Dommom - posted on 12/25/2012 ( 11 moms have responded )
I am a mother of 2 teenage girls and a younger son. And quite frankly he seems very unresponsive to nearly ANY punishment I give him. Sending him to his room, timeouts, spankings, groundings, taking away privileges, etc. I recently had an episode of some severe back talking following an outright defiance to obey me. I had tried all of the above mentioned things and the situation was such that I was in his room as he came in from a bath. His mouth started AGAIN when I asked him something simple and I had had enough. Before I knew it I had pushed him out of his room and YANKED off the towel he had on. I threw it in his room and locked the door so he couldn't get back in. Moms, let me tell you..talk about an IMMEDIATE attitude change. He was nervous, then angry and embarrassed for a while but after about 30-40 minutes, he came to me in the kitchen and apologized to me for his attitude and promised to do the things I asked him. Now I will say that during that time, it was a bit "empowering" to watch him squirm and sweat for a while. But when he realized that as far as he knew I was going to keep him naked all day, then miracles happen! Have any mothers here done anything like this or advocate it in any way? I seemed to have found something that actually works on him and would LOVE to know if any other moms out there have tried this or use it? Anyway, thanks for any advice.