OK my son alwas wants me to do every single thing for him, i dont mind but i want to get him to clean up after himself like his room and not boss me around
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â« Shawnn âªâ«â« - posted on 06/08/2012
Well, here's your problem. You are ALREADY doing everything for the kid, including cleaning his room, from the sounds of it. Why should he bother, since you've done it all his life? Why have you let him tell you what to do, rather than politely ASK you for something?
If he's young, you still have hope, but be firm. Tell him that the rules have changed and you no longer pick up after him. Tell him he's a big boy and this is how you want things done.
If he's over the age of 7 or 8, well, you've trained him to think that you are there to serve him, and you will jump every time he says to...so I wish you luck. Re-training is possible, but unless you've got a backbone to keep it up, he'll fight you at every turn, and you'll end up doing it "just so that it gets done".
Tough love is the way to go. Stick with it. Best of luck
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