lightbulbHe loves money. *Think Mr Crabs* So we started giving him a point on a chart every time he does the above. Each point is worth 2 cents. Like magic my son is now changing his underwear without being asked and brushing this teeth twice a day. It is sooo worth the 10 cents a day,lol.

Forgot to add something important. My son is 8 and has SPD Sensory Processing Disorder. He finds a lot of things we don't notice VERY uncomfortable. The feel of a tooth brush in his mouth, new washed clothes on his body, the textures of many, many foods, and so many other things. Money is something he enjoys so it helps motivate him to do things he finds unpleasant.

by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 6:58 PM
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talia-mom
by Gold Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 7:29 PM

It is so precious, that someone like you, who completely judges people, tells me not to do it.

Irony is awsome.


Quoting lga1965:

 What a sad, small-minded, judgemental person you are. We all have different parenting styles. I dont even want to know how YOU parent since you seem to be a very mean controlling person. ( You replies are evidence of that)

Quoting talia-mom:

How sad a life that is.

 



paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Mar. 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Hopefully I won't need to down the road. He's only 8 now. I'm sure he'll be different at 16 :-)

Quoting mehamil1:

For now. It won't down the road. You don't reward kids for doing stuff they should already be doing in the first place. 

Quoting paganbaby:

I'm rewarding him because it helps.

Quoting mehamil1:

You are rewarding your child for doing something he should be doing in the first place. You should not reward a child for doing something they should already be doing. 

It's an uphill battle to get these kids to take care of themselves. You have to do it over and over and over again. I get that it's frustrating but hey, that's life. My son is nine and still gives me a hard time about all of that and more but I still make him do it, fight or no fight. Eventually it becomes a habit they fall into. Or not. Hopefully by then he'll be out of your house and stinking up his own. 


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lga1965
by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 7:31 PM

 LOL, sure.Whatever....

Quoting talia-mom:

It is so precious, that someone like you, who completely judges people, tells me not to do it.

Irony is awsome.

 

Quoting lga1965:

 What a sad, small-minded, judgemental person you are. We all have different parenting styles. I dont even want to know how YOU parent since you seem to be a very mean controlling person. ( You replies are evidence of that)

Quoting talia-mom:

How sad a life that is.

 

 

 

 

paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Mar. 3, 2013 at 7:32 PM


Quoting turtle68:

 

Quoting lga1965:

 

Quoting turtle68:

meh...its not a battle when you are consistant. IMO washing hands after the toilet, brushing teeth, showering and changing clothes..gets done once you do so yourself and ensure they do it, every time it is needed.

Kids do what the parents do.

My kids do chores when I tell them to...the consequences of not doing them when asked is too high for them :-) Fortunately for them...its only once a week or a small chore daily. They get money for extra jobs such as cleaning the car or cleaning out the kitchen cupboards.

I dont give money for something I expect of them.

 I don't either but who are we to criticize her ? Nobody is perfect. Nobody has all THE right answers to parenting.

 didnt think I was criticizing her :-)  Judging...yes.  I think its lazy parenting when you have to pay your kid to be hygenic.

Lazy would be him not bathing or brushing his teeth at all. I like to think of my parenting as involved and thinking outside the box.

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talia-mom
by Gold Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 7:32 PM

You pay him to brush his teeth and change his underwear.   If you really think he is going to change, I have some ocean front property in Kansas for sale.


Quoting paganbaby:

Hopefully I won't need to down the road. He's only 8 now. I'm sure he'll be different at 16 :-)

Quoting mehamil1:

For now. It won't down the road. You don't reward kids for doing stuff they should already be doing in the first place. 

Quoting paganbaby:

I'm rewarding him because it helps.

Quoting mehamil1:

You are rewarding your child for doing something he should be doing in the first place. You should not reward a child for doing something they should already be doing. 

It's an uphill battle to get these kids to take care of themselves. You have to do it over and over and over again. I get that it's frustrating but hey, that's life. My son is nine and still gives me a hard time about all of that and more but I still make him do it, fight or no fight. Eventually it becomes a habit they fall into. Or not. Hopefully by then he'll be out of your house and stinking up his own. 




Paperfishies
by Silver Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 7:32 PM
Cool. My 9 year old can earn up to $65 a week doing chores.
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talia-mom
by Gold Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 7:33 PM
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Not my issue that yoiu can't realize what a judgmental piece of work you are.   You are.


Quoting lga1965:

 LOL, sure.Whatever....

Quoting talia-mom:

It is so precious, that someone like you, who completely judges people, tells me not to do it.

Irony is awsome.


Quoting lga1965:

 What a sad, small-minded, judgemental person you are. We all have different parenting styles. I dont even want to know how YOU parent since you seem to be a very mean controlling person. ( You replies are evidence of that)

Quoting talia-mom:

How sad a life that is.

 



 



turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Mar. 3, 2013 at 7:33 PM

 

Quoting paganbaby:


Quoting turtle68:

 

Quoting lga1965:

 

Quoting turtle68:

meh...its not a battle when you are consistant. IMO washing hands after the toilet, brushing teeth, showering and changing clothes..gets done once you do so yourself and ensure they do it, every time it is needed.

Kids do what the parents do.

My kids do chores when I tell them to...the consequences of not doing them when asked is too high for them :-) Fortunately for them...its only once a week or a small chore daily. They get money for extra jobs such as cleaning the car or cleaning out the kitchen cupboards.

I dont give money for something I expect of them.

 I don't either but who are we to criticize her ? Nobody is perfect. Nobody has all THE right answers to parenting.

 didnt think I was criticizing her :-)  Judging...yes.  I think its lazy parenting when you have to pay your kid to be hygenic.

Lazy would him not bathing or brushing his teeth at all. I like to think of my parenting as involved and thinking outside the box.

 LOL...ok

paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Mar. 3, 2013 at 7:34 PM

No, that's his little sister who's still breast fed. But yes my son has his owm room because he does need his space.

Quoting mehamil1:

Is this the kid you also still breast feed? 

And also the kid you allow to have his own bedroom while you and your husband sleep on the floor in the living room because he needs his "space"? 


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december911
by Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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I think whatever works for you. My friends son has SPD and at times, just holding his hand sets him off screaming. The only real friend he has is my daughter. Everything he does is seen as extreme by others. for some reason, my youngest dd is the only one he is gentle with and shows compassion and friendship for..she often goes with him to see his therapist. those that have no experience with spd don't get it...it took me a while to understand but it is what it is. at least you won't be paying for cavities later!
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