Sarah - posted on 11/26/2008 ( 1 mom has responded )
I know this is an old arguement, but does anyone have any ideas?
I ask my 14yr old to tidy his room and he tries to make things better by tidying the livingroom and kitchen instead! I've tried taking his stuff out of his room and grounding him...but it doesn't work.
He shares his room with his 19mth old brother and we can't let him loose in there for fear of hurting himself. We've tried asking him to do it for his brother (who he loves very much) but even that doesnt work. We've even said we'd pay him to do it...but every time I check on his progress, he's just sat there in the middle of it all.
He knows it won't take long, but after three weeks...he still hasnt done it.
We've even gone in and done it for him, but it just gets back to where it started.
AAAAAAAAAArgh! help, please? It's the only arguement in the house.