Shelia - posted on 11/29/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
This probably sounds like a small problem to most people, but every time we tell him to bring his dirty clothes out of his room, clean his room, or do some other chore, he comes back with the fact that his sister does not have to do chores, clean her room or do anything else like he does. This is not entirely true, we do go easier on her. She has a disability called Williams Syndrome. In her case, she has about 30 genes missing and this affects many aspects of her life. She has conquered a different array of things once difficult for her, but she will never be completely normal. She is currently attending a functional education program in high school in 9th grade.
He is in the 7th grade and has many problems in school due to his lack of responsibility. He also loves his X-box which we have had many conversations concerning his need to spend his time on instead of studying, reading, or doing chores. I ask now, who is normal? When will he realize that some day he may be the person responsible for her well-being. Her grandfather and I are raising both children. We have also adopted them. We have a very small extended family. They have us and their dad along with my grown daughter. I am The Neked Truth.